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Trump’s FDA nominee likely to be seen as mainstream choice

11th March 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

U.S. president Donald Trump on Friday announced his intention to nominate Scott Gottlieb as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ending a months-long process watched closely by the e-cigarette industry.

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French doctors offered advice on when to recommend e-cigs

22nd February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

French doctors, officially barred from giving advice on vaping, have been offered a set of recommendations on how to answer patients’ questions about e-cigarettes – and which groups of patients they can be most useful for.

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Long-term health effects: the good news and the bad news

15th February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

United Kingdom
United States
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Two new real-world studies of the (relatively) long-term health effects of vaping come to very different conclusions: one very positive about reduced cancer danger, the other sounding a warning about possible cardiovascular implications.

Safety tests highlight need for vigilance on e-cig chargers

9th February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Wales
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing

Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety standards.

Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD

9th February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Croatia
Cyprus
Europe
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Sweden, one of the last five countries to transpose Article 20 of the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), has announced draft legislation to bring the country into line with the rest of the EU on e-cigarettes

European court will consider challenge to EU snus ban

27th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A challenge to the UK’s snus ban has been sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, where judges could decide to overturn the entire EU’s prohibition on the powdered tobacco product.

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

13th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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.