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Japan takes the lead – but is heated tobacco equally hot everywhere?

10th November 2017 - Market reports |

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Web traffic has a strong correlation to sales and sales growth of the consummables inside heated tobacco products. The analysis of web traffic data therefore gives us a good indication of the direction of movement of the category and the likely growth going forwards. This report aims to gauge the success of heated tobacco products by analysing traffic to the manufacturers’ websites.

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How safe is that battery? The industry’s secrets unwrapped

27th June 2017 - Business briefing |

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Battery safety continues to be an issue for the e-cigarette industry – particularly from an image perspective – but ensuring the best possible component for an e-cig is not as straightforward as it might first appear

Heated tobacco: expanding the market for reduced-risk nicotine?

23rd June 2017 - Market reports |

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Heat-not-burn could compete with e-cigarettes for consumer attention, but it may also attract new users. What progress has the recent spate of launches made, and what might the future hold?

Online tutorial: essential facts about e-cigarettes and the vaping market

12th March 2017 - E-learning , Market reports |

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Specifically designed for professionals in any field who are new to the e-cig market, this course aims to give you a quick and easy introduction to vaping technology, the market, health issues, types of e-cigarette consumer, and the law on e-cigarettes.

Safety tests highlight need for vigilance on e-cig chargers

9th February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety standards.

FDA workshop will look for answers to battery safety fears

6th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a workshop on battery safety to learn more about the risks of malfunctions in e-cig power sources and how to prevent them.

2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

30th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change…

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PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

22nd December 2016 - Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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Philip Morris International has expressed optimism about the entire reduced-risk products sector as it launches a new trial of its Mesh closed-system e-cigarette in the UK city of Birmingham.

PMI bids to gain first ever FDA modified-risk approval for iQOS

6th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

Heat-not-burn products show rise in sales as more launches planned

15th November 2016 - Market reports |

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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.

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Battery fires burn holes in e-cigarettes’ safety reputation

7th November 2016 - Business briefing |

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A growing number of reported e-cigarette battery incidents is leaving the industry facing a serious problem despite the low statistical probability of an event happening.

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

26th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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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.

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Pax Labs appoints Deezer executive as CEO

1st September 2016 - Business briefing |

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Pax Labs has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) imported from the online music sector and is considering further international expansion as a way to maintain its ability to innovate in the e-cig sector. Tyler Goldman will take over from James Monsees as CEO of the company, which makes Juul e-cigarettes and the Pax […]

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

17th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of what to test and how. More clarity has been forthcoming from the European Commission (EC), however, with guidance on its expectations for testing.

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

15th August 2016 - Business briefing |

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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory frameworks.

The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD): essential facts

19th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Essential facts about the new EU Tobacco Products Directive and its rules for e-cigarettes, which come into practical effect on 20th May 2016.

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

30th March 2016 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by voluntary standards.