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Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in...

BSI draft standard covers manufacture, testing, labels

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a draft of its specification for the manufacture, testing and labelling of e-cigarettes, one of the first proposed comprehensive standards for vapour products in the...

Could Republicans’ triumph mean a gentler ride for e-cigs?

Written by Jim Myers || 6th November 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned...

Prevalence of tobacco smoking isn’t declining everywhere

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent...

Vaping and tobacco smoking both rise among Poland’s youth

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th October 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarette use has tripled amongst Polish teenagers, according to a new study from the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in the United States and Poland’s Medical University of...

Thanks to tanks, U.S. e-cig sales are even higher than believed

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. e-cigarette market is worth more than previously estimated, thanks in part to increased growth in sales of refillable tank systems, according to new research from...

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need...

Public health leaders debating e-cigs behind closed doors

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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As the world’s nations sit down at the Moscow World Trade Centre this afternoon to debate e-cigarette regulation, relations between the public health community and vaping activists appear likely to grow even...

NGOs say WHO should prioritise further study, not regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th October 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating...

France plans public vaping ban, but goes harder on tobacco

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising...

Missouri finally decides: e-cigs are different from tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. state of Missouri is to legally distinguish between e-cigarettes and tobacco products, following disagreement among law-makers which saw legislation passed, then vetoed, and finally...

UK pharma regulator approves cigarette-like vapour device

Written by Barnaby Page || 12th September 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Britain’s medicines regulator has issued a product licence for the nicotine inhaler Voke, which will be sold by British American Tobacco’s subsidiary Nicoventures and looks likely to be the closest pharmaceutically-approved competitor to the...

As WHO tobacco meeting nears, e-cigs’ supporters strike back

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Leading European public health figures have this week spoken out against reports to the World Health Organization (WHO) which seem likely to push the international body toward recommending strict regulation of...

Mixing nicotine and cocaine: what the Kandels really said

Written by Barnaby Page || 4th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Two eminent American scientists have drawn the ire of e-cigarette advocates for suggesting that the products could be a gateway to illicit drugs, with the nicotine in e-liquid enhancing the effect of...

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th August 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on...

Drop in smokers seeking help: does it mean more use of e-cigs?

Written by Barnaby Page || 21st August 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Anti-smoking campaigners in the UK believe the use of e-cigarettes as unofficial cessation aids has contributed to a sharp drop in the number of people joining quit-smoking programmes, although nearly all successful participants in those schemes are still...

North Carolina allows prison inmates to buy e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th August 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Prison inmates in North Carolina are to be allowed e-cigarettes, following an unusual law-making decision which implicitly gives official recognition to the products as substitutes for tobacco...

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th August 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting...

More study needed on complex nicotine-cancer relationship

Written by Marc Beishon || 7th August 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Laypeople reading a new opinion paper in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer may be alarmed, but it is important to note that although nicotine can contribute to cancer, on its own the current evidence does not support a...

No basis for tobacco-style rules, says review of e-cig science

Written by Barnaby Page || 3rd August 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A new review of medical and public health research on e-cigarettes concludes that tobacco-style regulation is unjustifiably strict, but also suggests that further research is needed on health effects and the relationship of e-cigs to...

Suicide attempt may heighten debate on e-liquid safety

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd August 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A German man’s attempt to kill himself by ingesting e-liquid could add to the clamour for regulating the availability, concentration, and packaging of nicotine-containing fluid on safety...