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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.

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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.

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

10th August 2014 | News analysis |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting critique of the agency’s approach from a U.S. vapers’ group.

Blu still on top, but faltering; Lorillard remains optimistic

31st July 2014 | News analysis |

Lorillard’s brand Blu retains around a 40% share of the U.S. mainstream retail market for e-cigarettes, an enviable position in many categories. But there are signs in the firm’s latest financial results and in measurement data that its ascendance is slowing, and that if Imperial Tobacco takes over the Blu brand as expected early next year, it will not be inheriting an unstoppable market leader.