Business briefing / Europe

All of our European-related business news briefings can be found on this page. Whether it is recent news and updates relating to specific companies and organisations, retail and market-related news or new technology and innovation within Europe, you will be able to easily locate it here.

Consumers shifting to tanks, preferring sweeter flavours

16th June 2014 | Business briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Canada
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

Vapers are switching away from using e-cigarettes as simulators of tobacco smoking and embracing them as a product category in their own right, according to a new market study.

To stock or not to stock? Pharmacists uncertain on e-cigs

16th May 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically licensed.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
North America
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Virginia
Companies
Health
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing

E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.

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

25th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing

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
Business briefing

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
Companies
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
Business briefing
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.