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The UK e-cigarette market, October 2015

29th October 2015 - Market reports |

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The UK market in 2015 is estimated to be worth around £445million (€619m/$682m), with projected growth of 15% over the next two years. There has been a significant shift to tank, with usage of tanks now at 68% of the vaping population.

Report: UK vape store geographical breakdown and analysis

29th October 2015 - Market reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.   Executive summary   The Northwest region scored the highest on all three metrics: absolute number of vape shops, vape shops per capita and vape shops per square kilometre. The West Midlands also scored […]

Data in depth: UK vape store market data

28th October 2015 - Pricing trackers |

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Pricing trackers

This spreadsheet provides a summary of UK-based bricks-and-mortar sellers of e-cigs, exclusively for ECigIntelligence subscribers. It complements our new reports containing comprehensive coverage of the e-cigarette sector in the UK. ECigIntelligence UK vape store summary data

Presentation: the state of the e-cigarette industry

27th October 2015 - Business briefing |

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Exclusive insight for ECigIntelligence readers – download a detailed, data-rich presentation on the current state and future of the e-cig industry.

UK vape store pricing: online isn’t always cheaper

21st October 2015 - Business briefing |

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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.

Opinion: why zoning is the next big threat to America’s vape stores

16th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The gravest threat to the U.S. vapour industry comes from local government. While state-level attempts to regulate the industry have been largely unsuccessful, hundreds of local laws have come into force.

Italy opts for minimal regulation in draft TPD law

16th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The e-cigarette industry in Italy appears likely to receive gentle regulatory treatment from the government’s forthcoming implementation of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD).

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

14th October 2015 - Business briefing |

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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.

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

14th October 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

Combustible-like appearance appeals to new vapers

7th October 2015 - Business briefing |

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Looking like a regular cigarette is an advantage for e-cig products aiming to poach users away from tobacco, new research suggests.

New data reveals the rise and rise of box mods

5th October 2015 - Business briefing |

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The popularity of box mod e-cigarettes among U.S. vapers has risen sharply over the past year, in part because of innovative tank designs, new research suggests.

Mistic to sell sub-ohm models through Walmart

2nd October 2015 - Business briefing |

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American e-cigarette manufacturer Mistic E-Cigs is to sell starter kits, sub-ohm tanks and e-liquids through a range of mainstream mass retailers, in an expansion beyond the vape store and online channels.

Scottish kids understand vaping better than adults

30th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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While some critics fear that exposure to e-cigarettes and e-cig advertising among young people can lead to them taking up nicotine, a new study in Scotland suggests that awareness doesn’t always mean action.

Tobacco product or medical? FDA spells out the difference

24th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is this week proposing a new rule that will make it clearer when tobacco products should be considered as drugs or medical devices, and regulated accordingly.

FDA enforcement on e-cigarette suppliers: risks and strategies

23rd September 2015 - Market reports |

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Executive summary • Introduction • FDA enforcement authority • Development of FDA e-cigarette enforcement • Compliance strategies for the industry • Risk posed by patents

Ireland allows vaping in workplaces, but tightens ad rules

23rd September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Irish government has decided not to extend the country’s smoking ban to e-cigarettes, citing the lack of evidence for harm – but the advertising self-regulatory body in Ireland has taken a slightly harder line.

BAT acquires Poland’s CHIC, makes pact with Reynolds

22nd September 2015 - Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) is expanding its presence in the international e-cigarette market through the acquisition of Poland’s major supplier and formalising its co-operation with U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds American.

Pax enters British and German markets with heat-not-burn

15th September 2015 - Business briefing |

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U.S. smoking-alternatives maker Pax Labs is bringing its Pax 2 heat-not-burn device to European markets, with the product for sale online in Germany and the UK from today and expected to be in stores by mid-October.

Regulation key to success of tobacco alternatives, say PMI and Altria

11th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) wants to see alternative products take a large share of the nicotine market away from combustible cigarettes as soon as possible – with the help of appropriate regulation.

Portugal adds public vaping ban to new TPD law

7th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Portugal has become the latest European Union member state to implement the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), hewing closely to its requirements but also introducing a public vaping ban with limited exceptions.

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Portugal
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Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change

“Most online e-cig vendors make false claims,” says watchdog

4th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The majority of U.S. e-cig vendors make unsupported claims on their Websites, a watchdog group has charged after surveying the online presence of 159 companies. Truth in Advertising (TINA), a nonprofit based in Connecticut, examined the firms’ online content including “social media, testimonials, [and] links to studies or media reports” – not just advertising in […]

E-cigarette regulation in Poland: the road ahead

2nd September 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Executive summary • Introduction • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Retail channels • Notification procedure • Public place usage • Advertising restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

Database archive: world e-cig markets, September 2015

1st September 2015 - Tracker and database archives |

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ECigIntelligence’s global e-cigarette market database, produced exclusively for Platinum subscribers, includes market size estimates; smoking rates; vaping statistics; form factors; online and offline pricing; distribution channels; brands and chains; and key contacts.

FDA rebukes tobacco firms: don’t make modified-risk claims

27th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds and Imperial Tobacco to stop describing some of their combustible cigarettes as “additive-free” or “natural”.

Uganda bans e-cigarettes in tough new tobacco law

18th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The east African nation of Uganda appears to have become one of the small handful that ban e-cigarettes altogether, rolling a blanket prohibition into a stiff new tobacco control act.

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

18th August 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette regulation will change

British health charity calls for promotion of e-cigarettes

17th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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A prominent British public-health charity has thrown its weight behind vaping, saying that the public needs educating on e-cigarettes’ health benefits compared with combustibles.

Spain to transpose TPD without full public vaping ban

16th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Spain appears to have abandoned plans to impose a blanket ban on indoor vaping, omitting the measure from its draft legislation to implement the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD) in national law.

E-cigarette regulatory outlook for Switzerland, August 2015

13th August 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Introduction • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulatory change • Timeline for the revised Federal Tobacco Products Act • Age restrictions • Packaging restrictions: current • Packaging restrictions: future • Product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Enforcement • Looking ahead