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.

“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....

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....