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.

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 ...

Health charities sue FDA over extended deeming deadlines

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Seven public health groups have brought a suit against the US Food and Drug Administration for extending deadlines for e-cigs and cigars on its controversial deeming regulations ...

FDA announces ANPRM amid youth e-cig flavour concerns

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

North America
United States
Health
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 ...

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 ...

Will the Hawaiian Senate pass its online sales ban?

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

Hawaii
North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
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...

Innocigs replaces eGo model after German child-proofing problem

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette sellers in the EU should put pressure on their Chinese suppliers to improve child-proofing, according to a company which has recently withdrawn one of its products from...

FDA committee rejects two IQOS MRTP claims, approves one

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

United States
Companies
Health
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Agency’s science committee agrees that PMI product decreases exposure to dangerous chemicals, but won’t accept broader claims of long-term risk reduction...