Author: Barnaby Page

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

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd April 2014 || News analysis |

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...

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st April 2014 || News analysis |

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...

Politician’s YouTube video extols freedom to vape

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th March 2014 || News analysis |

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...

Ohio ponders tobacco/nicotine distinction

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || News analysis |

An apparently uncontroversial vote in Ohio on under-age access to e-cigarettes highlights one of the thornier problems facing law-makers and regulators dealing with the new industry....

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || News analysis |

Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and...

Consumers care about products, not laws, study finds

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th February 2014 || News analysis |

Consumers are more interested in the benefits of e-cigarettes than the politics surrounding them, but the overall e-cigarette concept may have caught imaginations more strongly than individual brands, a new social media study...