Britain’s medicines regulator has issued a product licence for the nicotine inhaler Voke, which will be sold by British American Tobacco’s subsidiary Nicoventures and looks likely to be the closest pharmaceutically-approved competitor to the e-cigarette.
Tobacco giant Lorillard has filed an injunction in the UK courts against Zippo Manufacturing, the legendary producer of lighters, seeking to protect its Blu e-cigarette trademarks in Europe.
The British e-cigarette maker found to have diacetyl in one of its e-liquids handled this week’s ensuing fallout correctly, according to a crisis management expert.
Japan Tobacco has no plans to acquire more e-cigarette companies or to launch a product in its home territory, the company’s president and CEO has said.
A British e-cigarette supplier is the sector’s first independent to launch a legal challenge against the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), the EU rules published this year that will regulate the e-cig market in European member states.
The term “vape” has just been added to Oxford Dictionaries’ huge list of English words, joining “e-cigarette”, which has been there since 2012.
A new survey suggests that two-thirds of UK doctors would like to see greater restrictions on the accessibility of e-cigarettes.
The chief executive of U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds American has strongly hinted that it will take its Vuse e-cigarette brand to international markets through a partnership with British American Tobacco (BAT).
U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is losing its best-selling e-cigarette brand Blu to British counterpart Imperial Tobacco, as part of a complex four-way deal which sees Reynolds American pay $27bn for Lorillard while Imperial picks up a number of key brands from both.
Divisions among British pharmacists over whether to sell e-cigarettes, and who to, have been further highlighted this week by a survey showing that a substantial minority would support making the products available to under-18s.
PMI becomes the latest tobacco company to enter the UK e-cigarette market with the purchase of the makets of Nicolites.
Can nicotine cause cancer? It’s a question that has been posed for some time, and answered in the negative, although some studies have found potentially carcinogenic associations. And now new research raises the issue again.
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.
Another large British e-cigarette manufacturer is being acquired by an overseas company, as the UK market becomes a battleground for international e-cig and tobacco firms.
U.S. e-cig supplier Victory Electronic Cigarettes is claiming leadership of the British and wider European markets following its fourth takeover of the year.
With two years still to run before the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into practical force, there are hints already that regulation will bring about a consolidation in major e-cigarette markets.
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.
Feeding consumers’ hunger for information on e-cigarettes is essential if the category is to flourish at retail, according to one of the biggest British brands in the sector.
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.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing to rule on a challenge to the legality of plain packaging regulations for tobacco cigarettes.
A new survey on e-cigarette usage in the UK from pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) highlights the extent of dual use with tobacco, and the differing product choices of current and former smokers.
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.
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.
E-cigarettes made the headlines today in Britain, and they weren’t good ones. The Sun, the nation’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, ran a story headlined “E-Cig Gran Blown Up In Hospital” on its front page.
The European e-cigarette market could be worth more than $2bn, according to a new report from ECigIntelligence.
British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to launch another e-cigarette in the UK next year after identifying the “non-tobacco nicotine market” as a priority.
One of Britain’s biggest pub chains is taking a positive stance on e-cigarettes that contrasts strongly with the policies adopted by most of its competitors.
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint concerning health claims made in advertising literature by e-cigarette maker Ten Motives.
E-cigarettes appear to be gaining favour among British consumers at the expense of smoking cessation products, with users considering them just as effective.
E-cigs do not generally act as a gateway to smoking, according to British smokers and ex-smokers surveyed by Mintel for its new “Smoking Cessation and E-cigarettes” report.