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Regulatory reformer O’Neill could be Trump’s man for the FDA

19 December, 2016

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

U.S. media are buzzing with speculation that Donald Trump once again could be thinking outside the box as he seeks a reform-minded nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, which recently extended its authority over e-cigarettes.

Totally Wicked rugby sponsorship may become TPD test case

19 December, 2016

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

St Helens rugby league club is to rename its ground the Totally Wicked Stadium in a sponsorship deal which also includes shirt advertising – and could run foul of the European TPD ban on cross-border e-cig sponsorship.

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Chinese authorities continue to duck challenge of e-cig regulation

19 December, 2016

Asia
China
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Chinese e-cig regulation has been delayed due to agencies passing the buck, researchers say. Future regulation may shade more towards pharmaceutical or tobacco controls, with significant implications for the tiny domestic industry either way.

Study calls for smokers to be moved toward e-cigs and smokeless tobacco

17 December, 2016

Public Health and Medicine
Business news analysis

A new study claims there is no evidence that nicotine “causes or promotes” cancer and calls for health authorities to try and move smokers towards less harmful nicotine delivery products as quickly as possible.

France reduces TPD notification fees and relaxes calendar 

17 December, 2016

Belgium
Europe
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in May.

Threat of ban looms in Indonesia as health minister leads opposition

15 December, 2016

Asia
Indonesia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

E-cigarettes could be banned entirely in Indonesia if the health minister has her way – and she has some powerful support in a nation which has the third highest prevalence of smoking in the world.

Indonesia: ban looks possible – when government makes its mind up

15 December, 2016

Asia
Indonesia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory Reports

The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is far from clear – whether they come under regulations relating to tobacco, pharmaceutical or consumer products.
What does seem clear is that e-cigs continue to be legal for now, despite some reports last year to the contrary. It is possible they may become illegal in future. Our in-depth regulatory report looks at every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in Indonesia.

FDA extends registration deadline for some firms by six months

14 December, 2016

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a last-minute extension to some manufacturers of vapour products, allowing them an extra six months to register their companies and products as required by the deeming regulations.

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

14 December, 2016

Europe
North America
Norway
Sweden
United States
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Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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.

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U.S. youth vaping falls for first time as tobacco smoking reaches new low

14 December, 2016

Michigan
North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

A drop in youth vaping has been recorded for the first time by a national U.S. survey, just days after the country’s surgeon general issued a high-profile report warning that use of e-cigarettes by young people was a dangerous phenomenon.

Russia: online sales catching up with vape stores’ trade

14 December, 2016

Europe
Russia
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market Reports

We take a detailed look at Russia’s five biggest e-cig retailers and compare how they fare both in their vape store chains and through their websites.

E-liquid tax having negative impact on Portugal market

9 December, 2016

Europe
Portugal
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Market Reports

Due to a tax on e-liquids containing nicotine, most e-liquid bought in Portugal is nicotine free. Vapers are then adding nicotine separately to avoid increasing the price. However, a lot of sales are occurring across the border in Spain, which is having a large, negative impact on the Portuguese market.

Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

9 December, 2016

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.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8 December, 2016

Belgium
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.

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U.S. vape store customers appreciate expertise of retail staff

7 December, 2016

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

U.S. vape shop customers prefer to use tank-devices with flavours other than tobacco, and choose to buy these products from specialists because of their expertise and knowledge, according to a new study.

Updated: U.S. enacted laws tracker December 2016

7 December, 2016

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  Our latest addition to the ECigIntelligence tracker suite covers relevant enacted laws in the U.S., listed by state and available here as a downloadable Excel file.   The original enacted laws trackers is available for reference here.   You can also view our many other trackers and databases from this page.     Photo: […]

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

6 December, 2016

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
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.

Researchers contemplate attractions of menthol and other flavours

6 December, 2016

Canada
Connecticut
North America
Texas
United States
Washington
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

While menthol as a flavouring for cigarettes comes under increasing attack, researchers consider its use – and that of other flavours – in the e-cigarette market.

Belgium: end of medical regulation, new consumer regime imminent

6 December, 2016

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory Reports

The new Belgian law, transposing the TPD, comes into force in January 2017. It will end the classification of e-cigarettes as medical devices and impose severe restrictions, including an online sales ban as well as product, packaging, labelling and advertising restrictions.

London launch of iQOS is another step towards a smokeless future

6 December, 2016

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

Philip Morris International (PMI) this week launched its heated tobacco device iQOS in the UK, claiming: “We certainly see a future where Philip Morris no longer will be selling cigarettes.”

Regulatory tracker archive: e-cig regulation in Europe, December 2016

5 December, 2016

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

Regulatory tracker archive: global e-cigarette regulation, December 2016

5 December, 2016

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

Next-gen chic: London and Milan stores for iQOS and Pebble

5 December, 2016

England
Europe
Italy
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the opening of a retail store in Milan, Italy as part of the launch of its Vype Pebble e-cigarette. It follows closely on from Philip Morris International (PMI) opening a store in London as part of the expansion of its iQOS heat-not-burn product. The Vype Pebble has now been […]

Europe seeks a clearer vision on future of e-cigarette taxation policy

5 December, 2016

EU
Europe
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Portugal
Romania
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

While seven EU member states have gone ahead with their own tax schemes for e-cigarettes, the European Commission is still considering the matter and seeking public and industry opinion.