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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.

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Fontem patents could give Imperial an advantage at FDA

19th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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E-cigarette patents held by Imperial Tobacco could give the company an advantage in the U.S. market, if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes ahead with plans to make obtaining regulatory approval easier for pre-2007 products.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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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.

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new products.

Victory acquires a second British e-cigarette supplier for $50m

22nd April 2014 - Business briefing |

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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.

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E-cig or iCig? Ad campaign proffers a high-tech image

16th April 2014 - Business briefing |

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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.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 […]

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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ECITA helps members to operate a legally-compliant, ethical, and above all, successful business. www.ecita.org.uk katherine.devlin@ecita.org.uk

National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators (NACMO)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 |

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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. www.tobaccoretailersalliance.org.uk PO Box 61705, London SW1H 0XS, UK info@the-tra.org.uk