model example - Just you and Blu

Brexit: call for UK to reverse ban on e-cig advertising

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st July 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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The Advertising Association in the UK has called for bans on e-cigarette advertising in various media to be lifted, while the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found no problem with an advertisement in the recent “Just you and Blu”...
Vaping - Stewart Black

British Medical Association calls for public vaping ban

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
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The British Medical Association is going against the trend of UK professional medical bodies and sticking to a more sceptical line on e-cigarettes, backing a public vaping...
smoking - Centophobia

UK and U.S. studies report opposite findings on gateway effect

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Two new studies have reached profoundly different conclusions on the relationship between e-cig usage by young people and their take-up up of conventional tobacco – differences that may be partially explained by one coming from the U.S. and...
Just you and Blu - Blu

British TV switched off, but Blu’s cattle herder keeps going

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

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Last month’s e-cigarette commercials on British TV as part of Blu’s “Just you and Blu” campaign will probably prove to be the last ever in the country, but the Imperial Brands subsidiary is continuing with advertising in...

Deeming regulations: many vapers ignorant, majority blissful

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The majority of American vapers were unaware of the new deeming regulations for e-cigarettes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) until they were published last month – and many may remain so, a new survey seems...
long and winding road - Mike Dobson

European parliamentarians call for review of TPD science

Written by Freddie Dawson || 7th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Two British members of the European Parliament have asked the EU to take the first steps in reassessing the scientific information that supports its Tobacco Products Directive...

Signs of policy relaxation in New Zealand, but Australia remains strict

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The attitudes of New Zealand’s policy-makers to e-cigarettes seem to be growing more liberal than those of their counterparts in Australia, with the smaller nation edging toward greater tolerance of vaping while the larger maintains an unforgiving...
youth voluntary measures - DucDigital

Online age verification: industry-body members no better than others

Written by Freddie Dawson || 29th May 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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Membership in a trade association is no guarantee that online e-cigarette sellers will adopt measures such as warning labels and age verification, according to a new U.S. study, despite industry bodies often arguing that their members lead the...
Nothing to report - Bradley Stephen Wise

Studies on youth and advertising rely on already-familiar data

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th May 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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Two new studies on the correlation between youth vaping and e-cigarette advertising are likely to be used to support calls for regulation of marketing – but they may add less to the debate than they seem, being based...
ECigIntelligence TPD logo - what next

British e-cig industry reluctantly, resentfully ready for TPD

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

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UK e-cig firms feel as prepared as they can be for the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but many would still have liked to see it overturned by the European Court of Justice in the...

Some are sanguine, but PMTA fine print causes concern

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
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Some larger independent e-cigarette companies support the new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite the debate over them being widely portrayed as an argument between Big Tobacco and health organisations on one side versus...

Deeming regulations: mixed views from industry, health experts

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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Initial industry reaction broke down largely along expected lines - with many of the usual faces popping in with early assessments. Further reaction is expected as more people get to grips with the massive U.S. Food and Drug...
rejected - Sean MacEntee

European court upholds TPD, dismisses all arguments

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled against the British e-cigarette company Totally Wicked in its quest to overturn article 20 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive...
Big fish eats little fish - Todd Anderson

BAT acquires UK e-cigarette company Ten Motives

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th April 2016 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
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Poland
Romania
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British American Tobacco has announced the acquisition of Ten Motives, considered to be the UK's largest independent e-cigarette company....

CDC’s numbers reignite debate on youth vaping in the U.S.

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

North America
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New numbers on U.S. youth tobacco use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have caused consternation on both sides of the e-cigarette debate, focused on whether growing numbers of young vapers represent an achievement or...

New UK trade association looks beyond TPD struggles

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

England
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A new UK trade association says it will represent e-cigarette companies without influence by pharmaceutical or tobacco...

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in the U.S.

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th April 2016 || Tracker and database archives |

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A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape in the United...

State advertising restrictions running into constitutional problems

Written by Freddie Dawson || 25th March 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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Attempts to regulate e-cigarette advertising in some U.S. states are falling foul of constitutional law, a new ECigIntelligence in-depth report...

U.S. pharmacy chain includes e-cigs in anti-tobacco crusade

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd March 2016 || Business briefing |

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A new $50m youth anti-smoking campaign funded by American pharmacy chain CVS is to target e-cigarettes as well as conventional tobacco products....

Black markets flourish as Asian governments ponder regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarette regulation is expected in the near future in both Malaysia and Hong Kong, while other southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam face continuing battles with illegal...

Complete ban predicted in Hong Kong after smoking body’s study

Written by Freddie Dawson || 8th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
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A new study commissioned by Hong Kong’s Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) purports to show significant problems with carcinogens in vapour from electronic cigarettes, leading the organisation to reiterate its calls for a complete ban on the...

Smaller Mediterranean nations lagging in TPD implementation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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There is still significant confusion over the implementation of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Despite the heavy impact it will have on the e-cigarette sector, a number of countries have still made little to no progress. See...