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.

The TPD: access all our latest news, reports and trackers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 31st August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016. Older articles dating to the start of the year can be...

TPD infringement proceedings initiated against 19 member states

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Austria
Belgium
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Poland
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The EU has begun infringement proceedings against the majority of its member states for either tardy or poor transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into national regulations....

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a judge to throw out the consolidated case against its deeming regulations, arguing that the new rules for e-cigarettes were arrived at reasonably and that requiring them is within...

E-cig supporters file amicus briefs in deeming regulations case

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A series of three amicus briefs have been submitted to an ongoing case against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming regulations on e-cigarettes. These briefs – documents of unsolicited information submitted to the court by third...

Health and safety authorities advocate for e-cigs at home

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

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
New advice from UK authorities advises consumers to switch from conventional smoking to vaping at home because of the reduced risk in fire as well as the health benefits for bystanders - particularly children....

New Netherlands study reviews danger from exhaled vapour

Written by Marc Beishon || 2nd August 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
World
Health
Regulatory briefing
A recent study and review by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has brought to the fore questions regarding e-cigarette vapour testing methods and the possible health risks of passive vaping. The...

Making a myth: teens, e-cigs, science and the media

Written by Marc Beishon || 25th July 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
A new U.S. study claiming to show a link between youth e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking has not only been criticised by many scientists working in the field, but also demonstrates how misconceptions and misinformation on the topic...

Child-proofing required immediately in the U.S.

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th July 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Countless bottles of e-liquid stocked by U.S. vape stores will unexpectedly become illegal tomorrow, following a U.S. federal agency’s last-minute decision to reinterpret the rules on...

No summer break for FDA’s lawyers as deeming cases mount up

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th July 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this summer faces a welter of lawsuits against its deeming regulations, all of which have some features in common but also employ slightly different strategies in attacking the new rules for...

Brexit: call for UK to reverse ban on e-cig advertising

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st July 2016 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
The Advertising Association in the UK has called for bans on e-cigarette advertising in various media to be lifted, while the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found no problem with an advertisement in the recent “Just you and Blu”...

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive...

EU study finds “highest rate of smoking cessation ever”

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Greece
Health
Regulatory briefing
However badly Britain’s skeptical Brexiters may feel the European Union has failed them, it appears to have delivered a big new prize to advocates of vaping: new research showing that 6.1m Europeans have given up smoking with the...

Framework Convention “ignores its own harm reduction principles”

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Europe
India
Indonesia
North America
Philippines
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been accused of ignoring its own founding document in taking a stance against e-cigarettes, as well as neglecting the governance principles of its ultimate parent the...

UK and U.S. studies report opposite findings on gateway effect

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
Two new studies have reached profoundly different conclusions on the relationship between e-cig usage by young people and their take-up up of conventional tobacco – differences that may be partially explained by one coming from the U.S. and...

UK vapers tempted by Brexit, but devil lurks in details

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
As Britain’s debate on whether to leave the European Union reaches fever pitch in anticipation of Thursday’s referendum, vapers and e-cigarette advocates are as divided as the split...

Third Indian state bans e-cigs, citing youth addiction

Written by Barnaby Page || 21st June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Health
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Indian state of Karnataka has become the third to ban e-cigarettes. It follows Maharahstra and Punjab in what appears likely to become a subcontinental trend, as India’s tobacco control tightens and grave concerns about the health risks...

West Virginia politician is latest to contest deeming rule in court

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

North America
United States
West Virginia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing another legal challenge to its new deeming regulation on e-cigarettes. Filed in the Southern District of West Virginia on 10th June, the action was taken by Larry W. Faircloth,...

E-liquid poisoning: facts, figures and fatalities in Europe and the U.S.

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th June 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Stories about the poisonous threat of e-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines in recent years, particularly cases affecting young children, and the most serious incidents have involved fatalities. We take a look at the facts and...