Regulatory briefing

Bulgaria responds to the freedom to vape where smoking’s banned

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Bulgaria
Europe
Greece
Malaysia
United Kingdom
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Bulgarians have taken up vaping enthusiastically - and their chief reason for doing so is the freedom to vape indoors and in public places where smoking is...

French doctors offered advice on when to recommend e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 22nd February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
French doctors, officially barred from giving advice on vaping, have been offered a set of recommendations on how to answer patients' questions about e-cigarettes - and which groups of patients they can be most useful...

Long-term health effects: the good news and the bad news

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

United Kingdom
United States
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Two new real-world studies of the (relatively) long-term health effects of vaping come to very different conclusions: one very positive about reduced cancer danger, the other sounding a warning about possible cardiovascular...

Can e-cigs pay government dividends in the battle against smoking?

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 10th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Ireland
United Kingdom
World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
How effective – and in particular how cost-effective – can e-cigarettes be at a national level in the battle against smoking? These are questions governments and researchers are starting to take...

Safety tests highlight need for vigilance on e-cig chargers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Wales
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety...

Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 9th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Croatia
Cyprus
Europe
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Sweden, one of the last five countries to transpose Article 20 of the European Union's Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), has announced draft legislation to bring the country into line with the rest of the EU on...

Threatened vape stores play wait-and-see on Russia’s new taxes

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Vape stores in Russia appear to be playing a waiting game on new e-cigarette taxes that officially came into force on 1st January – while the national consumer protection agency is calling for further regulation and...

European court will consider challenge to EU snus ban

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A challenge to the UK’s snus ban has been sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, where judges could decide to overturn the entire EU’s prohibition on the powdered tobacco...

NNA joins UK High Court bid to overturn European snus ban

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The New Nicotine Alliance is to join an attempt by manufacturer Swedish Match to overturn the UK’s snus ban. If successful, the bid could lead to the smokeless tobacco product being legalised throughout the...

Portugal halves e-liquid tax rate blamed for vape store closures

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 13th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Portugal looks set to cut the tax on nicotine e-liquids by 50%, from €0.60/ml ($0.70) to €0.30/ml ($0.35) in its budget for 2017. The country currently has the highest rate of tax on e-juices of all the European member...

Three ministries’ three-year plan for Malaysian regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Malaysia at last has a plan for future e-cigarette regulation. Various duties have been given to three separate government ministries, which must now come back with firm proposals for implementation within the next three years....

ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th January 2017 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
ECigIntelligence has launched a series of professional e-learning courses about key developments in the e-cigarette sector. The first online tutorial tells you all you need to know about e-cigarette advertising in the UK following the implementation of the...

FDA workshop will look for answers to battery safety fears

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a workshop on battery safety to learn more about the risks of malfunctions in e-cig power sources and how to prevent them. ...

Malta lays down the law: no vaping in cars carrying under-16s

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 5th January 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Malta
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The smallest country in the European Union has taken a lead in attempting to clear up a common ambiguity in e-cigarette regulation by making it specific that a law against smoking in cars when a child is present...

2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Australasia
Australia
Canada
China
Denmark
England
EU
Europe
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
North America
Philippines
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Wales
World
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another...

Taiwan braced for legal U-turn on nicotine vs non-nicotine

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical...

Maker claims FDA statement “frees synthetic nicotine from deeming”

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A manufacturer has argued that recent court statements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show the agency does not have the authority to regulate vaping products that use synthetic nicotine. But will legislators and the courts...

Regulatory reformer O’Neill could be Trump’s man for the FDA

Written by Jim Myers || 19th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
U.S. media are buzzing with speculation that Donald Trump once again could be thinking outside the box as he seeks a reform-minded nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, which recently extended its authority over...

Totally Wicked told sponsorship is legal, despite crossing borders

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th December 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
St Helens rugby league club is to rename its ground the Totally Wicked Stadium in a sponsorship deal which also includes shirt advertising - and could run foul of the European TPD ban on cross-border e-cig sponsorship....

Chinese authorities continue to duck challenge of e-cig regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Chinese e-cig regulation has been delayed due to agencies passing the buck, researchers say. Future regulation may shade more towards pharmaceutical or tobacco controls, with significant implications for the tiny domestic industry either way....

France reduces TPD notification fees and relaxes calendar 

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 17th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
Europe
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in...

FDA extends registration deadline for some firms by six months

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a last-minute extension to some manufacturers of vapour products, allowing them an extra six months to register their companies and products as required by the deeming...

FDA rejects snus as modified risk – but could reconsider some aspects

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
North America
Norway
Sweden
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Swedish Match has at last obtained some answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its attempt to have snus products classified as modified risk – and they mix outright rejections with some very mild...

Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

Written by Jim Myers || 9th December 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people has drawn both criticism and praise. Representatives of the industry claimed the report ignored the benefits e-cigarettes can provide to those trying to avoid...