Author: Barnaby Page

Are worries over novel products distracting from the real problem?

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th May 2022 || Blog |

Speaking at the launch of the seventh edition of the Atlas, US public health scholar Jeffrey Drope suggested that new nicotine technologies are “a huge distraction” which have “confused governments, the public health community and the public” ...

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Nearly all smokers would be better off moving to lower-risk alternatives than giving up nicotine completely; taxing e-cigs has no rational justification; society should be prepared for more non-smokers to take up vaping; and tobacco control is often...

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of...

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive...

U.S. vape stores: how the top five chains compare

Written by Barnaby Page || 28th June 2016 || Market reports |

Our analysis of the top five vape store chains in the U.S. reveals distinct patterns in geographical distribution, and offers some insight into how these chains are evolving against the background of a maturing...

Sharp increase in Canadian vaper numbers and sales

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th June 2016 || Market reports |

In this report we look at Canada, a market-oriented, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class with high living standards. There are no federal laws related to e-cigarettes – despite calls to clarify a confused situation – so...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th May 2016 || Business briefing |

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. are always on the hunt for a new target to sue. And, having had some success suing diacetyl manufacturers over workers’ exposure to the chemical in microwave popcorn plants, attorneys are now beginning...

Right on deadline, Ireland transposes the TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 20th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

The Republic of Ireland has succeeded in transposing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the eleventh hour, with recently-appointed health minister Simon Harris signing the necessary regulations to come into force...

PMTAs can use many kinds of scientific support, FDA says

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes most e-cigarette manufacturers will need to conduct fresh scientific research in order to obtain authorisation for their products under the newly-published deeming regulations – but not necessarily full-blown clinical...

Denmark scales down plans for public vaping restrictions

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd January 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Denmark’s government has had second thoughts about imposing a strict, tobacco-style regime on vaping in public places. A new draft of wide-ranging legislation which will make e-cigarettes available as consumer products, transpose the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive...

Implementing the TPD: how far to the finish line?

Written by Barnaby Page || 31st December 2015 || Market reports |

As we move into 2016, nearly half of the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) have made little apparent progress in transposing its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into their national law – despite the May 2016...

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || Business briefing |

Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems...

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public...

Farsalinos: e-cigs need a fresh legal approach

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Two of vaping’s most eminent scientific advocates have called for bespoke regulatory regimes that follow neither the tobacco nor the pharmaceutical model, but they acknowledge that formulating appropriate rules can be a “very challenging...