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U.S. media on deeming regs: FDA tries hard, could do better

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a lukewarm welcome from the country’s mainstream media, with most editorialists backing the agency’s restrictions but suggesting it will have to go...

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and...

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new...

FDA’s leader promised action… and the audience just laughed

Written by Jim Myers || 25th April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drew laughter from a Washington, D.C. audience this week when she promised that the agency’s long-delayed deeming rules on e-cigarettes and other products were...

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco...

Deeming regs: FDA says they’ll benefit public and industry

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the overall probable impact of e-cigarettes on public health in formulating its new regulations released yesterday, according to the...

D.C. reaction: age rules praised, tolerance of flavours criticised

Written by Jim Myers || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Key Democratic members of Congress on Thursday eagerly welcomed the long-delayed proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the agency’s regulatory authority over the e-cigarette industry and other tobacco products, while Republican law-makers remained more...

Deeming regs: health warning must cover 30% of the pack

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco...

Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place...

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and...

FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Further pressure is being brought to bear on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the release of a report from 11 members of Congress arguing that regulation of e-cigarette companies is needed to stop...

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report...

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive...

EU politician criticises TPD as ‘hastily drafted and heavy-handed’

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A Member of the European Parliament involved in the drafting of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has criticised the finally adopted version, which the Parliament voted for in late February, as “hastily-drafted and...

Politician’s YouTube video extols freedom to vape

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A British right-wing political party received £36,000 ($60,000) in donations from an e-cigarette manufacturer before its leader appeared in a YouTube video apparently designed to influence European policy-making on...

Wisconsin law would affirm that e-cigs are not tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 15th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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A new proposal clarifying that use of e-cigarettes should be allowed indoors, and explicitly distinguishing it from tobacco smoking, has been approved by a senate committee in the Wisconsin state...

Attorneys general implore top U.S. retailers to drop tobacco, but not e-cigs

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

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The attorneys general of 28 U.S. states and territories have asked the country’s biggest pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products – but did not mention e-cigarettes in their...

Imperial Tobacco’s patent suit: killer blow, or vain hope?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 13th March 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Imperial Tobacco’s lawsuit in a California state court against alleged infringers of its patents on e-cigarette technology is a gamble without guaranteed success, but could still drag the sector into an intellectual-property war, according to...

Washington politicians push for curb on ‘youth targeting’ of e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Washington law-makers are striving to bring the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors under control across the U.S., with one group audaciously suggesting they should be included in the landmark agreement on cigarette control forged by the big tobacco...

European Parliament passes new tobacco directive, but questions remain

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

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The European Parliament voted today in favour of revising the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), bringing e-cigarettes under its control for the first time and raising the prospect of further wrangling across Europe as member states attempt to...

Does FDA’s first-ever ban on a tobacco product bode ill for e-cigs?

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products last week issued its first ban on tobacco products, which were added to its remit by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of...

Utah county rules anticipate statewide regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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One county in Utah has imposed new regulations on e-cigarettes in advance of legislation expected from the state...

Ohio ponders tobacco/nicotine distinction

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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An apparently uncontroversial vote in Ohio on under-age access to e-cigarettes highlights one of the thornier problems facing law-makers and regulators dealing with the new industry....

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and...

Hawaii law-makers churning out proposals for new e-cig rules

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Legislators in Hawaii are wading through a deluge of proposed measures on e-cigarettes and tobacco products, including a ban on the use of e-cigs in public places and a requirement for retailers selling them to obtain a...

Indian ministry applies tobacco marketing rules to e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 12th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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An Indian government ministry is interpreting a ban on tobacco advertising as extending to e-cigarettes too, raising further questions over how one of the world’s biggest markets will regulate the...