Regulatory briefing

San Francisco considers e-cig ban, FDA looks at stopping the sale of pods

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Pressure on the US vapour industry has increased yet again. Local legislators in San Francisco are attempting to ban e-cig sales entirely, while the FDA commissioner is pondering more action against pods ...

Ferrari drops Mission Winnow team name and logo for Australian GP

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
PMI and Ferrari have been forced to cancel their partnership for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the Formula 1 season. The Mission Winnow branding will, however, reappear for the rest of the season ...

Ireland’s health service denies backing e-cigs for smoking cessation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Ireland
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Ireland’s Health Services Executive (HSE) has confirmed that it does not endorse e-cigarettes as an aid to help smokers give up, despite adding information on e-cigs to the government website on quitting smoking ...

‘Trump did right hiring Gottlieb to lead FDA,’ say Washington watchers

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
For once, Democrats and Republicans are in agreement: President Donald Trump was right to hire Scott Gottlieb to lead the US FDA. Politicians and policymakers reacted to Gottlieb’s resignation announcement on 5th March ...

Mixed responses to Gottlieb’s departure from the FDA hot-seat

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The news that Scott Gottlieb would be stepping down as FDA commissioner has elicited a predictably mixed response from those involved in US public health, tobacco control and the vaping industry ...

Exit Gottlieb, the ‘friend of vaping’ who became its outspoken foe

Written by Aidan Semmens || 6th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Almost all news coverage of Scott Gottlieb’s shock resignation as FDA commissioner depicts him as the enemy of e-cigs and speaks of his “unfinished fight against vaping” – but it wasn’t always that way ...

Gottlieb names chains accused of flouting rules on sales to youth

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 5th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has announced new action against retailers selling tobacco products to minors and e-cig manufacturers who fail to comply with labelling and advertising regulations ...

United Arab Emirates prepares to legalise e-cigarettes from April

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 19th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Middle East
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The existing ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be lifted from mid-April, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation (ESMA) has confirmed ...

Party puts German notification question on the political agenda

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 14th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A controversy over the way the six-month delay between notification and placing an e-cigarette product on the market is enforced in Germany has been brought into the political arena by a parliamentary question ...

US FDA committee approves snuff reduced-risk claim

Written by Barnaby Page || 8th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
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A science committee at the FDA has approved a reduced-risk claim for snuff, a decision which may raise hopes that the agency is willing to accept some tobacco products as safer than others ...

Illinois tries again as Tobacco 21 gains ground across several states

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
North America
South Carolina
Texas
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Several US states have recently introduced initiatives aimed at fighting what health regulators have termed the “youth vaping epidemic” by increasing the purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products to 21 ...

Canada plans clampdown on advertising to cut youth vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Less than a year after Canada adopted its first legislation regulating vaping products, the government has served notice of plans to tighten restrictions on advertising, in a bid to tackle youth vaping ...

US states place e-cigarette taxes among budget proposals

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Massachusetts
Montana
North America
Rhode Island
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
State budget proposals for the 2020 fiscal year that would apply new taxes to e-cigarette products are under consideration in a number of US states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Montana ...

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml. As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of...

Governor Cuomo announces plans to curb vaping in New York State

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 24th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently announced part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. As a statement of intent, Governor Cuomo then presented his $152.3 billion state budget for...

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Austria
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying...

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes. The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just...