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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.

To stock or not to stock? Pharmacists uncertain on e-cigs

16th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically licensed.

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Illinois to make child-proofing mandatory for e-liquid bottles?

13th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. state of Illinois is considering making child locks for bottles of e-liquid mandatory, a move which would give the state stricter rules than those planned by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and implementation.

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FDA’s product approval process is biggest worry for e-cig sector

25th April 2014 - Business briefing |

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The deeming regulations on e-cigarettes issued yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were largely expected by the industry and greeted without panic, although concerns were raised over the product approval process and the underlying philosophy of regulating all nicotine-containing products in a similar way.

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.

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?

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Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

24th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place usage.

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.

FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

14th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Further pressure is being brought to bear on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the release of a report from 11 members of Congress arguing that regulation of e-cigarette companies is needed to stop them marketing to minors.

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

14th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.

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 […]

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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The AAF and promotes the well-being of advertising, accomplishing this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. www.aaf.org 1101 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA aaf@aaf.org

Tobacco-Free Kids

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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The mission of Tobacco-Free Kids is to work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. www.tobaccofreekids.org 1400 Eye Street., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, USA

U.S. Government

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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As the U.S. government’s official Web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the Web. www.usa.gov U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, USA

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 […]

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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The Committees write and maintain the UK Advertising Codes, which are administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. They also offer the industry authoritative advice and guidance on how to create campaigns that comply with the rules. www.cap.org.uk Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6QT

Advertising Standards Authority

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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The Advertising Standards Authority is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. It applies the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice. Its work includes acting on complaints and proactively checking the media to take action against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements. www.asa.org.uk Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, […]

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

British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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The BAPW represents full-line pharmaceutical distributors which between them provide 90% of the nation’s medicines, covering all of the UK’s population. A forum is provided for discussion across the industries involved in the provision of pharmaceuticals to Britain’s health services. Full-line wholesalers act as a one-stop shop for almost all pharmaceutical products and services. Their […]

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small. The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements, including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK. www.abpi.org.uk 7th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT