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Chinese manufacturer files to list on NASDAQ

2nd October 2014 | News analysis |

          Kimree, a Chinese e-cigarette manufacturer, has filed to list on the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the acronym KREE. It plans to raise around $125m in its initial public offering (IPO) but has not yet released any details on the number of shares it plans to offer or what pricing will be. According to Reuters, » Continue Reading.

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

29th May 2014 | News analysis |

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

13th February 2014 | News analysis |

Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and use is permitted.