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Author: Barnaby Page

Third Indian state bans e-cigs, citing youth addiction

Written by Barnaby Page || 21st June 2016 || News analysis |

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 || News analysis |

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...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th May 2016 || News analysis |

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 || News analysis |

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 || News analysis |

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...

Deeming regulations: no more store-branded e-liquids?

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th May 2016 || News analysis |

The era of vape stores producing their own e-liquids is likely to come to an end after the introduction of the deeming regulations in the U.S., the agency responsible for them predicts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

FDA faced hard decisions, criticism in crafting regulations

Written by Barnaby Page || 5th May 2016 || News analysis |

Striving for science-based policy-making in the deeming regulations, the FDA faced a tough task in attempting to corral the rapidly-developing and often contradictory data on e-cigarettes at the same time as it was dealing with pleas and criticisms...

Is there still hope for Spanish online retailers?

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd April 2016 || News analysis |

The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence...

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th March 2016 || News analysis |

While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by...