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

20 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
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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 |

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Norway
Sweden
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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
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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 |

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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.

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Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Indiana
North America
United States
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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.

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

18 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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United States
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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.

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WHO criticised for closed-door talks as COP7 gets underway

8 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Asia
India
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
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Amid protests from local farmers, the seventh session of the Conference of Parties is underway in New Delhi with a focus on the illegal tobacco trade and Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) – which the WHO has been critical of.