U.S. vape shop customers prefer to use tank-devices with flavours other than tobacco, and choose to buy these products from specialists because of their expertise and knowledge, according to a new study.
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.
Philip Morris International (PMI) this week launched its heated tobacco device iQOS in the UK, claiming: “We certainly see a future where Philip Morris no longer will be selling cigarettes.”
British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the opening of a retail store in Milan, Italy as part of the launch of its Vype Pebble e-cigarette. It follows closely on from Philip Morris International (PMI) opening a store in London as part of the expansion of its iQOS heat-not-burn product. The Vype Pebble has now been launched in Italy, the UK » Continue Reading.
What is a typical Italian vape store like, who are its typical customers, and what do they buy? We went out into the streets of Rome and Verona to find out.
Industry experts, regulators, lawyers and researchers will consider the implications of a complex picture of e-cigarette regulation when they meet at a conference in Washington next week.
In this November 2016 analysis we focused on stores which we believed to be dedicated to vaping, the traditional definition of a vape store. The directories to a large extent are populated with these stores, however we cleaned the data of stores which were clearly tobacconists or other non-specialist stores.
A new California public health campaign has labelled vapers as “stupid sheep”.
The willingness of smokers to adopt e-cigarettes may depend partly on their moral perceptions of addiction, weakness and personal strength, a new British study suggests.
A new report shows that the sale of vaping products to under-18s is still happening in England and vape shops must accept some of the blame.
American e-cigarette retailer VaporBeast has been bought by a tobacco products company Turning Point Brands for around $27m (€25.6m).
Local e-liquid manufacturers, small vape stores and a culture of cloud chasing dominate a very small e-cig market in the Philippines, where traditional cigarettes are cheap and nearly half of all men smoke. But that could change with the entry of British American Tobacco into the unregulated market.
Canada’s government today made its long-awaited move to end regulatory confusion with a new bill which puts vapour products in a category of their own, distinct from conventional tobacco.
We consider the very different approaches online e-cigarette retailers and e-liquid brands in the U.S. take to social media, and how this reflects the different roles of their Websites and the way customers use them.
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has expanded U.S. distribution of its Vuse Vibe pre-filled tank system to more than 25,000 retail outlets.
In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in future legislative decisions.
This report is a brief overview of some of the key heated tobacco and hybrid products that are already on the market or are soon to be launched, including data on sales volumes and details of launch plans.
Bulgaria has taken a gentle approach to adopting Europe’s TPD regulations. E-cigarettes are regarded as “tobacco-related” rather than tobacco products as such, and are treated more benignly than tobacco, with public usage allowed.
Companies must work harder to stand out at industry events or face becoming lost in a sea of competition, according to a recent award winner.
Convenience stores can improve their business by stocking less tobacco and more e-cigarettes, a new report claims.
BAT says its Glo heat-not-burn product will be available in Japan from mid-December. It is running a test trial in one city before launching the product nationwide.
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.
E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Turkey without a pharmaceutical licence from the Ministry of Health – and so far no such licence has been awarded.
Control of Congress and the prospect of new e-cigarette taxes will be as important for the U.S. vapour industry as who wins the White House.
Italy’s vaping population has more than tripled in the past year, bringing the number of e-cigarette users back to the levels of 2013, before the 2014 crash – and the rise is set to continue, with greater market visibility and an increase in the number of vape stores.
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.
Fontem’s Blu brand has launched a range of e-cigarettes compliant with the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) ahead of the May 2017 deadline.
The French government has endorsed the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation after a meeting with pro-vaping associations.
The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in the UK and numbers of vapers have risen by 4% over the past year to reach 2.6m in 2016. There has been a major shift over the past two years from pre-filled cartridges to tank system devices,
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.
We strongly expect nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be legalised in Norway, where their sale has been banned until now. The anticipated move will come as a boost to the Norwegian vaping market, which has already grown by 18% since 2014.
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.
In this report ECigIntelligence looks at the state of the market in Italy – a market that is recovering following a crash in 2014. The Italian market is also seeing Big Tobacco firms moving in alongside the smaller local companies.
A new survey has found differing levels of awareness and e-cig use in the Philippines and India but neither market has really developed for vaping products as yet.
In this report ECigIntelligence takes an in-depth look at the market in Ukraine. The currently unregulated vape market appears to be growing again following the recent political turmoil. However, new rules are under discussion that would put e-cigarettes on the same level as traditional tobacco products.
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 has faced price gouging problems after mistakes led to insufficient demand. But it anticipates it will have fully fixed the problem by early next year.
ECigIntelligence looks at how the market in Russia is developing, including the growth in popularity of open system devices and the rise of a vaping culture. Our in-depth report provides detailed data on market size, retailing, market trends and pricing.
In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at how leading retailers dominate the UK’s online market for e-cigarette products. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is creating uncertainty in the market, we find that consumers don’t seem very loyal to particular Websites or brands.
Italy has adopted a light touch approach to implementing the European TPD regulations, with only minimum restrictions on the e-cigarette industry. There is only a limited ban on advertising, and no restriction on public use of e-cigs. Cross-border sales are prohibited, but domestic distance sales are allowed. Our report provides a full examination of all aspects of post-TPD e-cigarette regulation in Italy.
Regulation of vape products in the Netherlands follows closely the provisions of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But although the vaping industry is highly regulated, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as what laboratories will be accredited for product testing. This complete regulatory report examines in detail every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in the Netherlands.
Recent news reports have lambasted hoverboards over safety concerns – prompting multiple retailers to drop listings. But is the threat over-rated? There are some striking similarities to similar news reports on e-cigarettes.
E-cigarette sales have come under strict regulation in Luxembourg since the TPD was adopted: our report provides full details.
Proposed new rules intended to ease cross-border trade within the European Union threaten to create a catch-22 situation for e-cigarette retailers. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) allows EU member states to ban cross-border sales, the EU is working on proposals that could in effect force some e-commerce vendors to sell across borders.
State legislatures in the U.S. continue to have numerous e-cigarette-related bills placed before them. Totting up the topics of those proposed laws reveals that some issues remain major concerns at state level, while others seemingly don’t trouble the politicians much.
U.S. businesses selling e-cigarettes and other vaping products online can expect to be hard hit by new rules governing the processing of credit card payments.
A ban on e-cigarette advertising in France has been challenged by an alliance of five pro-e-cig organisations, which plan to take the matter to the country’s highest courts.
The state of Utah is taking action for a second time against an e-cigarette company accused of unscrupulous and misleading selling practices.
The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age verification.
A new UK government body consultation will look at possibilities for new rules on e-cigarette advertising in the UK including whether limited health claims should be permitted for non-medically licensed e-cigs.