Regulatory briefing

US states place e-cigarette taxes among budget proposals

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Massachusetts
Montana
North America
Rhode Island
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
State budget proposals for the 2020 fiscal year that would apply new taxes to e-cigarette products are under consideration in a number of US states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Montana ...

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml. As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of...

Governor Cuomo announces plans to curb vaping in New York State

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 24th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently announced part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. As a statement of intent, Governor Cuomo then presented his $152.3 billion state budget for...

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Austria
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying...

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th January 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes. The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just...

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

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

Asia
Canada
Europe
North America
United States
World
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Asia
India
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Companies
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
Italy
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

California
Maryland
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
Netherlands
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
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 ...