Tobacconists in France have biggest increase in demand for vaping products

10th March 2022 - Infographics |

Tobacconists in France have seen the biggest increase in demand for vaping products in recent years, having received monetary support from the government to transform their businesses. Many have used this additional funding to rebrand their shops so that they attract more e-cigarette customers, according to new analysis from ECigIntelligence

Open systems dominate South Africa online: market report

18th July 2019 - Market reports |

The e-cig market in South Africa is worth ZAR450m in 2019 ($32.3m) and growing, with 150,000 vapers in the country and an estimated 55,000 daily users (around 36%). Check out the new ECigIntelligence report, looking across the top 20 online retailers and the market breakdown

A household name, but Juul is still keen to clean up its reputation

30th April 2019 - News analysis |

“Do you vape, or use e-cigarettes?” “No, I juul.” The fact that’s a plausible exchange among US teenagers shows just how far Juul has come in making itself part of US life. It’s become part of the language. And that may be a double-edged sword for the company, increasing its visibility both to potential customers […]

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

21st January 2019 - News analysis |

Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home territory.
The new devices will heat tobacco to higher temperatures than JT’s existing Ploom Tech, delivering stronger tastes, something consumers have called for, according to a company spokesperson.

BAT announces two new e-cig models with new blade technology

28th December 2018 - News analysis |

British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the launch of two new models of electronic cigarette that will be added to the company’s vaping portfolio.
The devices, called iSwitch and iSwitch Maxx, are the first to use efficient puretech blade technology, rather than the traditional coil and wick heating system.

Industry and stakeholders react to US Surgeon General’s advisory

21st December 2018 - News analysis |

Tuesday’s advisory on e-cigarettes from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams sparked a response from relevant actors for the industry that fell along the usual lines; industry members indicated displeasure with the advisory, while some tobacco control groups and regulators parroted its talking points or generally indicated support.

A picture of e-cig pricing in the UK

16th May 2018 - Market reports |

ECigIntelligence looks at the pricing and products range in e-liquids and hardware categories across the top five e-cigarette retailer websites in the UK and finds a shift towards advanced hardware products

As cigarette sales fall, PMI and JT plan further HnB investment

16th February 2018 - News analysis |

As tobacco giants Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco (JT) have been hit by falling tobacco sales, revenues from their e-cigarette and heat-not-burn (HnB) portfolios have increased. As they plan further investments to increase their market presence, 2018 should prove to be an interesting year for HnB products.

Online retailer aims for express e-cig deliveries

4th December 2017 - Marketing & retailing , News analysis |

A new website aiming to break into the British e-cigarette market with express deliveries has reached the halfway point in its crowd-funding round with under a month to go. Clouder – a UK-based third-party online aggregator for vape shops and e-cig companies – is attempting to raise £100,000 on Seedrs, a popular equity crowd-funding website.

We’ve moved!

15th November 2017 - News analysis |

ECigIntelligence has a new home – brighter, more modern offices, still in one of the world’s great cities

Poland: the vape store chains

4th September 2017 - Market reports |

ECigIntelligence examines the leading bricks-and-mortar vape chains in Poland and finds that BAT’s eSmokingWorld leads the way, with more than 800 stores across the country

Belgium: online sales ban benefits French firms

11th April 2017 - Market reports |

In our latest report on Belgium, we find that the market is only growing slowly due to online restrictions following the implementation of the TPD. Online sales are banned, meaning sites can only offer in-store collection, and having to print packaging in three languages has proved a barrier to some manufacturers. Meanwhile, French companies – the source of much of the e-liquid – have a strong presence in the south of the country.

PMI bids to gain first ever FDA modified-risk approval for iQOS

6th December 2016 - News analysis |

Philip Morris International (PMI) this week submitted its iQOS technology for approval as a reduced-risk product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a strategy which if successful would provide a tremendous boost to the credibility of heat-not-burn and perhaps pave the way for PMI’s partner Altria to dominate that market in the United States.

German market expected to grow substantially again in 2017

8th November 2016 - Market reports |

In this market report we look at how the German vaper population has grown by 30% in the past year. This looks set to continue next year, along with the continuing increase in the number of vaper stores. Online sales, meanwhile, are predominately being handled by just a few sites.

UK distribution: vape shops doing well, supermarkets still dominate

5th November 2016 - Market reports |

In the latest ECigIntelligence report into the UK market, we see that the growth in shop numbers over the past year has been highest in London (97%) and Scotland (105%). The top retailers offer a bigger range of e-cigarette than in other European countries and most of the top-selling e-cig brands sold in supermarkets or convenience stores are owned by tobacco giants.

China: a market with massive potential but unusual challenges

4th November 2016 - Market reports |

In this report ECigIntelligence takes an in-depth look at the market in China. The world’s most highly populated country is for now a largely untapped potential market for e-cigarettes, despite most of the world’s vaping hardware being manufactured there. The prevalence of smoking among men, the cheapness of traditional cigarettes supplied by a state monopoly industry, and the lack of desire in most smokers to give up all contribute to resistance to switching to electronic devices.

France: mature, competitive market dominated by open systems

3rd November 2016 - Market reports |

In this report ECigIntelligence looks at France, a mature market but one with some interesting times ahead. There is a high rate of competition among vape stores, with one chain of shops going out of business earlier this year. Meanwhile, the tobacconists are lobbying for exclusive rights to the sale of nicotine products.

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

26th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

This report examines the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco products in Europe, as well as some of the broader regulatory issues that they raise. It considers their treatment under the TPD; the question of whether they are smoking or smokeless products; and issues such as labelling, advertising and taxation. A detailed case study focuses on Italy.

Pax Labs appoints Deezer executive as CEO

1st September 2016 - News analysis |

Pax Labs has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) imported from the online music sector and is considering further international expansion as a way to maintain its ability to innovate in the e-cig sector. Tyler Goldman will take over from James Monsees as CEO of the company, which makes Juul e-cigarettes and the Pax […]

Online sales: traffic and engagement for top U.S. sites

26th February 2016 - Market reports , Pricing snapshots |

Data for the online e-cig sector in the United States suggests a robust industry, and contrasts strongly with dwindling growth reported in traditional retail channels. Our in-depth report identifies the top vendors and analyses changes in leadership over time; looks at levels and drivers of traffic; and assesses key metrics for consumer engagement with online sellers of e-cigarettes and vapour products.

The e-liquid top tier: profiles and analysis of leading U.S. brands

15th February 2016 - Market reports |

ECigIntelligence’s evaluation of the interconnected value chains in the U.S. e-cigarette and vapour markets begins with the overly saturated, intensely competitive, and highly lucrative e-liquid segment. This report takes an overview of 2015 Vape Shop Index findings on the top revenue-generating e-liquid brands sold through bricks-and-mortar retail locations across the U.S.

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

7th December 2015 - News analysis |

Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems to be going toward heat-not-burn.

Opinion: the fortunes of the e-cigarette industry in 2016

2nd December 2015 - News analysis |

The e-cigarette world in 2016 will be overshadowed by regulation. But the story will not just be about compliance. The market and the products themselves are rapidly evolving even without the influence of law-makers. So requirements like the TPD and the deeming regulations merely add a further twist to an already complex outlook.

UK vape store pricing: online isn’t always cheaper

21st October 2015 - News analysis |

A lack of competition has left the south and east of England with the highest average pricing in vape stores – but prices across the UK generally remain remarkably competitive with online sellers, according to new research from ECigIntelligence.

The not-so-noxious weed: how e-cig companies could lead in cannabis

14th October 2015 - News analysis |

39 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws that legalise and/or decriminalise marijuana use or possession to various extents. E-cig companies are well positioned to enter the emerging marijuana market because of their technical expertise and intimate knowledge of the science behind vaporisers, and several types of cannabis-compatible vaporisers, or “c-cigs”, may succeed in the U.S. market.

The UK’s new PAS: how much will compliance cost?

16th July 2015 - News analysis |

British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

At last, a domestic e-cig market for China’s manufacturers

6th May 2015 - News analysis |

The domestic Chinese market for e-cigarettes appears to finally be opening up, with a major manufacturer having started distribution of nicotine-containing cigalikes through convenience stores at the beginning of this year, and a number of others having plans to distribute their own products in 2015.

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

19th March 2015 - News analysis |

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 […]

In depth: Belgian e-cig market and regulation, March 2015

16th March 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Market analysis • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing • Sales and distribution • Brands • Raw materials and manufacturing • Regulatory analysis • Medical regulation • Personal use exemption • Public place usage • Advertising • Regulatory outlook – policy change? • Regulatory authority

In depth: Russian e-cigarette market & regulation, Feb. 2015

6th February 2015 - Market reports |

Market analysis • Market size • Consumption patterns • Number of e-cig users in Russia • Pricing and exchange rates • Sales, distribution and brands • Regulatory analysis • Introduction • Russian regulatory landscape • Current e-cig regulation • Tobacco regulation • The future of e-cig regulation in Russia

In depth: South African e-cig market & regulation, Jan. 2015

27th January 2015 - Market reports |

Market analysis • Market context • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Raw materials and manufacturing • Regulatory analysis • Regulatory overview • National regulation • Provincial regulation • Local regulation • Non-governmental regulation • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: national law • Appendix 2: lawsuit – D Beelders vs Smokestik SA CC, and complaint against Twisp • Further information

In depth: Italian e-cig market and regulation, December 2014

19th December 2014 - Market reports |

Market analysis • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Raw materials and manufacturing • PMI and iQOS in Italy • Regulatory analysis • Introduction • Labelling and packaging • Age restrictions • Advertising and marketing • Tax • The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

In depth: e-cigs in the Nordics – market and regulatory analysis

11th December 2014 - Market reports |

Market analysis • Market size • Market background • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Raw materials and manufacturing • Snus • Regulatory analysis • Regulation in Denmark • Regulation in Finland • Regulation in Norway • Regulation in Sweden

In depth: e-cigs in the UK – market and regulatory analysis

26th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview of usage data: “ever” users; tank usage; cigalike usage • Pricing and spend: online pricing; e-liquids; cigalikes; tank systems • Sales, distribution and marketing: online; offline; marketing; medical licensing for e-cigs • Brand ownership and M&A: different blends of acquisition and development; cigalikes • Raw materials and manufacturing • Current regulatory landscape • Advertising: regulatory control; advertising restrictions; the new CAP and BCAP rules; existing advertising restrictions; enforcement of advertising rules • TPD transposition: pre-transposition challenges to the TPD; transposition timeline; significant new rules for e-cigarettes: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards; possible impacts of Totally Wicked’s challenge on article 20 and e-cigarette regulation; overview of ECITA proposal • Medical licensing: marketing authorisation costs for medically licensed e-cigarette product in the UK; manufacturer/import authorisation; pharmacovigilance; wholesale • Existing legislation governing manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes in the UK • TPD implementation: the process of implementing EU directives in the UK; the transposition process.

Data in depth: UK e-cig brands, products, pricing analysis

26th October 2014 - Pricing snapshots |

Download a spreadsheet containing product and online ranking data for 30 UK e-cigarette brands and suppliers – plus pricing analysis for cigalikes, disposables, tank starter kits, e-liquids, and clearomisers; analysis of availability through major retailers; and details of manufacturing claims.

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 […]

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 […]

In depth: e-cigs in the U.S. – market and regulatory analysis

24th September 2014 - Regulatory reports |

A comprehensive survey of the U.S. e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size • Consumption patterns • Online pricing • Distribution • Raw material supply • E-cigarette usage surveys • Current U.S. e-cigarette regulation • The future of e-cigarette regulation in the United States • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Taxation of e-cigs • State and local government regulation case study – California • Public place restrictions by state and local governments • Challenging the deeming regulations – precedents • The FDA regulatory process • The role and influence of trade and consumer associations

In depth: how e-cig associations set standards, influence policy

3rd September 2014 - Market reports |

France: influence on regulation and case law • France: influence on standards adoption • French and European associations’ influence on the TPD • UK: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards • UK: developing manufacturing standards • French and British approaches compared • U.S.: industry self-regulation • U.S.: association regulatory and lobbying efforts

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.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and distributors of personal electronic vaporising units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). It is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding […]

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The ACS is the voice of more than 33,500 local shops, supporting members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities. Its core purpose is to lobby government on the issues that make a difference to local shops. It represents the interests of retailers on a range of issues, including regulation, planning, alcohol and […]

National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The NFRN exists to help the independent retailer compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive market by providing practical help and assistance, commercial support, deals and buying opportunities, training, expertise and services. The NFRN also actively represents its members’ interests at governmental and parliamentary level. It is the oficial government referral body for the sector […]

National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators (NACMO)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

NACMO exists to generate and represent the standards and conditions that will benefit of their members and the trade as a whole; form policy on trade issues and then promote these issues to all allied parties; generate information, support and assistance of benefit of their members; and develop the integrity of the trade in the […]

Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Funded by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, this organisation offers a free membership to all independent retailers who sell tobacco. It campaigns on issues of relevance to both their businesses and to the industry. PO Box 61705, London SW1H 0XS, UK

British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

The BAPW represents full-line pharmaceutical distributors which between them provide 90% of the nation’s medicines, covering all of the UK’s population. A forum is provided for discussion across the industries involved in the provision of pharmaceuticals to Britain’s health services. Full-line wholesalers act as a one-stop shop for almost all pharmaceutical products and services. Their […]

Healthcare UK

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England. It UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas, by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets and supporting healthcare partnerships between the UK and overseas healthcare providers. 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H […]

Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

The TVECA is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating a sensible and responsible electronic cigarette market by providing the media, legislative bodies and consumers with education, communication and research. Bennebroekerdyk 208, Cruquius Holland 2142LD, The Netherlands

European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

ESTA represents the interests of the European manufacturers, distributors and importers of fine-cut (rolling) tobacco, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and nasal snuff tobacco. The members of ESTA are mainly small and medium-sized companies and include national associations from the European Union, the accession countries and the European Economic Area. Rond Point Schumanplein 9, box 1, […]

Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

A non-commercial association which was formed to represent the common views of major European–based cigarette manufacturers and several national associations of manufacturers, CECCM seeks to promote dialogue with EU institutions and participates constructively in EU decision-making processes and tobacco-related policy formulation. CECCM supports the development of reasonable and workable tobacco regulation. 125, Avenue Louise […]

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Also known as the Association Européenne des Spécialités Pharmaceutiques Grand Public/Europäischer Verband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller. AESGP, the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry, is the official representation of manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices in Europe. It is composed of national associations and the main multinational companies manufacturing self-care products. In addition , […]

The European Smokeless Tobacco Council (ESTOC)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

ESTOC represents the interests of smokeless tobacco manufacturers and distributors as well as tobacco trade associations. It monitors all issues related to smokeless tobacco, including the latest scientific developments at a European and global level. ESTOC’s objective is to enable smokeless tobacco products to comply with their regulatory framework in Europe and in other parts of […]