‘Not on my watch’: Gottlieb escalates FDA war on youth vaping

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 19th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US FDA has stepped up its campaign against the youth vaping “epidemic” with the launch of a large-scale education programme, threats to tighten compliance requirements, and a reiteration of its concern over flavours ...

At least FDA warnings opened a dialogue, say rebuked companies

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 6th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Vaping companies warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over products considered attractive to kids have told ECigIntelligence how the process worked out, and that it had benefits as well as irritations ...

Governor Rauner raises a rumpus by vetoing Tobacco 21 bill

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
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Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has been accused of “failing children” in the state after he vetoed legislation that would have made 21 the minimum purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products ...

Montana court rejects bid to reword ballot on tobacco tax

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Montana Supreme Court has voted to reject a bid to rewrite a citizen’s initiative ballot which, it is claimed, is phrased in a prejudicial, incorrect and confusing way ...

Proposed vaping ban caught up in row over ‘bundled‘ amendments

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Florida
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United States
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Florida's Supreme court is being asked to rule on six proposed constitutional amendments, including one banning vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces, which are set to be on the ballot in November’s elections ...

FDA files memo in opposition to public health coalition lawsuit

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 10th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a memo in opposition to a motion for a summary judgment in US District Court in Maryland for a lawsuit against the tobacco deeming extensions. The lawsuit arose...

FDA’s Gottlieb and Zeller seek to reduce red tape as part of future strategy

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Commissioner Gottlieb seemingly wants to streamline the premarket approval...

Why BAT could get two HnB devices to the US market before IQOS

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st August 2018 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) may get two heated-tobacco products onto the US market before IQOS can be launched there, thanks to its decision to take a different route to FDA approval ...

Online retailers may bear tax burden for interstate sales

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US Supreme Court decision may have opened the way for states to collect taxes on e-cig retail sales made online or across state lines, even when the retailer does not have a physical presence within that state...

Mass movement – state Senate gets on the Tobacco 21 bus

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 5th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill raising the purchasing age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. A similar bill was passed by the state House of Representatives in May ...

FDA period for comments on planned flavour rules goes into added time

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

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the period for comment on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on flavours until 19th July as part of its continuing broader institutional shift on harm reduction ...

Flavour ban? Chicago can’t enforce the regulations it already has

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Chicago lawmakers meet today to discuss proposals to ban flavoured e-liquids – but the city already has trouble enforcing existing bans, such as one on the sale of menthol cigarettes within 500ft of a high school ...

The Juul in the crown – how social media provided the polish

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th June 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

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Effective use of social media may have been responsible for Juul’s remarkable success in the US e-cig market, suggests a new report that correlates the brand’s sales with its profile on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter ...

San Francisco voters approve controversial flavours ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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In a hotly contested referendum, with millions of dollars behind campaigns on both sides, San Francisco voters have approved a proposition to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products – including e-liquids ...

FDA squeeze means more bad press for e-cigs

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

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E-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines recently, thanks to recent actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been battling against teen use, particularly Juul Labs’ Juul product. Juul has taken a large portion of...

Massachusetts joins the parade as Tobacco 21 laws sweep the States

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Tobacco 21 movement, which aims to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, is sweeping through legislatures across the US – and with it come other fresh restrictions on e-cigarettes ...

Target kids and we’ll target you, warns US FDA

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 11th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its campaign against e-cig retailers that target children with a new wave of warnings about food-like...

Hawaii may ban online sales as states try to tighten tax noose

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 3rd May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Among the most significant of a raft of e-cig legislation currently going through US state legislatures are a large number of tax proposals, and a Hawaiian bill that could ban online sales ...

Man loses teeth, gains $2m in ‘pipe bomb’ battery case

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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In a case that could add to concerns over battery safety, a jury in Florida has awarded over $2m to a man who lost fourth teeth when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth ...
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FDA offers industry revised guidance on ingredients listing

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US FDA has issued updated guidance to manufacturers and importers on its ingredient listing submission requirements, suggesting they will be enforced for e-liquids but not for hardware such as coils, wicks and mouthpieces ...

Reynolds works with FDA to recall 2.6m Vuse Vibe power units

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th April 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US-wide safety recall was issued by RJ Reynolds Vapor Company for all Vuse Vibe power units after consumers complained that the batteries were malfunctioning, causing the units to overheat and creating a fire risk ...

FDA chief warns of ‘blunt instruments’ approach to youth appeal

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 12th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the agency will soon take action against e-cigarette companies that are targeting youth and urged firms to address the issue before being hit by enforcement...