Regulatory briefing

New court-ordered ban highlights legal complexities in India

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A new court order reinforcing e-cigarette bans in the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab underlines the complexity of enforcement in a country where restrictions on vapour products have been slowly accumulating for...

FDA chief warns of ‘blunt instruments’ approach to youth appeal

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 12th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the agency will soon take action against e-cigarette companies that are targeting youth and urged firms to address the issue before being hit by enforcement...

Norway heading towards legal nicotine vapes

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Norway
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes with nicotine will become legal this year in Norway, where the sale of all nicotine-containing products other than traditional tobacco products has been banned since 1989 ...

Italian stores will have to show vaping turnover in order to get a licence

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has issued a decree preventing anyone except licensed vape stores, pharmacies and parapharmacies from retailing e-liquids. It sets a new “prevalence criterion” to determine which shops qualify ...

E-cigs are no threat to young people, ASH tells UK science committee

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Public health experts sought to reassure UK lawmakers that e-cigarettes did not pose a threat to the health of young people when they revealed the results of a survey showing just 4% of youngsters had taken up vaping,...

FDA announces ANPRM amid youth e-cig flavour concerns

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerned about flavours leading youth to start vaping, has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore options for regulation ...

Nicotine ‘more dangerous than drink’ according to survey respondents

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Australasia
Europe
India
New Zealand
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
More than half of US consumers wrongly believe that using nicotine every day is more dangerous than drinking every day, according to a new global survey from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW) ...

FDA chief Gottlieb adopts a balanced approach to e-liquid flavours

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US FDA recognises flavoured e-liquids may help encourage smokers to switch to e-cigs, despite its hostility to flavours in most tobacco products, commissioner Scott Gottlieb told the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) ...

Canada’s health minister supports e-cig advertising ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The federal health minister for Canada has called for “clear restrictions” on e-cigarette advertising and the need to keep young people from taking up e-cigs. The move is a turnaround from the stance of the previous health minister....

CDC analysis shows US youth choose e-cigs for flavours and family

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 19th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The most common reason that youth used e-cigs in the US in 2016 was that a friend or family member used them, according to information from the National Youth Survey for 2016, analysis of which was recently published...

Is CDC director’s rapid exit a chance to end the ‘war on tobacco’?

Written by Jim Myers || 7th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The abrupt resignation of Brenda Fitzgerald as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could provide the Trump administration with an unexpected opportunity to help settle a question on the agency’s anti-tobacco efforts ...

Public Health England blames the media for giving vaping a bad name

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The latest evidence review by Public Health England credits e-cigs with helping 20,000 people a year quit smoking, and blames distorted media reporting for that figure not being a lot higher ...

Of mice and men – and whether e-cig ‘smoke’ may be linked to cancer

Written by Marc Beishon || 6th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
A widely publicised New York report concludes that e-cig “smoke…may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in humans” – but other scientists question the validity of research carried out on laboratory mice ...

Will the Hawaiian Senate pass its online sales ban?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 2nd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Hawaiian senate is considering two bills, which could prohibit online sales of e-cigarette products if passed. One could also subject e-liquids to the same excise tax as tobacco...