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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.

In depth: e-cig advertising rules in Britain and France compared

24th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory control of advertising in the UK • Existing UK advertising restrictions • The New UK Rules • Non-statutory regulation of e-cigarette advertising in France • The two regimes: few similarities

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

19th October 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need for public place usage restrictions.

In depth: why the FDA treats vitamins easier than e-cigs

15th October 2014 - Market reports |

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Heavy-handed regulations for e-cigarettes • The DSHEA: a much lighter touch • Industry-friendly provisions for dietary supplements • Resisting tighter regulation for dietary supplements

If you build loyalty, vapers will come, says ad industry

3rd October 2014 - Business briefing |

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          Engagement and loyalty-building with individual consumers will grow increasingly important for e-cigarette brands in Europe, according to industry experts. But will forthcoming regulation allow it to happen in the easiest place – online – or will it force brands to rely on establishing connections with their customers through retail stores? […]

France plans public vaping ban, but goes harder on tobacco

26th September 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising restrictions.

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: Spain’s national regulations – and its next steps

22nd September 2014 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with tobacco regulation • Public use restrictions • Age restrictions • Packaging and point-of-sale requirements • Advertising restrictions • Medical claims • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • The decreto ley option

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.

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.

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

26th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.

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.

North Carolina allows prison inmates to buy e-cigarettes

13th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Prison inmates in North Carolina are to be allowed e-cigarettes, following an unusual law-making decision which implicitly gives official recognition to the products as substitutes for tobacco smoking.

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

10th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting critique of the agency’s approach from a U.S. vapers’ group.

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.

Many UK pharmacists will sell e-cigs to kids, survey finds

4th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Almost three out of four independent UK pharmacies failed to stop under-age consumers attempting to purchase an e-cigarette, according to a new investigation from two UK governmental bodies, Public Health England and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).

Refillable users “more sensitive to price” than cigalike buyers

17th June 2014 - Business briefing |

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The sensitivity of U.S. vapers to e-cigarette pricing is much higher than smokers’ sensitivity to the costs of tobacco cigarettes, according to new research – and sales of refillable units are particularly likely to be affected by price increases.

Consumers shifting to tanks, preferring sweeter flavours

16th June 2014 - Business briefing |

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Vapers are switching away from using e-cigarettes as simulators of tobacco smoking and embracing them as a product category in their own right, according to a new market study.