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New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?

Victory acquires a second British e-cigarette supplier for $50m

22nd April 2014 | Business briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
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U.S. e-cig manufacturer Victory Electronic Cigarettes is further strengthening its position in the European market with the acquisition of British counterpart VIP, the second UK firm it has bought this year.

Could EU directive be a model
for U.S. treatment of e-cigs?

16th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing

The European Parliament’s new rules on e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) have grabbed the attention of key members of the U.S. Senate, generating mixed reactions on whether it should influence the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the products.

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E-cig or iCig? Ad campaign proffers a high-tech image

16th April 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
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Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

British e-cig vendor JAC Vapour is taking an unusual approach for its first advertising campaign, presenting its products in a manner more typically employed for personal technology devices.

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

14th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
Russia
South America
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Regulatory briefing

The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

1st April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing

The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

For the vaper who has everything: a Bluetooth-enabled e-cig

21st February 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
Netherlands
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

What e-cigarettes can and can’t do, compared to tobacco cigarettes, is a subject of fierce and continuing debate. One difference, however, is clear: no tobacco product can double as a microphone for a mobile phone or a speaker for a personal music player, as the latest e-cig from Dutch manufacturer Supersmoker can.

Vype TV ads put the spotlight on e-cig promotion

17th February 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

The debut today of TV commercials for the Vype e-cigarette from British American Tobacco/Nicoventures is likely to focus attention on the regulation of e-cig advertising.

Next stop Britain for Lorillard’s Blu

15th February 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
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United Kingdom
United States
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U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is to launch its Blu e-cigarette brand in the UK following the acquisition last autumn of British e-cig firm Skycig.