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A brief characteristic of the Portuguese vape market

In February, the estimated number of adult vapers in Portugal was 160 000. Not such a small count, given the country’s population, which is between 10-11 million people. In this article, we will briefly analyze the Portuguese vape market. According to the ECigIntelligence report, the market size in that country was worth 38 million euros in 2018 and grew to 40 million in the following year. Then, however, came the crisis. The first thing we may think of, considering 2019, especially its final months, is the Covid-19 outbreak. It impacted the Portuguese to a lesser extent, however. The major hit came from the west – the United States. In September 2019 there was a peak of a vaping crisis which […]

Harmful substances in e-liquid flavorings – what should you know?

Although e-liquids are a much less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, manufacturers should be aware that some e-liquid flavorings might contain certain undesired substances. Flavorings from unknown/poor-quality suppliers might cause harm, due to their unreliable composition. Although these substances are typically not found in high volumes, they’re often present at levels significant enough to be the reason to find an alternative flavoring without those substances.

What are the harmful substances in e-liquid flavourings?

Even though, according to the British NHS, e-cigarettes are approximately 95% less harmful than smoking, there still might be some unwanted substances that are being used in flavorings. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes should be always aware that there are some substances they should […]

The differences between glycol and glycerine – when to use which?

Glycerine and glycol are two of the most commonly used ingredients in various industries formulations. Starting from the brake and cooling fluids as well as windscreen de-icers, ending with additives for animal feed and the cosmetics industryglycol and glycerine are used in a wide range of products. This article examines their similarities and differences, explaining when one should be used over the other taking into account a given application and industry. […]

PG/VG ratio – how to choose the best ratio for e-liquid?

Depending on the ratio of PG and VG, e-liquids can have different taste properties and provide a different sensation to users. PG and VG affect, among others, such features as the throat hit, final taste, cloud size during vaping, and allergy risk. Compare the characteristics of PG / VG in the graphic below. […]

What Brexit means for vaping industry?

What Brexit means for vaping industry? And will it have any impact on EU TPD notifications? Will Brexit change taxes or export rules? Certainly, many e-liquid producers in the UK or those who are exporting their own products to the UK ask themselves the above questions. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. The transition period that was in place – during which nothing changed – ended on 31 December 2020. The rules governing the new relationship between the EU and UK took effect on 1 January 2021. This has resulted in a change of legislation regarding the vape market. In this article, we will try to answer the most pressing questions in a matter-of-fact way.

Change in the UK notification system

There is an important change in terms […]

Vaping in Canada – survey report

Vaping is a legal alternative method of delivering nicotine to the organism. At the same time, it is less risky than smoking.

Although vaping in Canada is not prohibited, individual Canadian provinces have their own restrictions and rules regarding the sale of vaping products. The restrictions on e-liquids and vaping equipment in different Canadian provinces mainly concern the nicotine content in e-liquids. Moreover, some provinces have also banned flavored e-liquids apart from such flavours like tobacco, menthol, and mint.

Vaping in Canada – vape chart

In January 2021 ECigIntelligence with the help of the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) conducted research on a group of vapers. The respondents were asked about the brands’ awareness, favorite equipment, interest in given products, as […]

Denmark: flavoured e-liquids ban, TPD registration for nicotine pouches and shortfills

Denmark banns flavoured e-liquids by introducing a new law on e-liquids and nicotine pouches which brings a lot of changes to the vaping industry. The Danish Parliament approved the Danish Health Authority’s “Tobacco Action Plan” on 15 Dec. 2020, and the new restrictions have come into effect on 1 April 2021. In the article below, we will guide you through the most important changes and deadlines that may affect sales of vaping products in Denmark.

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Danish ban on flavoured e-liquids

Following the lead of some countries which has banned flavoured vapes before (e. g. Estonia, USA, Finland, and Hungary) the Danish government also prohibits the production and sale of flavoured e-liquids.

New legislation

POD systems vs nicotine salts and its growing popularity

Although POD systems and nicotine salts are relatively new to the market, they are becoming the choice of more and more vapers. Each year new brands are constantly being launched worldwide. While repeating the spectacular success of the Juul brand may not be easy, it is still worth trying to get a piece of this e-liquid cake on local markets.

Why nic salts are so popular? There are a few reasons for their rapid success, most of which are rooted in the chemical structure of e-liquids with nicotine salts. To understand this phenomenon better, let’s take a closer look at our subject matter – nicotine salts.

What are nicotine salts?

From the chemical perspective, nicotine salts are compounds of pure […]

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD notified in Germany. Register your nicotine-free liquids NOW!

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD notified in Germany. Recently, German authorities have passed a new law on non-nicotine e-cigarette products. New regulation equals nicotine-free vaping products with standard e-liquids containing nicotine. This means a major change for both manufacturers and retailers of e-liquids. Check what you need to know to maintain your sales in Germany.

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD compliant in Germany

The reason for these changes is the amendment to TobakerzG, passed on 23 October 2020 which equates nicotine-free e-liquids with those that contain nicotine. Annex 2 to TobakerzV, which regulates the composition of e-cigarettes and refill containers, from now on also applies to e-cigarette liquids without nicotine. Accordingly, there is a need for action by retailers to maintain […]

How to choose the perfect e-liquid base?

Find an e-liquid base that is perfect for you!

Is it even possible to find a perfect e-liquid base? First of all, “perfect” is subjective – it depends on customers’ expectations. Understanding what characteristics we want to obtain for our base is the most important step to take.

To make your choice easier we have prepared a unique TOOL, which will help you find your ideal e-liquid base. All you have to do is CLICK here or on the banner below, answer some questions, and get results by e-mail!

Already got your results and want to learn more about different e-liquids components and their parameters? Or maybe you want […]

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