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In depth: the e-cig industry’s strengths and weaknesses

24th December 2014 - Business briefing , Market reports |

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The e-cig industry is driven by rapidly growing consumer demand, splintered by diverse technologies, threatened by regulation, and niggled at by medical doubts. So the team at ECigIntelligence has drafted a SWOT analysis for the industry as a whole.

In depth: Italian e-cig market and regulation, December 2014

19th December 2014 - Market reports |

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Market analysis • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Raw materials and manufacturing • PMI and iQOS in Italy • Regulatory analysis • Introduction • Labelling and packaging • Age restrictions • Advertising and marketing • Tax • The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

29th November 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.

Film is “powerful, discreet” alternative to e-cigs and NRT

26th November 2014 - Business briefing |

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Smokers seeking alternatives to the combustible cigarette face problems that neither e-cigs nor nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can fully solve, according to the CEO of a Swedish firm which is taking a completely different technology approach.

Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

10th November 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in Europe.

Altria flexes its retail muscle, plans more Nu Mark products

30th October 2014 - Business briefing |

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Marlboro maker Altria has pushed out its MarkTen e-cig to nearly 80,000 U.S. stores, with more due to start stocking the product soon, and is working with retailers to get maximum exposure on their shelves.

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Creating a smoking alternative: the inside story of Ploom

30th September 2014 - Business briefing |

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          E-cigarettes and modified-risk tobacco products may change the face of smoking as we know it today. In this article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, Ploom co-founder and chief technology officer Adam Bowen relates the story of “the Ploom experience”. Ploom was based first and foremost on […]

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.

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In depth: GMPs – are standards coming for e-cig manufacture?

4th August 2014 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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GMPs defined • Core principles: control and documentation • Enforcement • Evolution of GMPs: “current GMPs” and international harmonisation • The application of GMPs to tobacco and e-cigarettes • Industry groups and NGOs fill the regulatory void • How might the FDA formulate e-cig GMPs? • Conclusions

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Fontem patents could give Imperial an advantage at FDA

19th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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E-cigarette patents held by Imperial Tobacco could give the company an advantage in the U.S. market, if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes ahead with plans to make obtaining regulatory approval easier for pre-2007 products.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.

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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.

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.

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 […]

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. www.fda.gov 10903 New Hampshire Ave, […]

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