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Will the Hawaiian Senate pass its online sales ban?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 2nd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Hawaiian senate is considering two bills, which could prohibit online sales of e-cigarette products if passed. One could also subject e-liquids to the same excise tax as tobacco...

Headline news – and the health debate is on after heavyweight report

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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An independent report commissioned by the FDA to evaluate the evidence for the health effects of e-cigarettes has come back with a mix of good and bad news for the industry and produced headlines around the US ...

Could homeless smokers be given e-cigs free to help them quit?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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A clinical trial among homeless people in Canada raises an intriguing question: could governments supply e-cigarettes free as a public health tool? And indeed, should they? ...

FDA extends deadline for Philip Morris IQOS comments

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on Philip Morris International’s (PMI’s) modified risk tobacco product application (MRTPA) for its IQOS heated tobacco device and Heatstick...

Totally Wicked opts to stay in US after FDA postponement

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th December 2017 || Business briefing |

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Totally Wicked has decided to not close its business in the US, following the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to postpone important compliance...

Better safe than very sorry – US fire chiefs’ warning on lithium ion batteries

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th November 2017 || Business briefing |

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A report by the US Fire Administration, published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, concludes: “The combination of an electronic cigarette and a lithium-ion battery is a new and unique hazard” ...

FDA offers relief for industry in ‘disaster areas’

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has offered deadline extensions to manufacturers, retailers and importers of tobacco products in areas affected by natural disasters ...
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Governor vetoes attempt to ban vaping on Californian beaches

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and marijuana, on public beaches in the state ...

Coming soon: deadline for product registration in the US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 15th September 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The deadline for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) product registrations for manufacturers is swiftly approaching. From 30th September, manufacturers need to register with the FDA and submit product lists, including labelling and advertisements, to the agency....
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