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FDA explains when it’s okay for vape stores to alter products

13 January, 2017

United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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.

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

13 January, 2017

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.

How the regulation picture is developing in post-TPD Germany

13 January, 2017

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory Reports

The future of e-cigarette regulation in Germany is becoming clearer since the transposition of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but the country’s separate states still have some autonomy is setting the rules.

Three Malaysian ministries tasked with e-cig regulation - Michael Coghlan

Three ministries’ three-year plan for Malaysian regulation

12 January, 2017

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Malaysia at last has a plan for future e-cigarette regulation. Various duties have been given to three separate government ministries, which must now come back with firm proposals for implementation within the next three years.

Leading U.S. websites stay in front despite slowing of traffic

12 January, 2017

North America
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

Convenience and lower prices make the internet one of the most important distribution channels for e-cigarettes in the U.S., according to a new ECigIntelligence market report.

ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law

12 January, 2017

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).

No brand loyalty amongst young e-cig users - Travis Wise

Brand awareness just isn’t a thing with U.S. schoolkid vapers

12 January, 2017

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

Most 11-18 year-olds who use e-cigarettes don’t subscribe to any particular brand, a new analysis of U.S. survey data reveals – but those who do know what brand they vape tend to choose the most heavily advertised.

Turn up contrast for better e-cig advertising, research suggests

12 January, 2017

New Jersey
New York
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

Advertisements which highlight the differences between e-cigarettes and tobacco may be more effective at promoting e-cigs than those which play up their similarities, a new study suggests.

Updated database: key global e-cigarette markets, January 2017

11 January, 2017

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World
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ECigIntelligence’s global e-cigarette market database, produced exclusively for Platinum subscribers, includes market size estimates; smoking rates; vaping statistics; form factors; online and offline pricing; distribution channels; brands and chains; and key contacts.

NEW: product restrictions combined tracker

11 January, 2017

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Regulatory trackers

Our new product restrictions combined tracker puts together five key ECigIntelligence EU Tobacco Products Directive trackers for your convenience. The transitional period tracker, banned ingredients tracker, health warnings tracker, non-nicotine classification tracker, and the food and cosmetic products in labelling tracker.

BAT to end involvement with Voke, returning rights to Kind Consumer

11 January, 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business news analysis

British American Tobacco has ceased its involvement in the commercialisation of the medically licensed Voke nicotine inhaler.

Online tutorial: e-cigarette advertising rules in the UK

9 January, 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
E-Learning
Regulatory Reports

Are you involved in marketing or selling e-cigarette products in the UK? With new rules on e-cig advertising being implemented across Europe, use ECigIntelligence’s tutorial to ensure your brand complies with the law.

NEW: Combined TPD notifications tracker

8 January, 2017

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Belgium
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Regulatory trackers

For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

FDA workshop will look for answers to battery safety fears

6 January, 2017

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a workshop on battery safety to learn more about the risks of malfunctions in e-cig power sources and how to prevent them.

Polish think tank fears e-cig tax could bring “Italian scenario” black market

5 January, 2017

Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Poland’s Ministry of Finance is reportedly considering introducing an excise tax on e-cigarettes – but a highly influential pro-government think tank has called for the idea to be scrapped for fear of replicating an “Italian scenario” boom in the black market.

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

5 January, 2017

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

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Australasia
Australia
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China
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EU
Europe
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United Kingdom
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World
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Technology and Innovation
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…

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe

30 December, 2016

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Interactive map of e-cigarette regulation in the EU and EEA now and from 2016.

Regulatory tracker: current global regulation of e-cigarettes

30 December, 2016

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World
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Regulatory trackers

A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes around the world.

Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

30 December, 2016

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Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
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Croatia
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Europe
Finland
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World
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Regulatory trackers

  ECigIntelligence is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information on the world’s e-cigarette markets. With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements our suite of TPD information available to subscribers. The suite also includes a regulatory tracker of current e-cig […]

iQOS advertisement - PMI

PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

22 December, 2016

Asia
EU
Europe
Italy
Japan
Romania
Russia
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business news analysis

Philip Morris International has expressed optimism about the entire reduced-risk products sector as it launches a new trial of its Mesh closed-system e-cigarette in the UK city of Birmingham.

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

20 December, 2016

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.

Dr Daniele Kerr

Heart and lung trial will help doctors understand e-cig effects

20 December, 2016

Europe
Germany
Scandinavia
Scotland
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

While few European medical bodies have provided guidance on e-cigarettes for general practitioners, the British Heart Foundation is hoping to fill that gap in the UK through a new study.

Synthetic - Salvatore G2

Maker claims FDA statement “frees synthetic nicotine from deeming”

20 December, 2016

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

A manufacturer has argued that recent court statements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show the agency does not have the authority to regulate vaping products that use synthetic nicotine. But will legislators and the courts agree?