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.

With Trump in the White House, is Cole-Bishop necessary?

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
While many in the U.S. e-cigarette world hope that the Cole-Bishop proposal to change the FDA’s grandfathering date could be the industry’s salvation, at least one commentator believes it should be abandoned in the light of Donald Trump’s...

Notifications accelerate as TPD deadline approaches fast

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

Belgium
Croatia
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Greece
Hungary
Netherlands
Romania
Scandinavia
Slovenia
Sweden
United Kingdom
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Regulatory authorities across Europe are experiencing a rush of notifications as the TPD November 20th 2016 deadline...

WHO continues focusing on risk, suggests stringent regulation

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

World
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
The World Health Organization has recommended wide-ranging restrictions on the sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes, even suggesting countries should consider a total ban – and immediately come under fire for doing...

UK local governments force e-cig users to vape in smoking areas

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Local councils in the UK are flouting government advice by forcing e-cigarette users to vape in designated smoking areas. A request under Freedom of Information law found 87% of councils make no distinction between vaping and...

Russian State Duma close to passing new tax on e-cigarettes

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the country’s component states to deal with e-cigarettes as the federal administration remains undecided on how to handle the matter....

WHO criticised for closed-door talks as COP7 gets underway

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Amid protests from local farmers, the seventh session of the Conference of Parties is underway in New Delhi with a focus on the illegal tobacco trade and Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - which the WHO has been...

WHO comes under fire for “naive” report on possible harms

Written by Marc Beishon || 7th November 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
A negative report on e-cigarettes presented by the World Health Organization to the seventh session of the tobacco control conference in New Delhi has been scathingly criticised by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, which accuses...

“Dark Web” warning as Europe gets wires crossed on cross-border sales

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

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Proposed new rules intended to ease cross-border trade within the European Union threaten to create a catch-22 situation for e-cigarette retailers. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) allows EU member states to ban cross-border sales, the EU...

Infographic: U.S. state legislatures focus on key e-cigarette issues

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

North America
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
State legislatures in the U.S. continue to have numerous e-cigarette-related bills placed before them. Totting up the topics of those proposed laws reveals that some issues remain major concerns at state level, while others seemingly don’t trouble...

UK advertising code could allow e-cig brands to make health claims

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th October 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
A new UK government body consultation will look at possibilities for new rules on e-cigarette advertising in the UK including whether limited health claims should be permitted for non-medically licensed e-cigs....

Cole amendment misses deadline, but its backers won’t give up yet

Written by Jim Myers || 4th October 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Legislative language that would have changed the so-called grandfathering date on e-cigarettes set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not make it into a must-pass bill to keep the federal government open beyond the end...

Chances of grandfathering date change appear to lessen

Written by Jim Myers || 23rd September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A bid to change the grandfathering date of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations may not make it into the appropriations bill that faces an imminent deadline in...

Nicopure rebuts FDA criticisms of its legal arguments

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Nicopure has filed a reply to arguments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that judges should drop a court challenge against the agency's regulations for e-cigarettes....

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Nearly all smokers would be better off moving to lower-risk alternatives than giving up nicotine completely; taxing e-cigs has no rational justification; society should be prepared for more non-smokers to take up vaping; and tobacco control is often...

U.S. policy wrong on vaping and nicotine, says study

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd September 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Michigan
North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A new study shows that youth e-cig users in the U.S. vape for flavours and not nicotine. The result has serious implications for future policy making decisions and justifications....