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EU’s safety agency gets on board with guidelines for lithium batteries

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 19th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
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As the debate on the safety of lithium batteries continues, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published guidelines and recommendations about the carriage of e-cig batteries on flights. The agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive...

New views on nicotine: now the FDA is reconsidering NRT, too

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 16th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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As the US FDA gets to grips with its new focus on nicotine as a single marketplace, it is planning to take a fresh look at one of the longest-established non-combustible forms of the substance – nicotine replacement...

Israel set to tackle e-cig regulation with a clampdown on advertising

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Israel
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Israel is in the process of taking a new approach to the advertising of new tobacco-related products, with a likely ban on all advertising of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products anywhere but in print and at retail locations...

Brussels postpones tax decision on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
EU
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The European Commission has said it will review the future tax situation of e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products in 2019, and will not propose a revision of the Directive 2011/64/EU on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco now ...

Could homeless smokers be given e-cigs free to help them quit?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
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A clinical trial among homeless people in Canada raises an intriguing question: could governments supply e-cigarettes free as a public health tool? And indeed, should they? ...

Baltic states agree to join forces in opposition to e-cigarette use

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

Estonia
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Health ministers of Europe’s Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed a joint memorandum of intent to share “strong policies” on e-cigarette trade and usage ...

UK nations divided on the future of post-European e-cigarette rules

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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United Kingdom
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As the UK heads towards the exit door from Europe, the Westminster government remains responsible for the implementation of the TPD across the country – but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have scope to impose added restrictions...

Regulation, creativity and variety – that was the e-cig year that was

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence’s review of the year gone by reflects the big stories of the e-cigarette world in 2017, the trends in regulation, the developing and diverging markets, the science and innovation, and peers into the crystal ball to consider...

Global health group calls for HnB restrictions until science is proven

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

World
Public Health and Medicine
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The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has called for the advertising and indoor use of heat-not-burn (HnB) products to be banned until sufficient independent research has been conducted to confirm their safety ...

Reynolds asks FDA to give Camel Snus products ‘modified risk’ status

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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R. J. Reynolds has submitted modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) to the US FDA for six forms of its Camel Snus product, which it is seeking to market as reducing the risk of specific smoking-related diseases ...

Taiwan moves towards a total ban on all e-cigarette products

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
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A proposed amendment to Taiwanese law would impose a total ban on the manufacture, importation, sale or advertising of all e-cigarette products, closing down entirely a business that currently supports an estimated 200,000 vapers ...

FDA extends deadline for Philip Morris IQOS comments

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on Philip Morris International’s (PMI’s) modified risk tobacco product application (MRTPA) for its IQOS heated tobacco device and Heatstick...

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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Tighter regulation “is on the way” for e-cigs, according to the European Commission’s commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who sees “possibilities”  for “stronger regulation” to “stop advertising and online sales” ...

Experts urge transparency, independence for PMI’s foundation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 25th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, the controversial research endowment fund initially endowed for $1bn by Philip Morris International (PMI), has committed to instituting “almost all” good-governance suggestions put to it by harm reduction...
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