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    Big tobacco push for cigarette alternatives

    Big tobacco push for cigarette alternatives - FT.com
    Only a matter of time :P
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    Link was broken so copy/pasted....


    Big tobacco companies are investing in a new generation of smokeless alternatives to cigarettes as the industry faces growing regulatory threats across the globe.
    The world’s four biggest tobacco companies outside China – Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco – are positioning themselves for an increasingly smoke-free future as they seek to entice smokers to non-combustible substitutes such as electronic cigarettes, tobacco vaporisers and nicotine inhalers over the next decade.

    “It will be one of the big discussion points in the industry in coming few years,” says Peter Nixon, vice-president of communications at PMI. “We think [smokeless cigarettes] can be a significant revenue segment in the future as an alternative to cigarettes.”
    The smokeless tobacco market, which also includes chewing tobacco and snuff, was worth $14bn of the $664bn world tobacco market according to Euromonitor in 2011, with cigarettes still accounting for over 90 per cent of the total.
    PMI is working on plans to launch a cigarette under the Marlboro brand in 2016 where the tobacco is heated rather than burnt – thus creating less smoke and tar – to attract more health-conscious smokers.
    Last year British American Tobacco set up Nicoventures, a business division devoted to smoking alternatives, which is working towards launching an inhalable pure nicotine product within the next two years or so. It believes the product will offer a safer alternative to smoking while still meeting smokers’ cravings.
    “We don’t see smokeless cigarettes as being a niche product,” said David O’Reilly, BAT’s group scientific director. “This will be a major focus going forward – giving cigarette smokers a healthier alternative whilst not compromising on the taste and the sensory pleasure of smoking.”
    The change in direction by tobacco companies comes as the industry faces increased regulatory pressure both in mature markets and emerging economies such as Brazil, South Africa and Uruguay. Last year Australia passed the world’s most strident anti-tobacco regulation, dubbed “plain packaging”, whereby tobacco products are sold in drab, standardised packs with graphic health warnings replacing brands. Plain packaging is also being considered in the UK and the European Union.
    The biggest component of the present market for cigarette substitutes is electronic cigarettes, dubbed e-cigarettes, which are unregulated. Imperial, which last year bought an undisclosed stake in an e-cigarette company, said they are poised to expand significantly.
    “There is demand from people who want to move from tobacco products … and it will keep growing,” said Alex Parsons, a spokesman for Imperial. “A couple of years ago no one was speaking about e-cigarettes, now there’s a proliferation of companies across the globe.”
    Companies have invested in smokeless alternatives before with mixed results. In the 1980s the US conglomerate RJR Nabisco pioneered one of the first smokeless cigarettes, called Premier, at an estimated cost of more than $300m. But it sold poorly amid consumer concerns over the taste and smell.


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    Im my "very humble" opinion. Electronic ciggys are the way of the future. Its only a matter of time before more of the likes of the above article become prominant in the corporate mechanics of the tobacco industry.
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    That is three major tobacco companies either buying out ecig companies such as the take over of Blue or researching their own product. I would imagine the future will be packs of 10 disposable ecigarettes sold for roughly the same price as a pack of conventional cigarettes. Big tobacco will not want to erode its strong market share in conventional cigarettes particularly in SE Asia and South America so it will ensure the smokeless cigs are not too attractive a proposition. As for our type of ecigarettes the genie is out of the bottle so this forum will still be discussing the latest mod and rebuildable 10 years from now.

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    Its the golden years at the moment.

    Will be interesting watching big tobacco trying unsuccessfully to crush china.
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    Hope this doesnt happen but I can foresee that big tobacco will try to corner the market by producing their own while pushing to ban importation or having vendors pay ridiculous licensing fees.
    Squeeze out the little guy and then watch the prices.

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    Big Tobacco is losing market share to e-cigs as more & more smokers turn to vaping. It makes sense that they would try to take over the vaping industry.
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    Cigarette companies selling e-cigs will be another stick to beat vaping with.
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    I'm all for big tobacco to get in the ecig industry. Vaping technology will mature a lot faster than it otherwise would. Also it will become mainstream which can only make the experience more enjoyable if all of our smoking buddies are vaping instead.

    I pray for the day where we have an amazing ecig the size and weight of a real analog. I'm sure the tech will improve by leaps and bounds and will feel really realistic and overall more enjoyable.

    I think Blu is going to be a really good company, the CEO seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

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    add consistency

 

 
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