24 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |
Two Hawaiian senators are seeking to completely ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the state.
Two Hawaiian senators are seeking to completely ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the state.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is to take over Reynolds American, the number two U.S. tobacco company, paying $49bn for the 58% it does not already own.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has spelled out the limited circumstances where vape stores can modify e-cigarette products without seeking its approval.
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.
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.
Countries that ban vapour products could be breaking world trade agreements by unfairly privileging combustibles at the expense of e-cigarettes, two lawyers have warned.
The willingness of smokers to adopt e-cigarettes may depend partly on their moral perceptions of addiction, weakness and personal strength, a new British study suggests.
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.
Five of the best-known scholars studying e-cigarettes have collaborated to produce a book on the science and safety of vapour.
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.
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 India.
Most non-vaping Americans would not permit someone else to use an e-cigarette in their house, research suggests.
The ECigIntelligence tracker of public place vaping regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of laws across the EU member states.
The ECigIntelligence tracker of e-cigarette marketing and advertising regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of how the law will look across all EU member states after the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into effect in May 2016.
Control of Congress and the prospect of new e-cigarette taxes will be as important for the U.S. vapour industry as who wins the White House.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that some unapproved e-cigarettes can be used in scientific research as long as their makers meet the deadlines for compliance.
Barely a year after the Reynolds American takeover of Lorillard, the U.S. tobacco industry may face another upheaval as British American Tobacco (BAT) bids to buy Reynolds itself.
Citizens of California will on 8th November decide the fate of Proposition 56, which introduces a specific tax on nicotine-containing vape products as part of a broader increase in tobacco taxes.
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.
U.S. businesses selling e-cigarettes and other vaping products online can expect to be hard hit by new rules governing the processing of credit card payments.
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.
Croatia is to make it illegal to vape in bars, restaurants, public transport and other public places.
India’s largely undeveloped e-cigarette market has growth potential, but tobacco remains cheap and highly competitive, with a significant black market.
Canada looks likely to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes as consumer products this autumn, ending years of uncertainty in which their legality has been disputed.
French standards body AFNOR has developed a standard for analysing e-cigarette emissions, which is likely to become widely adopted across Europe.
Vape stores in the U.S. are observing new age restrictions on e-cigarette purchase more rigorously than mainstream retailers or online e-cig stores, the outcome of a federal crackdown suggests.
NJOY, one of the best-known and longest-established U.S. e-cigarette makers, has filed for bankruptcy.
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.
New e-cigarette products could be launched on the French market sooner than expected, as the regulator temporarily trims the standard six-month notification period to three months.
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.
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.
A majority of U.S. vapers will turn to the black market if new federal regulations result in their preferred products being withdrawn, research suggests.
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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.
Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.
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.
Pennsylvania has become the latest and largest American state to tax e-cigarettes, unusually also deciding to impose its levy on retailers’ existing stocks.
Altria, the largest U.S. tobacco company, has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protest its plans for e-cigarette product approvals.
A scientific paper published today suggests that e-cigarettes could cut smoking-related deaths in the U.S. by more than 20%, based on a statistical model of how people smoke and vape.
A newly-assembled team of mostly European scientists plans to combat misinformation about e-cigarettes in the media and the scientific world.
New guidance on public-vaping policies from Public Health England (PHE) provides a detailed rationale for allowing e-cigarette use even where smoking is forbidden.
Swedish Match is contesting the European Union’s ban on snus in court.
Kerala has become the fifth Indian state to ban e-cigarettes, only a few weeks after neighbouring Karnataka did so.
New e-cigarette taxes are due to be introduced in Hungary and Slovenia, bringing to eight the number of European countries which impose special levies on the products.
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.
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.
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.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union following yesterday’s knife-edge referendum will have little immediate impact on either vapers or the industry.
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.
As Britain’s debate on whether to leave the European Union reaches fever pitch in anticipation of Thursday’s referendum, vapers and e-cigarette advocates are as divided as the split nation.