Regulatory briefing

The regulatory briefing section offers regulatory news and updates from the e-cigarette industry worldwide. Briefings cover topics such as: introduction and passing of relevant bills and bans; changes to regulations in individual countries or regions; and how current affairs and government policies are affecting the industry. It also provides ECigIntelligence’s expert summary of events and analysis.

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

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

Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Massachusetts
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Health
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 ...

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

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

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 ...

Flavour ban? Chicago can’t enforce the regulations it already has

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Chicago lawmakers meet today to discuss proposals to ban flavoured e-liquids – but the city already has trouble enforcing existing bans, such as one on the sale of menthol cigarettes within 500ft of a high school ...

South Korea takes new graphic approach to e-cig and HnB warnings

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
South Korea
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The South Korean government is stepping up its efforts to discourage use of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products with new graphic health warning images that will appear on packages later this year ...

US authorities call into question the legality of CBD

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
US government agencies have questioned the legality of cannabidiol (CBD) – just as the industry is starting to benefit from increased public awareness ...

Russian ministries disagree over planned e-cig legislation

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

Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A draft bill to regulate the use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettesin Russia has received the approval of the Ministry of Economic Development – but the Ministry of Health considers the proposal “a conflict of laws” ...

South Africa – smoking equivalence and online sales ban?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
South Africa has published a draft version of its proposals to regulate e-cigarettes, fulfilling the fears of some in the industry by classifying vaping as equivalent to smoking and banning online sales ...

San Francisco voters approve controversial flavours ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
In a hotly contested referendum, with millions of dollars behind campaigns on both sides, San Francisco voters have approved a proposition to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products – including e-liquids ...

Netherlands pulls out of international e-cig and tobacco committees

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Netherlands
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Netherlands is pulling out of a number of international e-cigarette and tobacco committees, blaming industry interference, but will carry on with regulation of heated tobacco and nicotine-free e-cigs ...

Sweden follows European e-cig tax trend

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 5th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Sweden is the latest country to join a European trend of taxing electronic cigarettes and other reduced risk alternatives. A new tax has been approved and will come into force soon ...

FDA squeeze means more bad press for e-cigs

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Washington
Washington D.C.
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines recently, thanks to recent actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been battling against teen use, particularly Juul Labs’ Juul product. Juul has taken a large portion of...

India preparing for nationwide clampdown on nicotine vapes

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The government of India appears to be very close to taking action against nicotine e-cigarettes – “regulating, including banning, the manufacture, import, sale and any kind of trade in nicotine” or devices that enable its use ...

Massachusetts joins the parade as Tobacco 21 laws sweep the States

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Hawaii
Maine
New Jersey
New York
North America
Oregon
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Tobacco 21 movement, which aims to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, is sweeping through legislatures across the US – and with it come other fresh restrictions on e-cigarettes ...