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In depth: New York state e-cig regulation, December 2014

1st December 2014 | News analysis |

Introduction • The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law and New York City law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuit – The Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment vs New York City

Do Minnesota’s young people really vape more than others?

23rd November 2014 | News analysis |

Nearly 20% of middle and high school students in Minnesota have tried vaping, a proportion about three times higher than the national average – but the public health researchers who produced the figure have cautioned against assuming that it represents a major problem for the state.

In depth: California e-cig regulation, November 2014

15th November 2014 | News analysis |

The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law, consumer protection law and licensing law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuits – Smoking Everywhere and Sottera

Could Republicans’ triumph mean a gentler ride for e-cigs?

6th November 2014 | News analysis |

Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned for its traditional stance against what it considers burdensome regulations on business.

Stock graph - Morton Lin

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.

Heat and burn - Flickr Mark Juan

Creating a smoking alternative: the inside story of Ploom

30th September 2014 | News analysis |

          E-cigarettes and modified-risk tobacco products may change the face of smoking as we know it today. In this article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, Ploom co-founder and chief technology officer Adam Bowen relates the story of “the Ploom experience”. Ploom was based first and foremost on one simple but powerful idea: » Continue Reading.

Media release misrepresented researchers’ cancer findings

29th September 2014 | News analysis |

          A science publisher’s own publicity for a research article on e-cigarettes and cancer has been criticised for suggesting conclusions unjustified by the data. For a recent paper in the John Wiley & Sons journal Cancer, entitled “Electronic cigarette use among patients with cancer”, researchers investigated people enrolled in a tobacco treatment programme at a major » Continue Reading.