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.

Almost half of member states are late with TPD transposition

Written by Barnaby Page || 20th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Denmark
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Ireland
Poland
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
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Nearly half of EU member states look likely to miss today’s deadline for fully transposing the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into local...

British e-cig industry reluctantly, resentfully ready for TPD

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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UK e-cig firms feel as prepared as they can be for the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but many would still have liked to see it overturned by the European Court of Justice in the...

The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD): essential facts

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
Essential facts about the new EU Tobacco Products Directive and its rules for e-cigarettes, which come into practical effect on 20th May...

Democrats welcome FDA regulations, and ask for more

Written by Jim Myers || 12th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Members of the U.S. Congress, mostly Democrats, continue to welcome the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule extending its authority over tobacco to e-cigarettes and other...

Some are sanguine, but PMTA fine print causes concern

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Some larger independent e-cigarette companies support the new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite the debate over them being widely portrayed as an argument between Big Tobacco and health organisations on one side versus...

PMTAs can use many kinds of scientific support, FDA says

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Regulation and Legislation
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes most e-cigarette manufacturers will need to conduct fresh scientific research in order to obtain authorisation for their products under the newly-published deeming regulations – but not necessarily full-blown clinical...

Labelling is focus of conflict between federal and local law

Written by || 9th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The new deeming regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will limit the regulatory authority of states and localities in a wide range of areas, with e-cigarette labelling proving to be one of the most...

Deeming regulations: no more store-branded e-liquids?

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
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The era of vape stores producing their own e-liquids is likely to come to an end after the introduction of the deeming regulations in the U.S., the agency responsible for them predicts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

The deeming regulations and the TPD: restrictive in different ways

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
While the U.S. deeming regulations and the EU’s TPD will come into effect almost simultaneously this summer, bringing some regulatory consistency and clarity to the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, their approaches could hardly be more...

Washington reaction: “mystery chemicals” and “over-reach”

Written by Jim Myers || 6th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Several members of Congress welcomed what they view as a long-overdue rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes, but the initial responses also provided another opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to show how...

Deeming regulations: mixed views from industry, health experts

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
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Initial industry reaction broke down largely along expected lines - with many of the usual faces popping in with early assessments. Further reaction is expected as more people get to grips with the massive U.S. Food and Drug...

FDA faced hard decisions, criticism in crafting regulations

Written by Barnaby Page || 5th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Striving for science-based policy-making in the deeming regulations, the FDA faced a tough task in attempting to corral the rapidly-developing and often contradictory data on e-cigarettes at the same time as it was dealing with pleas and criticisms...

Deeming regulations published – the key points

Written by Barnaby Page || 5th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published its long-awaited deeming rule that bring e-cigarettes under federal regulation for the first...

European court upholds TPD, dismisses all arguments

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th May 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Companies
Policy and Politics
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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled against the British e-cigarette company Totally Wicked in its quest to overturn article 20 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive...

CDC’s numbers reignite debate on youth vaping in the U.S.

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
New numbers on U.S. youth tobacco use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have caused consternation on both sides of the e-cigarette debate, focused on whether growing numbers of young vapers represent an achievement or...

Congressional committee votes to move U.S. grandfather date

Written by Jim Myers || 20th April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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The U.S. e-cigarette industry is this week one step closer to avoiding the expensive process currently proposed for federal approval of existing products, following a Congressional committee...

Harm reduction vs precaution: why the debate is key to e-cig policy

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Harm reduction vs the precautionary principle is an issue which has split public-health experts since the HIV epidemic of the 1980s, and still underlies debates over e-cigarette regulation such as the EU Tobacco Products Directive...

New UK trade association looks beyond TPD struggles

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

England
EU
Europe
North America
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
United States
Wales
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
A new UK trade association says it will represent e-cigarette companies without influence by pharmaceutical or tobacco...

E-cig science: do meta-analyses really matter?

Written by Marc Beishon || 5th April 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
Canada
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
In the past year or so, scientists have conducted several systematic reviews that aim to analyse research evidence in order to find whether e-cigs help people quit smoking. The issue addressed by studies like these (which can also...

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th March 2016 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by...

TPD compliance: ten priorities for e-cigarette companies

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

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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With only weeks to go before the measures of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) start to come into legal effect, ECigIntelligence’s European regulatory analysts have identified the major tasks facing e-cigarette...

Black markets flourish as Asian governments ponder regulation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Malaysia
Singapore
Vietnam
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette regulation is expected in the near future in both Malaysia and Hong Kong, while other southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam face continuing battles with illegal...

Australian legislators targeting zero-nicotine products

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Australia’s already stringent rules against e-cigarettes look set to get even tighter in some parts of the country, although there are tentative signs that the national regulatory framework could come under...

California set to treat e-cigs as tobacco, raise age to 21

Written by Barnaby Page || 11th March 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Hawaii
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes will likely soon become legally equal to combustible products in California, following the state legislature’s approval of a raft of tobacco measures which also raise the smoking – and vaping – age to...