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Austria: restrictions go beyond TPD requirements

7th June 2017

Austria
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing product, going further than the TPD, with online sales banned and both advertising and vaping in public places heavily restricted.

German U-turn excludes menthol from list of banned ingredients

7th June 2017

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Menthol flavouring for e-cigarettes is to be allowed in Germany after all following a decision by the Federal Council that it should be removed from the list of banned ingredients.

PMI rejects researchers’ claim that HnB is ‘smoke by any other name’

6th June 2017

Europe
North America
Switzerland
United States
Regulatory reports

PMI has responded forcefully after a Swiss research team claimed its iQOS heat-not-burn system released “the same harmful constituents of conventional cigarette smoke” and said “dancing around the definition of smoke to avoid indoor-smoking bans is unethical”.

Updated tracker: e-cig advertising and marketing in Europe

6th June 2017

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

The ECigIntelligence tracker of e-cigarette marketing and advertising regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of how the law will look across all EU member states after the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into effect in May 2016.

Updated regulatory tracker: public place e-cigarette usage in Europe

6th June 2017

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Europe
Public Health and Medicine
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Regulatory trackers

The ECigIntelligence tracker of public place vaping regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of laws across the EU member states.

Californian regulators planning double squeeze on e-cigarettes

6th June 2017

California
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Regulators in California are preparing a dual assault on e-cigarettes, with plans to ban flavours in San Francisco and Oakland, and a possible state-wide ban on smoking or vaping in public housing projects.

Regulation results in a limited market in Mexico

5th June 2017

Mexico
North America
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

The e-cigarette market in Mexico is very limited due to regulation and vape stores are largely clandestine, although some sellers operate online. Open systems dominate.

Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

1st June 2017

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  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 […]

Pennsylvania: 40% Other Tobacco Products tax and licensing

1st June 2017

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

All state e-cigarette regulation in Pennsylvania relates to taxation – a 40% tax on e-cigarettes to be collected by wholesalers or manufacturers.

Carnival in Brazil

Brazil: a small market under tight regulation

1st June 2017

Brazil
South America
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

Tight regulation keeps Brazil’s e-cigarette market small – but there’s life stirring under prohibition.

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe

1st June 2017

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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

1st June 2017

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

Health and cost draw French and Spanish vapers away from tobacco

30th May 2017

EU
Europe
France
Spain
Market Research
Business briefing

Two new surveys suggest that most French and Spanish vapers have used e-cigarettes to give up smoking, for both health and financial reasons – and that very few had continued to smoke after taking up e-cigarettes.

Children and tobacco ads - Boston Public Library

Young people ‘remember e-cig ads better than tobacco advertising’

30th May 2017

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

A new study shows that e-cigarette advertising is more successful at creating brand awareness among young Americans than other tobacco-related advertising, and appears to suggest that light regulation could make e-cig ads a route towards smoking.

Updated: Combined TPD notifications tracker

30th May 2017

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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.

Update: product restrictions combined tracker

30th May 2017

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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.

E-cigarette industry won’t be paying for increase in FDA’s CTP budget

30th May 2017

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The US FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is to receive a substantial budget increase next year, against the Trump administration’s general trend for cost-slashing – but the e-cigarette industry won’t be picking up the bill.

Confusion over new rules puts brake on vaping in Balkan nations

30th May 2017

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Slovenia
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Uncertainty caused by new regulations is sending some vapers in Europe’s Balkans region back to smoking, according to local e-cigarette associations, who say the rules in Romania and Slovenia are in urgent need of clarification.

Gottlieb: “Give me time to make decisions on deeming rule”

26th May 2017

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The newly installed commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) repeatedly told anxious law-makers on Thursday that he needs more time before deciding what he will do, if anything, about his agency’s controversial deeming regulation on e-cigarettes.

iQOS 2 - PMI

iQOS is given a warm welcome to South Africa by potential rivals

25th May 2017

Africa
South Africa
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

The launch of PMI’s heated tobacco device iQOS in South Africa has had a positive reaction even from potential competitors, who hope it will increase general awareness of alternatives to combustible cigarettes.

Tedros Adhanom handed influential role of WHO director general

24th May 2017

World
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been named as the next director general of the World Health Organization, a role with huge influence on governments around the world, and therefore on the potential future of e-cigarette regulation.

Philippines - Bernard Spragg

Philippines smoking ban doesn’t apply to e-cigs – but rules are coming

24th May 2017

Asia
Philippines
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A new ban on public smoking in the Philippines will not include e-cigarettes – contrary to initial reports. Moves remain ongoing, however, to bring some regulation to a currently all but unregulated market.

President Donald Trump

How far can – and will – Trump and Gottlieb go in easing regulation?

23rd May 2017

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

While the election of Donald Trump was greeted as a cause for some optimism in the US e-cigarette industry, hopes for the easing of regulation at the federal level lie not so much with the White House as with Congress, and the FDA.

Tracker archive: U.S. state-by-state legislation trackers

23rd May 2017

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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.

PMI faces legal challenge to its right to sell iQOS in New Zealand

23rd May 2017

Australasia
New Zealand
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Philip Morris International (PMI) has run into legal trouble in New Zealand, where the health ministry has taken the company to court for attempting to sell its iQOS heat-not-burn device in the country.