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FDA rejects snus as modified risk – but could reconsider some aspects

14 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Swedish Match has at last obtained some answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its attempt to have snus products classified as modified risk – and they mix outright rejections with some very mild encouragement.

PMI bids to gain first ever FDA modified-risk approval for iQOS

6 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Philip Morris International (PMI) this week submitted its iQOS technology for approval as a reduced-risk product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a strategy which if successful would provide a tremendous boost to the credibility of heat-not-burn and perhaps pave the way for PMI’s partner Altria to dominate that market in the United States.

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

22 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Canada’s government today made its long-awaited move to end regulatory confusion with a new bill which puts vapour products in a category of their own, distinct from conventional tobacco.

With Trump in the White House, is Cole-Bishop necessary?

18 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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While many in the U.S. e-cigarette world hope that the Cole-Bishop proposal to change the FDA’s grandfathering date could be the industry’s salvation, at least one commentator believes it should be abandoned in the light of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

Infographic: U.S. state legislatures focus on key e-cigarette issues

14 October, 2016 - Media |

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State legislatures in the U.S. continue to have numerous e-cigarette-related bills placed before them. Totting up the topics of those proposed laws reveals that some issues remain major concerns at state level, while others seemingly don’t trouble the politicians much.

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

6 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age verification.

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

2 September, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Nearly all smokers would be better off moving to lower-risk alternatives than giving up nicotine completely; taxing e-cigs has no rational justification; society should be prepared for more non-smokers to take up vaping; and tobacco control is often built on a “demonic possession theory”. These are among the conclusions of a provocative new paper published by the Institute of Economic Affairs and written by Carl V. Phillips.

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

22 August, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a judge to throw out the consolidated case against its deeming regulations, arguing that the new rules for e-cigarettes were arrived at reasonably and that requiring them is within its power.

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

17 August, 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of what to test and how. More clarity has been forthcoming from the European Commission (EC), however, with guidance on its expectations for testing.

E-cigarette industry and regulation: trackers and databases

16 August, 2016 - Databases , Regulatory trackers |

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ECigIntelligence’s trackers and databases provide a powerful, flexible way to find information on the e-cigarette industry and its regulation around the globe. Simply select your area of interest to get started.

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

15 August, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory frameworks.

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

10 August, 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

Child-proofing required immediately in the U.S.

25 July, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Countless bottles of e-liquid stocked by U.S. vape stores will unexpectedly become illegal tomorrow, following a U.S. federal agency’s last-minute decision to reinterpret the rules on child-proofing.

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

30 June, 2016 - Media |

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At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Here is his presentation.

U.S. vape stores: how the top five chains compare

28 June, 2016 - Market reports |

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Our analysis of the top five vape store chains in the U.S. reveals distinct patterns in geographical distribution, and offers some insight into how these chains are evolving against the background of a maturing industry.

Sharp increase in Canadian vaper numbers and sales

27 June, 2016 - Market reports |

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In this report we look at Canada, a market-oriented, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class with high living standards. There are no federal laws related to e-cigarettes – despite calls to clarify a confused situation – so they are being regulated on provincial and municipal levels.

Framework Convention “ignores its own harm reduction principles”

23 June, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been accused of ignoring its own founding document in taking a stance against e-cigarettes, as well as neglecting the governance principles of its ultimate parent the United Nations.