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...

Vaping industry is urged to break the link between flavours and youth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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The e-cigarette industry could support the case for flavours – currently strongly associated in regulators’ minds with an appeal to youth – by changing its marketing strategies, according to Chris Howard of E-Alternative Solutions ...

Health charities sue FDA over extended deeming deadlines

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Seven public health groups have brought a suit against the US Food and Drug Administration for extending deadlines for e-cigs and cigars on its controversial deeming regulations ...

FDA announces ANPRM amid youth e-cig flavour concerns

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerned about flavours leading youth to start vaping, has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore options for regulation ...

Nicotine ‘more dangerous than drink’ according to survey respondents

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

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More than half of US consumers wrongly believe that using nicotine every day is more dangerous than drinking every day, according to a new global survey from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW) ...

Is PMI preparing for a future move into the cannabis business?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 13th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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In our latest report on developments in the legal cannabis market, ECigIntelligence considers whether PMI may be setting up a future move in that direction. We also look at the potential dangers of synthetic cannabis products ...

New product enables legal e-liquid sampling in the US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd February 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

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A US advocacy and consulting group believes it has come up with a product that enables consumers to sample e-liquid and still conform to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) sampling restrictions. The Cating Group launched its...

Canada’s health minister supports e-cig advertising ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The federal health minister for Canada has called for “clear restrictions” on e-cigarette advertising and the need to keep young people from taking up e-cigs. The move is a turnaround from the stance of the previous health minister....

PMI execs promise to release raw data from IQOS trials, lambast media, praise FDA

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd February 2018 || Business briefing |

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Top executives of Philip Morris International (PMI) have promised at a major US analysts’ conference to make the raw data from clinical and non-clinical studies for the company’s reduced risk products available to the public later this year...

CDC analysis shows US youth choose e-cigs for flavours and family

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

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The most common reason that youth used e-cigs in the US in 2016 was that a friend or family member used them, according to information from the National Youth Survey for 2016, analysis of which was recently published...

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” ...