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Update: U.S. state-by-state legislation trackers

28 April, 2017

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Regulatory trackers

ECigIntelligence is proud to introduce a comprehensive tracking tool for U.S. state legislation on e-cigarettes and related products. Our maps give you complete information on all relevant legislation currently before the legislatures of each state, while we also provide an overview of the current progress of state legislation, including bills already passed and those likely to pass soon.

Online tutorial: e-cigarette packaging law in the EU and UK

28 April, 2017

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Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
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E-learning
Regulatory reports

There are strict laws around the labelling and packaging of e-cigarette products in Europe. But the EU legislation concerning this has been interpreted and imposed in different ways across different member states. These variations can make producing legally packaged products for Europe a challenging business. This online tutorial will guide you through the key points of legislation.

New: state enacted laws tracker, April 2017

27 April, 2017

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This comprehensive new tracker follows legislation as it evolves state-by-state in the U.S., looking at tax, vapor sales & youth access, public place usage, product restrictions, marketing and the definition of e-cig products.

Taking it outdoors can provide a creative boost to e-cig advertising

26 April, 2017

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Europe
United Kingdom
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Outdoor advertising is arguably the most important medium left open for e-cigarette companies looking to create brand awareness. But what can it actually do for a company and is it worth it?

Long road for Indiana - Kenny Louie

Indiana backs down on restrictive e-liquid manufacturing permit law

26 April, 2017

Indiana
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Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Indiana’s infamous e-liquid manufacturing security law is a governor stamp of approval away from being modified – but the change may come too late for most of the state’s producers.

Vaper numbers expected to grow in Ireland, where stores drive sales

25 April, 2017

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The Republic of Ireland’s market is based on open system products. Vapers who are using cigalike products more and more are turning to ego style kits. The majority of sales are driven through vape stores. The vaping population is expected to increase due to prices of regular cigarettes and healthier life style behaviour.

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‘Lack of trust leads to needlessly repressive anti-vaping legislation’

20 April, 2017

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Sociologist Amelia Howard will tell the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw that a lack of trust in the e-cigarette industry leads governments around the world to introduce harsh measures against a low-risk product.

Online sales banned as Finland takes hardline approach to TPD

19 April, 2017

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Finland
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      Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes were legalised in Finland in May 2016 and are treated as tobacco-related products. Despite this, however, the Tobacco Products Directive was implemented into Finnish legislation with a very stringent approach. All flavours except for tobacco are banned. Only retail channel will be bricks and mortar stores as […]

Substantial equivalence: the market approval process in detail

19 April, 2017

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This report examines the current ways the e-cigarette industry in the U.S. has to get premarket approval from the FDA for new products, including detailed definitions of what constitutes a new product.

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New Zealand research adds weight to the relative harm argument

19 April, 2017

Australasia
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Researchers in New Zealand have produced a paper comparing the relative health risks of e-cigs and smoking which they hope will add more information to the limited pool the authorities are dipping into to guide the making of regulations.

Online sales in Estonia face ban as taxes set to be introduced

18 April, 2017

Estonia
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Regulatory reports

While The Tobacco Act classes e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products, Estonia’s government is considering a draft amendment to that bill that could see domestic online sales may be banned in 2019. Currently, e-liquid is not taxed, but that is likely to change in 2018, when e-liquids could be taxed at the rate of €0.2 per millilitre.

New York backs away from Governor Cuomo’s tax demand – for now

18 April, 2017

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Regulatory news analysis

New York state legislators have removed measures that would have imposed restrictions on e-cigarettes and taxes on e-liquids just before passing the state budget.

Chupa Chups versus Choops Liquids

Choops distances itself from Dali design after legal threat over logo

18 April, 2017

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The Californian company behind the e-liquid brand Choops Liquids has changed the logo on its packaging after protests from the owner of the famous Spanish lollipop brand Chupa Chups.

Texas: few restrictions but plenty of red tape

18 April, 2017

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ECigIntelligence guides you through the thicket of bureaucratic requirements faced by retailers engaging in either face-to-face or distance sales of vapour products in the Lone Star State.

Vape chain avails itself of CDC data to expand beyond 100 U.S. stores

18 April, 2017

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A company that claims to be America’s premium vape retailer is using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify the most profitable locations for its stores.

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

13 April, 2017

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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.

UK e-liquid market dominated by American brands

12 April, 2017

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  Executive summary   Top UK online retailers sell a variety of e-liquid brands, predominately from US manufacturers. As expected, prices decrease as bottle size increases. This has also been affected by the TPD deadline (May 2017). US prices higher. Premium as a description of an e-liquid does not imply higher prices.     Introduction […]

French firms benefit as online sales banned in post-TPD Belgium

11 April, 2017

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France
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In our latest report on Belgium, we find that the market is only growing slowly due to online restrictions following the implementation of the TPD. Online sales are banned, meaning sites can only offer in-store collection, and having to print packaging in three languages has proved a barrier to some manufacturers. Meanwhile, French companies – the source of much of the e-liquid – have a strong presence in the south of the country.

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Kansas and Pennsylvania go their different ways on tax wrangles

11 April, 2017

North America
United States
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Regulatory news analysis

Legal moves in two U.S. states show them moving in almost opposite directions on e-cigarette taxation – Kansas clarifying and lowering its e-liquid tax, while Pennsylvania’s revenue department digs its heels in against a court challenge.

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Gottlieb sees ‘an opportunity’ for e-cigs as leader of the FDA

11 April, 2017

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The man picked by Donald Trump to lead the FDA said his appointment was “an opportunity to make the framework much more comprehensive and much more viable” for alternatives to tobacco.