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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) has withdrawn its application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, but kept the door open for a private offering in the future.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

UK pharma regulator approves cigarette-like vapour device

12th September 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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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.

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

3rd September 2014 - Market reports |

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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

Data in depth: U.S. e-cig brands, products, pricing analysis

28th August 2014 - Pricing trackers |

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Download a spreadsheet containing product and online ranking data for more than 40 U.S. e-cigarette suppliers – plus pricing analysis for disposables, cartridges, e-liquids, clearomisers and starter kits.

In depth: Poland’s e-cig products, prices, channels

24th August 2014 - Pricing trackers |

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Download a spreadsheet containing product, online ranking and retail channel data for 61 Polish e-cigarette suppliers – plus pricing analysis for e-liquids, starter kits and clearomisers.

Blu e-cig could be confused with Zippo lighter, says court

21st August 2014 - Business briefing |

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Zippo Manufacturing, maker of the famous cigarette lighter, has won a round in its worldwide legal dispute over the use of the brand name Blu – also employed by Lorillard for its market-leading e-cigarette.

Blu still on top, but faltering; Lorillard remains optimistic

31st July 2014 - Business briefing |

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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.

U.S. tobacco mega-deal leaves Imperial with best-seller Blu

15th July 2014 - Business briefing |

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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.