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A tale of two tank markets: success in U.S., woes in Spain

6th October 2014 | News analysis |

          The differing fortunes of e-cigarettes in two major markets are highlighted by new ECigIntelligence research, showing that while tank systems are taking off dramatically in the U.S. they have fallen flat in Spain. Our U.S. research, available exclusively to ECigIntelligence customers in a 62-page special report, finds that the U.S. market is larger than previously » Continue Reading.

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If you build loyalty, vapers will come, says ad industry

3rd October 2014 | News analysis |

          Engagement and loyalty-building with individual consumers will grow increasingly important for e-cigarette brands in Europe, according to industry experts. But will forthcoming regulation allow it to happen in the easiest place – online – or will it force brands to rely on establishing connections with their customers through retail stores? From 2016, the European e-cigarette » Continue Reading.

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E-cigarette experts at expos unclear but upbeat

2nd October 2014 | News analysis |

        Paris and Las Vegas: ECigIntelligence director, Tim Phillips recently chaired the E-cig Vegas: Industry Conference discussion panels where experts debated the current business climate in the sector, the upcoming Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming regulations and the science surrounding e-cigarettes. At Vapexpo in Paris meanwhile, Nick Wenbourne, ECigIntelligence legal and regulatory director, discussed the EU’s » 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.

Drop in smokers seeking help: does it mean more use of e-cigs?

21st August 2014 | News analysis |

Anti-smoking campaigners in the UK believe the use of e-cigarettes as unofficial cessation aids has contributed to a sharp drop in the number of people joining quit-smoking programmes, although nearly all successful participants in those schemes are still relying on pharmacotherapies.

Swedish pharma regulator granted control over e-cigs

23rd July 2014 | News analysis |

A Swedish court has upheld attempts by the country’s medical products regulator to treat nicotine-containing e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, meaning that they must go through a licensing process and cannot be sold in outlets such as groceries and convenience stores.