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Robert Califf confirmed as new FDA commissioner

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th February 2016 || News analysis |

Robert Califf has been confirmed as the next head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency which will spearhead federal regulation of e-cigarettes when it releases its long-awaited deeming...

Finland regulatory report: pharma regime ending, new rules arriving

Written by Barnaby Page || 9th February 2016 || Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Introduction2 Regulatory landscape3 Current national regulatory framework4 Upcoming regulatory changes5 Age restrictions6 Product restrictions7 Labelling and packaging: current8 Labelling and packaging: near future9 Sale restrictions10 Retail licensing11 Public usage12 Exceptions to the public vaping ban13 14 Advertising...

Denmark scales down plans for public vaping restrictions

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

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...

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || News analysis |

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...

Opinion: the fortunes of the e-cigarette industry in 2016

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd December 2015 || News analysis |

The e-cigarette world in 2016 will be overshadowed by regulation. But the story will not just be about compliance. The market and the products themselves are rapidly evolving even without the influence of law-makers. So requirements like the...