Infographic: U.S. state legislatures focus on key e-cigarette issues

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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State legislatures in the U.S. continue to have numerous e-cigarette-related bills placed before them. Totting up the topics of those proposed laws reveals that some issues remain major concerns at state level, while others seemingly don’t trouble...

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th October 2016 || Business briefing |

Europe
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The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age...

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

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

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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...

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

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

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a judge to throw out the consolidated case against its deeming regulations, arguing that the new rules for e-cigarettes were arrived at reasonably and that requiring them is within...

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

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

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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...

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th August 2016 || Business briefing |

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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory...

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th August 2016 || Tracker and database archives |

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every...

Child-proofing required immediately in the U.S.

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th July 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Countless bottles of e-liquid stocked by U.S. vape stores will unexpectedly become illegal tomorrow, following a U.S. federal agency’s last-minute decision to reinterpret the rules on...

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

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

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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 |

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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 |

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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...

Framework Convention “ignores its own harm reduction principles”

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been accused of ignoring its own founding document in taking a stance against e-cigarettes, as well as neglecting the governance principles of its ultimate parent the...

UK vapers tempted by Brexit, but devil lurks in details

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

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As Britain’s debate on whether to leave the European Union reaches fever pitch in anticipation of Thursday’s referendum, vapers and e-cigarette advocates are as divided as the split...

Third Indian state bans e-cigs, citing youth addiction

Written by Barnaby Page || 21st June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Indian state of Karnataka has become the third to ban e-cigarettes. It follows Maharahstra and Punjab in what appears likely to become a subcontinental trend, as India’s tobacco control tightens and grave concerns about the health risks...

Full version of EU’s Common Entry Gate is now online

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Europe
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The EU’s Common Entry Gate for e-cigarette product notifications is now fully up and running – and manufacturers who used the interim version launched in May have only until 24th June to transfer those submissions onto the new...

Could e-cigarettes be the next battleground for plain packaging?

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th June 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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As the tobacco industry braces itself for a global epidemic of plain-packaging legislation, there have been calls for the controversial measure to be applied to e-cigarettes...

WHO report on e-cigs to be presented at COP7 conference

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Tobacco control leaders from around the globe will be presented with the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and public health at a meeting in India this...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

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

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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...

Second e-liquid company sues FDA over deeming regulations

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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E-liquid maker Lost Art Liquids has filed suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), claiming that the deeming regulations violate two parts of the U.S. Constitution and two important...