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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.

Californian labelling threats “are meant to create pressure”

17th February 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The Californian nonprofit threatening to sue e-cigarette companies over their product labelling says it hopes to pressure the entire industry into marketing e-cigs that are safer and carry mandatory warnings.

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.

Data in depth: e-cig pricing and brands in Russia

6th February 2015 - Pricing trackers |

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Download a spreadsheet containing the latest ECigIntelligence data on the Russian market including: Top Russian online brands • Website traffic rankings • prices for tanks, clearomisers and e-liquid.

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

6th February 2015 - Market reports |

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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

Altria believes e-cig consumers are still seeking ideal brands

3rd February 2015 - Business briefing |

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Marlboro maker Altria, biggest of the U.S. Big Tobacco firms, plans further development of its e-cig products this year – and its CEO believes consumers have not yet settled on their favourite brands.

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

27th January 2015 - Market reports |

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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

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.

Data in depth: Canadian e-cig brands and pricing analysis

6th January 2015 - Pricing trackers |

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Download a spreadsheet containing: top Canadian online brands • Website traffic rankings • prices for cigalike starter kits and cartridges • prices for disposables • prices for tank starter kits, clearomisers and e-liquid.

Data in depth: German e-cig brands and pricing analysis

6th January 2015 - Pricing trackers |

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Download a spreadsheet containing: top German online brands • Website traffic rankings • prices for cigalike starter kits, cartridges, and disposables • prices for tank starter kits, clearomisers and e-liquid.

In depth: the e-cig industry’s strengths and weaknesses

24th December 2014 - Business briefing , Market reports |

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The e-cig industry is driven by rapidly growing consumer demand, splintered by diverse technologies, threatened by regulation, and niggled at by medical doubts. So the team at ECigIntelligence has drafted a SWOT analysis for the industry as a whole.

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

19th December 2014 - Market reports |

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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)

ECIG abandons NASDAQ IPO, citing market conditions

18th December 2014 - Business briefing |

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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) has withdrawn its application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, but kept the door open for a private offering in the future.

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

11th December 2014 - Market reports |

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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

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

29th November 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.

Film is “powerful, discreet” alternative to e-cigs and NRT

26th November 2014 - Business briefing |

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Smokers seeking alternatives to the combustible cigarette face problems that neither e-cigs nor nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can fully solve, according to the CEO of a Swedish firm which is taking a completely different technology approach.

Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

10th November 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in Europe.

Altria flexes its retail muscle, plans more Nu Mark products

30th October 2014 - Business briefing |

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Marlboro maker Altria has pushed out its MarkTen e-cig to nearly 80,000 U.S. stores, with more due to start stocking the product soon, and is working with retailers to get maximum exposure on their shelves.

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

26th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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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 trackers |

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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.

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Chinese manufacturer files to list on NASDAQ

2nd October 2014 - Business briefing |

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          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 […]

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Creating a smoking alternative: the inside story of Ploom

30th September 2014 - Business briefing |

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          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 […]

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

24th September 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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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: FDA deeming regs – the problems and solutions

19th September 2014 - Market reports |

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The proposed regulations • FDA e-cigarette information requests • Analysis of SFATA submission • SFATA’s proposed alternative • Analysis of AEMSA submission and proposals • Analysis of Totally Wicked submission and proposals • Conclusions