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

20th December 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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.

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

22nd November 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Canada’s government today made its long-awaited move to end regulatory confusion with a new bill which puts vapour products in a category of their own, distinct from conventional tobacco.

WHO discusses ENDS, continues taking fight to tobacco industry

10th November 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

As the third day of the World Health Organization’s seventh Conference of the Parties (COP7) came to a close in India, the WHO was busy pushing for all loopholes to be closed in article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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WHO criticised for closed-door talks as COP7 gets underway

8th November 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Amid protests from local farmers, the seventh session of the Conference of Parties is underway in New Delhi with a focus on the illegal tobacco trade and Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) – which the WHO has been critical of.

WHO comes under fire for “naive” report on possible harms

7th November 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

A negative report on e-cigarettes presented by the World Health Organization to the seventh session of the tobacco control conference in New Delhi has been scathingly criticised by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, which accuses the authors of the brief report of “naïvety”.

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