Asia Pacific warms to heat-not-burn, but it’s not an easy road

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th February 2017 || Business briefing |

Asia
Australasia
Japan
New Zealand
South Korea
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International are attempting to widen their distribution of heat-not-burn (HnB) products throughout Pacific Asia, but there have been problems along the way....

Safety tests highlight need for vigilance on e-cig chargers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Wales
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety...
Three Malaysian ministries tasked with e-cig regulation - Michael Coghlan

Three ministries’ three-year plan for Malaysian regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Malaysia at last has a plan for future e-cigarette regulation. Various duties have been given to three separate government ministries, which must now come back with firm proposals for implementation within the next three years....

FDA workshop will look for answers to battery safety fears

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a workshop on battery safety to learn more about the risks of malfunctions in e-cig power sources and how to prevent them. ...
iQOS advertisement - PMI

PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd December 2016 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Italy
Japan
Romania
Russia
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
Philip Morris International has expressed optimism about the entire reduced-risk products sector as it launches a new trial of its Mesh closed-system e-cigarette in the UK city of Birmingham....
Synthetic - Salvatore G2

Maker claims FDA statement “frees synthetic nicotine from deeming”

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A manufacturer has argued that recent court statements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show the agency does not have the authority to regulate vaping products that use synthetic nicotine. But will legislators and the courts...

Totally Wicked told sponsorship is legal, despite crossing borders

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th December 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
St Helens rugby league club is to rename its ground the Totally Wicked Stadium in a sponsorship deal which also includes shirt advertising - and could run foul of the European TPD ban on cross-border e-cig sponsorship....
China smoking - Jonathan Kos-Read

Chinese authorities continue to duck challenge of e-cig regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Chinese e-cig regulation has been delayed due to agencies passing the buck, researchers say. Future regulation may shade more towards pharmaceutical or tobacco controls, with significant implications for the tiny domestic industry either way....
Pyrrhic lawmaking - Art Gallery Ergsart

Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Indiana
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in...
Tom Price

Price named to take charge of U.S. health and e-cig regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Georgia
North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Donald Trump has nominated Georgia Congressman Tom Price, a former orthopaedic surgeon, to become U.S. health secretary, in charge of future regulation of e-cigarettes....
Smoking ban, -public policy and vaping - Elvert Barnes

Public vaping bans can be bad for your health, researchers warn

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
North America
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
United States
Wales
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics....
e-cig incidents in the news - Ecig Click

Battery fires burn holes in e-cigarettes’ safety reputation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 7th November 2016 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
A growing number of reported e-cigarette battery incidents is leaving the industry facing a serious problem despite the low statistical probability of an event happening....
Indian bidi use not included in survey - Aviva West

Survey finds low usage in Philippines and India

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd November 2016 || Business briefing |

Asia
India
Philippines
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
A new survey has found differing levels of awareness and e-cig use in the Philippines and India but neither market has really developed for vaping products as yet....
dual smoke - olli henze

CDC finds high U.S. adult dual use and non-smoker vaper levels

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th October 2016 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Market Research
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seems to indicate that there are high levels of dual use amongst U.S. vapers and a significant percentage of vapers that have never smoked conventional cigarettes....