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‘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 ...

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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Ukraine
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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 ...

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 |

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United States
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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 ...

WHO continues call for regulation as vaping increases

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Switzerland
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A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights the growing popularity of vaping and continues the call for regulations to be put in place to deter younger people from starting to vape ...

UK government has no intention of taxing vaping…yet

Written by Freddie Dawson || 24th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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United Kingdom
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The UK treasury has confirmed that it has “no current plans” to introduce a tax on vaping products, despite reports in some media that taxation was being prepared to help prop up the ailing NHS ...

Montana court rejects bid to reword ballot on tobacco tax

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

Montana
North America
United States
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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 ...

Sweden restricts sale and use of high-nicotine e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Europe
Sweden
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E-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml are now subject to a de facto ban in Sweden. Although they are not illegal, permits are required for their sale and use, as a recently-published ECigIntelligence report...

European Commission wants five more years to take TPD action

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

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Europe
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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 ...

It looks like the end of the road for Cole-Bishop grandfather reform

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Appetite for changing US FDA e-cigarette regulations through congressional action may have dried up, with accusations that in its latest version the much-hoped-for Cole-Bishop amendment had been “turned into an anti-vaping law” ...

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...

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...

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...

Italian Senate approves freeze on e-cig tax; final vote due in September

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Italy
Policy and Politics
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The Italian Senate today approved a proposal to temporarily suspend the country’s contentious tax on e-cigarettes. The plan to freeze taxation until 18th December will now have to be passed by the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati),...

PMI runs into trouble with UK government over IQOS ads

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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United Kingdom
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Philip Morris International (PMI) is seeking an “urgent meeting” with the UK Department of Health after being told to stop advertising its heated tobacco device IQOS ...

UK’s tax plans include a new category for heated tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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United Kingdom
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Heated-tobacco products are to receive their own taxation category and rate in the UK. A rate and commencement date for the duty on tobacco consumables for heat-not-burn (HnB) products will be announced in the autumn budget ...

Mass movement – state Senate gets on the Tobacco 21 bus

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

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United States
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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 ...

Japan embraces CBD – with eager endorsement in high places

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Japan
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Japan, although a socially conservative nation with stringent laws on both medical and recreational marijuana, now allows the sale of CBD products, including e-liquid – and even the prime minister’s wife approves ...

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 ...

A very special relationship: US and EU
discuss co-operation in regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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US and European Union officials have held high-level talks in Brussels on possible future co-operation over the regulation of nicotine-containing products and “a wide range of tobacco-related topics” ...

Scots to consult on their vision for a tobacco-free future

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Scotland
United Kingdom
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The Scottish government will consult on a range of new regulations for reduced-risk products, including further restrictions on e-cig advertising, banning some flavours in Hnb products, and banning their public use ...
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