Anti-tobacco policies light up on World No Tobacco Day

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st May 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) ...

Motorsport expected to ignore WHO’s call to end tobacco sponsorship

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th May 2019 || Business briefing |

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A call by the WHO for governments to enforce bans on all tobacco or e-cigarette advertising and sponsorship in sports events has had no formal response from the world of motor racing ...

Gottlieb names chains accused of flouting rules on sales to youth

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 5th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has announced new action against retailers selling tobacco products to minors and e-cig manufacturers who fail to comply with labelling and advertising regulations ...

United Arab Emirates prepares to legalise e-cigarettes from April

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 19th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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The existing ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be lifted from mid-April, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation (ESMA) has confirmed ...

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml. As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Business briefing |

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Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home...

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying...

Praise for Public Health England’s demonstration of smoking harm

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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A video made by public relations firm Freuds for Public Health England (PHE) – whose involvement with the company has caused controversy – has been praised for its portrayal of vaping versus smoking ...

Threats and promises: the shape of vaping things to come in 2019

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st December 2018 || Business briefing |

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The year just gone has been an intense one for the vaping industry – and don’t expect 2019 to be any less so. ECigIntelligence looks ahead to the developments that can be expected in both regulation and markets...

Italy reduces e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tax burden by up to 80%

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 14th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Italy has passed the much anticipated law reducing tax on e-liquids and halving duties on heated tobacco. The decree cuts the duty on nicotine-containing liquids from 50% to 10% of the tax on conventional cigarettes ...

Juul vs J Well – e-cig manufacturers prepare for patents battle

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 10th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul has filed a suit at the UK’s High Court claiming its line of UK patents was infringed by French firm J Well – whose CEO told ECigIntelligence it was prepared to fight the allegation ...

EU urges WHO to focus on heated tobacco, suggests advertising bans

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The EU is calling on the World Health Organization to become more involved in regulating heated tobacco – and is urging tight advertising restrictions on the category, ECigIntelligence has learned ...

European Commission told: we don’t want an EU e-cig tax

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Most respondents to the European Commission’s consultation on tobacco excise duties do not want a European tax on e-cigarettes. Almost 70% said the best level of tax on e-cigarettes would be no more than the VAT in each...

Tax on the table as Ukraine moves towards EU-style regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 10th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Ukrainian parliament is considering an amendment to the country’s tax code that would impose duty of €0.033 per ml on all e-liquids sold in the country and establish a system for product notification ...

European Commission wants five more years to take TPD action

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 17th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The European Commission has asked for a five-year extension to its powers to implement the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – reserving its right to perhaps ban later a particular type of e-cigarette ...

EU-CEG sees huge number of submissions since TPD rollout

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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A grand total of 185,635 e-cigarette product notifications have been successfully registered with the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) as of July of this year, ECigIntelligence has learned from the European Commission...

Advantage BAT in the race to open up US for heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 30th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has a chance to steal a march on its Big Tobacco rivals in the heated-tobacco market after the company became the first to receive approval to sell a heat-not-burn device in the US ...