The US “signal-to-noise” ratio: given all the talk, what is happening in the US market post the PMTA deadline in September 2020?

Time: 10:05 am - 10:20 am

Date: May 26

The US market is now on the path to developing a regulated market as the FDA considers applications for approval to market millions of vape products, and starts to enforce against those not engaged in the process. There is so much talk about tighter enforcement, further flavour bans and a mountain of proposed legislation on a state and local level that it is difficult to identify what is likely to happen. But meanwhile, the US nicotine market is continuing to develop and change. In vape, flavour profiles are changing, consumers are moving towards smaller open and closed system pod devices, and disposables are very much still a big part of the market. Synthetic non-tobacco derived nicotine is starting to be offered. New reduced risk products are growing in popularity; nicotine pouches, which may be a disruptor to the chew tobacco market as vape was to combustible cigarettes, are becoming prevalent, and we believe heated tobacco will be rolled out nationally very shortly. This presentation will take a look at some of the latest consumer and market data from ECigIntelligence and TobaccoIntelligence for the US, and discuss some of the market issues which will be important not just for the development of the US, but will impact the market for tobacco harm reduction products globally.


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