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Washington politicians push for curb on ‘youth targeting’ of e-cigs

27th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Washington law-makers are striving to bring the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors under control across the U.S., with one group audaciously suggesting they should be included in the landmark agreement on cigarette control forged by the big tobacco companies and the individual states, while another seeks a less dramatic national advertising law.

European Parliament passes new tobacco directive, but questions remain

26th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The European Parliament voted today in favour of revising the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), bringing e-cigarettes under its control for the first time and raising the prospect of further wrangling across Europe as member states attempt to implement its sometimes vague rules.

Altria plans MarkTen rollout across the U.S.

20th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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Altria, the parent company of Marlboro maker Philip Morris, plans to take its MarkTen e-cigarette national in the U.S. this year.

Vype TV ads put the spotlight on e-cig promotion

17th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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The debut today of TV commercials for the Vype e-cigarette from British American Tobacco/Nicoventures is likely to focus attention on the regulation of e-cig advertising.

Manufacturers in the U.S. join forces to strengthen e-cig retail presence

16th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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U.S. e-cigarette makers Victory Electronic Cigarettes and FIN Branding Group are to merge in an apparent attempt to create a firm that can compete at the retail checkout with the established tobacco companies, both at home and internationally.

Next stop Britain for Lorillard’s Blu

15th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is to launch its Blu e-cigarette brand in the UK following the acquisition last autumn of British e-cig firm Skycig.

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

13th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and use is permitted.

Lorillard Blu approaches half share of U.S. market

12th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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Lorillard’s Blu e-cigarette now accounts for more than three percent of the tobacco giant’s entire business, and the brand is heading for a 50 percent share of the U.S. market.

Consumers care about products, not laws, study finds

6th February 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Consumers are more interested in the benefits of e-cigarettes than the politics surrounding them, but the overall e-cigarette concept may have caught imaginations more strongly than individual brands, a new social media study suggests.

Protected: Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe: private version

15th January 2000 - Regulatory briefing |

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