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FDA extends PMTA deadline by nearly four years

Written by Barnaby Page || 28th July 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration has taken a major step toward easing the demands of the deeming regulations, giving e-cig manufacturers nearly an extra four years to submit their...

E-cigarette industry and regulation: trackers and databases

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th June 2017 || 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...

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

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

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

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

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

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

WHO stands firm on e-cigs, urges nations to consider prohibition

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) showed no signs of softening in its attitude toward reduced-risk products as its biannual tobacco control conference came to a close in...

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

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th October 2016 || Business briefing |

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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...

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th 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...

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th August 2016 || Business briefing |

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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...

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th 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...

Child-proofing required immediately in the U.S.

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th July 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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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...
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