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Developing nations advised to adopt pharma model

Written by Barnaby Page || 21st August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
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China
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Governments of poorer countries need to regulate e-cigarettes just as much as their wealthier counterparts, and ought to opt for a pharmaceutical model – but they may find it difficult, according to a new paper by two U.S....

E-cigs are positive for public health, says UK government body

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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Public Health England has voiced its support for e-cigarettes backed by newly commissioned research into their potential impact on consumer health and use in harm reduction as well as smoking cessation....

Uganda bans e-cigarettes in tough new tobacco law

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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The east African nation of Uganda appears to have become one of the small handful that ban e-cigarettes altogether, rolling a blanket prohibition into a stiff new tobacco control...

Family, friends influence teens’ adoption of e-cigarettes

Written by Freddie Dawson || 17th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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New studies attempting to determine causes of youth e-cigarette use have found some correlation with factors such as vaping or smoking by other household members, peer pressure, economic deprivation and...

British health charity calls for promotion of e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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A prominent British public-health charity has thrown its weight behind vaping, saying that the public needs educating on e-cigarettes’ health benefits compared with...

Spain to transpose TPD without full public vaping ban

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Spain
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Spain appears to have abandoned plans to impose a blanket ban on indoor vaping, omitting the measure from its draft legislation to implement the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD) in national...

E-cigarette makers challenge Indiana’s manufacturing rules

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Four e-cigarette firms have filed a lawsuit challenging strict manufacturing regulations that are proposed for e-cigarettes in the state of Indiana – and their success or failure could have repercussions across the...

News in review: what the big stories mean for e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Our review of the top e-cigarette regulatory stories recently in the...

Malaysia to regulate e-cigs; gentle regime probable

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Malaysia
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Malaysia is expected to unveil proposals for regulating e-cigarettes in the next couple months. It is thought that the country will encourage its growing e-cigarette industry, and not impose a ban like some of its southeast Asian neighbours....

Nicotine delivery: how much is too much?

Written by Marc Beishon || 5th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Middle East
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Researchers in the U.S. have developed a model for predicting the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes, which they say could gauge the expected yield of a device before it is even...

Leno’s Californian vaping bill comes back to life

Written by Barnaby Page || 4th August 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

California
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Californian senator Mark Leno’s e-cigarette bill is back, despite seeming to have died last month after a legislative committee tore out some of its most significant...

Poland planning stiff e-cig restrictions

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Poland
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Poland has unexpectedly proposed some stiffer measures for e-cigarette regulation than originally imagined. New proposals are looking to bring in public use as well as advertising restrictions along with the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)....

New Jersey officials fine vapers for vaping at vape expo

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

New Jersey
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Organisers and visitors at a New Jersey e-cigarette expo face fines totalling $50,000 for vaping indoors, following the event management’s apparent misunderstanding of the state’s laws on e-cig use in public...

Germany tackles under-age sales; still quiet on TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
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Germany, one of the last major European nations to leave under-age purchase of e-cigarettes unregulated, has acted to fill that gap with the introduction of draft...

ECigIntelligence Platinum: the complete industry resource

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th July 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence next month launches ECigIntelligence Platinum, the most comprehensive package of regulatory and business information available for the e-cigarette market anywhere in the...

Infographic: how regulation affects vaping prevalence

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping...

Leno bill dies in California; grandfathering change survives

Written by Jim Myers || 10th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

California
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There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s...

Few Americans comprehend relative risks of nicotine products

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Only about one in 30 Americans fully understand the relative health risks of different nicotine products, according to a new...

Local decision-making drives regulation in Illinois

Written by Freddie Dawson || 8th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
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United States
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A new ECigIntelligence report available for purchase now highlights the growing complexity of e-cigarette law in Illinois, and forms part of a larger series examining the development of regulation in different...

FDA bows to pressure on child-proofing and warning labels

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering new rules that could require manufacturers of e-liquids and other products to child-proof their packaging and affix warnings about nicotine...

Congress opens new attack on FDA grandfathering date

Written by Jim Myers || 30th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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A crucial appropriations bill in the U.S. Congress is being used to launch a pre-emptive strike against the grandfather date for e-cigarette products proposed by the...

World aviation body advises ban on e-cigs in checked baggage

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
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E-cigs will soon be prohibited from being carried inside checked-in baggage destined for the cargo hold of airplanes, as a UN agency modifies guidance to include the devices on the dangerous goods list....

Senator wants U.S. to monitor imports of e-cig products

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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A senior member of the U.S. Senate has asked the government to start tracking imports of e-cigarette products, saying that the high proportion manufactured overseas has “revenue, public health and economic...

Welsh and Scottish bills presage a patchwork of UK regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Wales is likely to become the first part of the United Kingdom to prohibit vaping in workplaces and enclosed public spaces, while milder regulation has been tabled before Scotland’s...

E-cigarette tax hampers Portuguese market growth

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Portugal
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Portugal’s taxation policy on e-cigarettes has kept the market relatively small – and its full impact has not yet been felt by vapers or companies in the sector, according to research from...

Risky formaldehyde levels “won’t occur in normal use”

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Greece
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E-cigarette users are unlikely to expose themselves to the dangerous amounts of formaldehyde that the devices can theoretically produce, because these are generated only at high levels of heat that bring about a repellent taste, says new research...

Italian court rejects linkage of e-cig taxation with tobacco

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
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An Italian court has ruled that e-cigarette products cannot be taxed as if they were tobacco products, because tobacco’s harmful effects are not obvious in them. And a further case covering a newer tax could...

Formaldehyde scientists defend their work, promise follow-up

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
Oregon
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The academics behind a controversial study of formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes have said that they are not opposed to the products, but are still prepared to defend their work despite criticism that it created unrealistic fears over e-cig...

Scottish health bill will require registration of e-cig retailers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
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Scotland
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The Scottish government plans to add a registration process for e-cigarette sellers, as well as a formal ban on sales to under-18s, to its health bill due to be introduced later this...

Rising level of local regulation worries U.S. vape retailers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Vape shops in the U.S. are growing concerned about increasing e-cigarette regulation at state and municipal...