3rd February 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |
ECigIntelligence looks back at the e-cigarette stories of the last month that you can’t afford to miss.
ECigIntelligence looks back at the e-cigarette stories of the last month that you can’t afford to miss.
Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline considered bringing its own e-cigarettes to market but decided the category is “just too controversial”, its CEO has said.
As the e-cigarette industry gets to grips with the requirements of regulation such as the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), ECigIntelligence takes a look at the practical implications on e-cig testing for brands and manufacturers.
A review of the top trends and stories from the year 2014 for the e-cigarette sector.
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.
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)
E-cig brands and manufacturers should pay more attention to product design, all the way from components to packaging, an industry conference was told this week.
A basic chemical analysis of e-liquids could soon be provided by simple handheld devices.
Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.
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.
U.S. tobacco maker Reynolds American is preparing to test-market a heat-not-burn product which it hopes the regulator will approve as reduced-risk.
The British media has been busy recently with reports of fires caused by e-cigarettes. But do the numbers support the scare?
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.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a draft of its specification for the manufacture, testing and labelling of e-cigarettes, one of the first proposed comprehensive standards for vapour products in the world.
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.
The U.S. e-cigarette market is worth more than previously estimated, thanks in part to increased growth in sales of refillable tank systems, according to new research from ECigIntelligence.
Reynolds American and Lorillard, the two U.S. tobacco giants expected to merge next year, both expressed great expectations for e-cigs in announcing their latest quarterly financials.
Kimree, the Chinese e-cigarette manufacturer filing for listing on the U.S. NASDAQ market, has based part of its valuation on a collection of patents. But how valuable are they?
Two of the biggest U.S. cigalike manufacturers, Lorillard and Logic, have introduced tank systems for the first time.
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 […]
Things are changing at Philip Morris International (PMI), with new plans for tackling the reduced risk tobacco products sector.
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.
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
Market intelligence • Market structure • Regulatory landscape
A nasty surprise could await those who believe that Fontem’s patent litigation against an assortment of e-cigarette makers will be rendered irrelevant by the U.S. market moving to open-tank system designs, not covered by the patents concerned.
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.
Feeding consumers’ hunger for information on e-cigarettes is essential if the category is to flourish at retail, according to one of the biggest British brands in the sector.
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.
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).
More research into the preferences of e-cigarette users has suggested a relationship between their tobacco smoking habits and choice of e-cig design.
A new survey on e-cigarette usage in the UK from pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) highlights the extent of dual use with tobacco, and the differing product choices of current and former smokers.
Here is a round-up of the key facts on the U.S. e-cigarette regulation proposals released in Washington yesterday.
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.
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.
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?
The short history of e-cigarettes could mean they need a special system for assessing new products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests in its proposed regulations released today.
The new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will apply to cartridges as well as the e-cigs themselves, but some accessories may be exempt.
The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco cigarettes.
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.
The e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not prohibit flavourings – but the agency is leaving the door open for that to happen in the future.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to today release a draft of the long-awaited regulations which will enable it to control the production and sale of e-cigarettes.
Heavy investment in the Vuse e-cigarette brand by Reynolds American is affecting the tobacco manufacturer’s bottom line but starting to show results, the company’s leader said today.
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.
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.
E-cigarettes made the headlines today in Britain, and they weren’t good ones. The Sun, the nation’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, ran a story headlined “E-Cig Gran Blown Up In Hospital” on its front page.
It was fitting that the e-cigarette industry event Vapexpo took place in Bordeaux this year, as flavours dominated the agenda.
The increasing popularity of e-cigarettes is putting consumers at risk of fatal nicotine poisoning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has warned.
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 […]
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, […]
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