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Poland’s vape stores sanguine, but regulation and online loom

23rd June 2015 | Business briefing |

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Polish vape retailers believe the country’s e-cigarette market is growing thanks to higher awareness of the category, perception of e-cigs as a healthier alternative to tobacco, and the freedom to vape where smoking is prohibited. But how long will that last?

If it’s Saturday, this must be Shenzhen (and an e-cig expo)

19th March 2015 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While delegates to this week’s World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi presumably must decide which of the title’s categories e-cigarettes fall into, those who’ve missed it have another choice to make: just how many of the plethora of e-cig-related events in upcoming months they should attend. The conference in the United Arab […]

Sunshine and showers: the top e-cigarette stories in review

10th March 2015 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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As the change of seasons edged closer over February and early March, headlines in the e-cigarette sector were a sometimes confusing mix of storm clouds and sunshine.

E-cig makers look for weapons to fight back at counterfeiters

24th February 2015 | Business briefing |

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As counterfeiting and cloning become growing problems for the e-cigarette industry, one German-Russian supplier has issued a cease-and-desist notice to manufacturers and vendors which it claims are marketing rip-off products.

Beleaguered Blu banks on new model, international markets

11th February 2015 | Business briefing |

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As U.S. tobacco firm Lorillard enters what seem likely to be its last months of independence, executives may be feeling a little relief that the Blu e-cigarette brand will soon be off their hands.

PMI plans further iQOS rollouts; Imperial launches French e-cig

6th February 2015 | Business briefing |

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Big Tobacco continues to push ahead with e-cigarettes and other mass-market reduced-risk products around the world: just in recent days, Philip Morris International (PMI), Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco have all outlined plans to develop their product offerings.

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

26th January 2015 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might appreciate?

Controversy deterred Glaxo from entering e-cig market

16th January 2015 | Business briefing |

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Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline considered bringing its own e-cigarettes to market but decided the category is “just too controversial”, its CEO has said.