Regulatory briefing

US state-level regulation paused as lawmakers go into lockdown

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
With president Donald Trump announcing social distancing and other measures being extended until the end of April it seems unlikely many US state legislatures will choose to end their adjournments soon ...

Tobacco 21 law signed in Wyoming and Florida; Alaska moves forward

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alaska
Florida
North America
United States
Wyoming
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wyoming and Florida are the two latest US jurisdictions to adopt new e-cigarette regulations that will increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – while other states such Alaska are moving ahead with new...

Geneva faces referendum on e-cig ads ban and public vaping restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Romandy Association of Vape Professionals (Association Romande des Professionnels de la Vape, ARPV) has officially requested a referendum in the Geneva canton challenging a new law on tobacco and related products, including e-cigs ...

PHE reiterates endorsement of vaping despite US lung illness outbreak

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Public Health England (PHE) continues to support vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking, saying products sold in England are still considered safe for consumers despite the spate of lung illnesses in the US ...

Canadian provinces get tough, with 20% vape tax and sale restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
North America
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Two more Canadian provinces are slapping a 20% tax on vaping products to reduce youth vaping, while authorities in Ontario have announced new sale restrictions and called for a national vape tax ...

Maryland first state to ban disposable flavoured e-cigs

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Maryland
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
In a regulatory decision not yet seen in other states, Maryland is to become the first state to ban the sale of disposable flavoured e-cigarette devices ...

Rising ‘sin tax’ delivers fresh blow to struggling Philippines e-cig trade

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Philippines
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to increase annually the “sin” taxes on e-cigarettes, vapour products, and alcoholic drinks in the Philippines goes on. The Republic Act 11467, signed by Duterte on 22nd January, combines House Bill 1026 and Senate...

WHO appoints new tobacco control leader to take charge of COP9

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 11th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
The Word Health Organization (WHO) has appointed a new head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat in time to take charge of the ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) in the Netherlands ...

US state legislatures sign up to join the assault on non-tobacco flavours

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Connecticut
Nebraska
North America
South Dakota
United States
Vermont
Washington
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
State legislatures across the US have begun new sessions, with e-cigarettes high on the agenda and a number of proposed bills to prohibit the sale of most flavoured vaping products ...

Wisconsin governor Evers announces multi-point plan to cut youth vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th January 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Wisconsin
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wisconsin governor Tony Evers has announced that his administration will work to curb youth vaping in the state through various actions including bills to ban sales to minors and an e-cig ban in schools ...