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The Arabian Gulf and Maghreb – widely separated on e-cig regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Algeria
Asia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Libya
Mauritania
Middle East
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
There are enormous differences between the so-called Arab nations of the Gulf and the Maghreb – not least in their very different approaches to e-cigs and their users ...

US e-cig tax parity proposal likely to founder

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 27th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes could be taxed at the same level as cigarettes if a new US proposal passes into law. ECigIntelligence believes this attempt is likely to fail, and explains...

Poland considering lower e-liquid tax proposal

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A proposed lower tax rate for e-liquids is not getting a positive reception among Poland's e-cig industry, with manufacturers continuing to claim that if the proposal is passed it will destroy the vaping...

FDA offers relief for industry in ‘disaster areas’

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has offered deadline extensions to manufacturers, retailers and importers of tobacco products in areas affected by natural disasters ...

Uruguay expands smoking ban to cover vaping

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

South America
Uruguay
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Uruguay has moved to expand the country's smoking ban, meaning vaping is now banned in enclosed spaces. The new ruling also imposes plain packaging measures on tobacco...

South Korea proposes HnB tax almost equal to tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
South Korea
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A new tax proposal for heat-not-burn (HnB) products in South Korea could leave them more expensive than their traditional cigarette counterparts....
House of Commons Chamber

Backbench tobacco debate disappoints UK e-cig industry

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
A UK parliament backbench debate on the new tobacco control plan acknowledged the role e-cigarettes have played, and will continue to play, but did little to address the concerns of some industry stakeholders....
Monterey Beach, CA

Governor vetoes attempt to ban vaping on Californian beaches

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and marijuana, on public beaches in the state ...

Brief respite for US manufacturers as FDA extends deadline for product registration

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 29th September 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Drug Administration has extended the deadline for tobacco registration from 30th September to 12th October 2017. This move offers a brief respite to manufacturers of vapour products who have yet to register with the FDA and...

European rules may give heated tobacco a marketing advantage

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th September 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Heat-not-burn (HnB) products could benefit from greater marketing opportunities in the European Union than e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco as the heating devices are not themselves considered to be tobacco products ...
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