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.

US FDA suspends all vape store inspections for at least a month

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
COVID-19
FDA
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Administration (FDA) has decided to issue “a partial stop work order” for the external companies that are carrying out product compliance checks and vape store inspections ...

Geneva faces referendum on e-cig ads ban and public vaping restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Romandy Association of Vape Professionals (Association Romande des Professionnels de la Vape, ARPV) has officially requested a referendum in the Geneva canton challenging a new law on tobacco and related products, including e-cigs ...

Canadian provinces get tough, with 20% vape tax and sale restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
North America
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
Two more Canadian provinces are slapping a 20% tax on vaping products to reduce youth vaping, while authorities in Ontario have announced new sale restrictions and called for a national vape tax ...

Maryland first US state to ban disposable flavoured e-cigs

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Maryland
North America
United States
Flavours
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
In a regulatory decision not yet seen in other states, Maryland is to become the first state to ban the sale of disposable flavoured e-cigarette devices ...

Rising ‘sin tax’ delivers fresh blow to struggling Philippines e-cig trade

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Philippines
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to increase annually the “sin” taxes on e-cigarettes, vapour products, and alcoholic drinks in the Philippines goes on. The Republic Act 11467, signed by Duterte on 22nd January, combines House Bill 1026 and Senate...

US state legislatures sign up to join the assault on non-tobacco flavours

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th February 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Connecticut
Nebraska
North America
South Dakota
United States
Vermont
Washington
Flavours
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
State legislatures across the US have begun new sessions, with e-cigarettes high on the agenda and a number of proposed bills to prohibit the sale of most flavoured vaping products ...

Wisconsin governor Evers announces multi-point plan to cut youth vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th January 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Wisconsin
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wisconsin governor Tony Evers has announced that his administration will work to curb youth vaping in the state through various actions including bills to ban sales to minors and an e-cig ban in schools ...

FDA will remove most cartridge flavours from US market

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd January 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

United States
FDA
Flavours
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-liquid cartridges with flavours other than tobacco or menthol are to be excluded from the US market at the end of this month, the FDA says, while advertising and marketing will come under scrutiny...