European elections threaten political quagmire for TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The process of drawing up detailed rules on e-cigarettes to implement the new European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could become mired in political disagreements, following a European Parliament election which has fragmented power in...

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off...

Vapers are dealt a losing hand by Macau casino smoking law

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th May 2014 || Business briefing |

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Tightened rules on smoking in casinos in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau raise the question of whether China could consider e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, as its nationwide controls on smoking gradually gain...

In depth: regulatory and market impacts of the European TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th May 2014 || Regulatory reports |

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The first comprehensive report on e-cigarettes in the European Union is now available to all ECigIntelligence...

To stock or not to stock? Pharmacists uncertain on e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th May 2014 || Business briefing |

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British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically...

Consumers “need information, guidance on e-cig choices”

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Feeding consumers’ hunger for information on e-cigarettes is essential if the category is to flourish at retail, according to one of the biggest British brands in the...

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about...

Ex-smokers more likely than dual users to favour mods

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More research into the preferences of e-cigarette users has suggested a relationship between their tobacco smoking habits and choice of e-cig...

U.S. media on deeming regs: FDA tries hard, could do better

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The proposed new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a lukewarm welcome from the country’s mainstream media, with most editorialists backing the agency’s restrictions but suggesting it will have to go...

UK survey: e-cig users’ product preferences change over time

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A new survey on e-cigarette usage in the UK from pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) highlights the extent of dual use with tobacco, and the differing product choices of current and former...

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and...

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new...

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco...
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Deeming regs: FDA says they’ll benefit public and industry

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the overall probable impact of e-cigarettes on public health in formulating its new regulations released yesterday, according to the...
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Deeming regs: health warning must cover 30% of the pack

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco...
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Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place...

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

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The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and...

Victory acquires a second British e-cigarette supplier for $50m

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U.S. e-cig manufacturer Victory Electronic Cigarettes is further strengthening its position in the European market with the acquisition of British counterpart VIP, the second UK firm it has bought this...

Association fears FDA rules could hamper sector´s growth

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd April 2014 || Business briefing |

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The intentions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on e-cigarette regulation remain opaque today, after an industry association abandoned plans to publish the agency’s proposed rule on new smoking...
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E-cig or iCig? Ad campaign proffers a high-tech image

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British e-cig vendor JAC Vapour is taking an unusual approach for its first advertising campaign, presenting its products in a manner more typically employed for personal technology...

FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Further pressure is being brought to bear on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the release of a report from 11 members of Congress arguing that regulation of e-cigarette companies is needed to stop...

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report...

Britain’s biggest tabloid says
e-cig may have started fire

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E-cigarettes made the headlines today in Britain, and they weren’t good ones. The Sun, the nation’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, ran a story headlined “E-Cig Gran Blown Up In Hospital” on its front...

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

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The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive...

EU politician criticises TPD as ‘hastily drafted and heavy-handed’

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A Member of the European Parliament involved in the drafting of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has criticised the finally adopted version, which the Parliament voted for in late February, as “hastily-drafted and...

Politician’s YouTube video extols freedom to vape

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A British right-wing political party received £36,000 ($60,000) in donations from an e-cigarette manufacturer before its leader appeared in a YouTube video apparently designed to influence European policy-making on...

Attorneys general implore top U.S. retailers to drop tobacco, but not e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The attorneys general of 28 U.S. states and territories have asked the country’s biggest pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products – but did not mention e-cigarettes in their...