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Portugal halves e-liquid tax rate blamed for vape store closures

13 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Portugal looks set to cut the tax on nicotine e-liquids by 50%, from €0.60/ml ($0.70) to €0.30/ml ($0.35) in its budget for 2017.
The country currently has the highest rate of tax on e-juices of all the European member states, something that has been blamed for the drastic drop in the number of vape stores in the country.

ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law

12 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

EU
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

ECigIntelligence has launched a series of professional e-learning courses about key developments in the e-cigarette sector. The first online tutorial tells you all you need to know about e-cigarette advertising in the UK following the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

Malta lays down the law: no vaping in cars carrying under-16s

5 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Malta
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The smallest country in the European Union has taken a lead in attempting to clear up a common ambiguity in e-cigarette regulation by making it specific that a law against smoking in cars when a child is present applies equally to vaping.

2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

30 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Asia
Australasia
Australia
Canada
China
Denmark
England
EU
Europe
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
North America
Philippines
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Wales
World
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Marketing and Retailing
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Regulatory news analysis

May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change…

Taiwan braced for legal U-turn on nicotine vs non-nicotine

20 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical regulation.

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

14 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
North America
Norway
Sweden
United States
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Marketing and Retailing
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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.

Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

9 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people has drawn both criticism and praise. Representatives of the industry claimed the report ignored the benefits e-cigarettes can provide to those trying to avoid cigarettes, while medical groups and other organisations praised it and its call
for action.

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

6 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

North America
United States
Companies
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Technology and Innovation
Regulatory news analysis

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.

Pyrrhic lawmaking - Art Gallery Ergsart

Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Indiana
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in the Indiana state senate, has promised to address the law during the next session at its official […]

Belgian Federal Parliament

New Royal Decree will overhaul regulation of e-cigs in Belgium

24 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

A newly-issued Royal Decree will regulate the market for e-cigarettes in Belgium and introduce some substantial changes from the early 2016 decree, which was suspended in March. One of the main points of this new document published in the Belgian official journal Le Moniteur is the ban on distance sales (e.g. online or by phone) of e-cig and e-liquids. The […]

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

22 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Canada
North America
Marketing and Retailing
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Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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.

Smoking ban, -public policy and vaping - Elvert Barnes

Public vaping bans can be bad for your health, researchers warn

22 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

England
Europe
North America
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
United States
Wales
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory news analysis

Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics.