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2018, a year of attempts to bring clarity to e-cig and HnB regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Regulation, regulation, regulation was the theme of 2018. ECigIntelligence brings you its round-up of the developments that marked the old year and may shape the direction of those to come in the world of vaping and HnB ...

India aims to ramp up Information Technology Act to block e-cig promotion

Written by Marija Obradovic || 27th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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India
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New changes to the Information Technology Act aim to block any information on the internet promoting e-cigarettes to residents of India. This week, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) proposed an amendment to the Draft of the...

Industry and stakeholders react to US Surgeon General’s advisory

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Tuesday’s advisory on e-cigarettes from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams sparked a response from relevant actors for the industry that fell along the usual lines; industry members indicated displeasure with the advisory, while some tobacco control groups and...

Latest survey figures fill in some of the gaps on US teen vaping

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Fresh data on teen vaping in the US broadly supports the numbers on which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has based recent policy, but also casts doubt on some of the details ...

Italy reduces e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tax burden by up to 80%

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 14th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Italy has passed the much anticipated law reducing tax on e-liquids and halving duties on heated tobacco. The decree cuts the duty on nicotine-containing liquids from 50% to 10% of the tax on conventional cigarettes ...

Californian senators aim to get ahead of the FDA with flavours ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 12th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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California legislators are aiming to ban flavoured e-liquids and tobacco, singling out “fruit, chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, cocoa, dessert, alcoholic beverage, menthol, mint, wintergreen, herb or spice” flavours ...

Good science supports e-cig flavours, claims industry association

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 11th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is committed to science-based regulation, one industry association is using the existing science on flavours to fight against the agency’s policy plans ...

New Zealand minister puts forward plan for e-cigarette regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 10th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
New Zealand
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The minister charged with drawing up proposed regulation of e-cigarettes in New Zealand has done so, based on the stated belief that vaping and smokeless tobacco are “highly likely to be much less harmful than smoking” ...

Italian decree, Dutch agreement, and other European news

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Details of legal changes, proposals and notices in 19 countries and at EU level were among 73 stories published last month by ECigIntelligence to subscribers through our daily European Live Alerts ...

What will Brexit really mean for the UK e-cigarette industry?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The British government last week presented the 585-page draft withdrawal agreement which lays out how it intends the UK to leave the European Union. So what does it all mean for the e-cigarette industry ...

CDC: high school vaping up by 78% in a year, flavours used more widely

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 16th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released long-anticipated new figures from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), showing a sharp year-on-year increase in the number of high school and middle school students who vape...

Dutch health minister Blokhuis plans crackdown on e-cigs and HnB

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Dutch health secretary Paul Blokhuis is to reveal this month a proposed new set of regulations on heated tobacco and e-cigarettes, part of the National Prevention Agreement on smoking, obesity and alcohol ...

Florida passes the bundle, Montana and South Dakota reject taxes

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Florida’s amendment which controversially bundled an offshore drilling ban with an indoor vaping ban was passed by voters on midterm election day with around 68% approval. But in Montana and South Dakota tax plans were rejected ...

Strict regulation can aid development, says harm reduction expert

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Tight regulation doesn’t necessarily hamper product development, and stricter requirements could even help, according to the technical director of British tobacco harm reduction specialist Kind Consumer ...

Government survey finds one in five young Germans has tried vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The number of people vaping in Germany is rising, with those aged between 16 and 29 particularly drawn to e-cigarettes, according to the federal government’s latest drug and addiction report ...

San Fran ban inspires California trend against flavoured e-liquids

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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After passing a public vote this summer, the San Francisco ban on e-liquid flavours has had a wildfire-like effect in California. The various bans affect all flavours except tobacco-flavoured e-liquids ...

E-cig regulation issues are ‘not black and white’, says FDA’s Zeller

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, gave a keynote address at an e-cigarette conference at New York University’s School of Law on Friday. The long-time tobacco hawk struck a surprisingly...