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.

UK’s detailed TPD plans suggest light-touch approach

Written by Barnaby Page || 8th January 2016 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The shape of future e-cigarette regulation in the UK became clearer today with the release of the government’s response to one major public consultation, and the launch of another on the issue of...

Malaysian Islamic council forbids use of e-cigs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Malaysia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Malaysia's fatwa council has decided to ban e-cigarettes - potentially leading to a much harsher treatment of the products by state regulators....

E-liquid marketing “uses candy and cereal brands misleadingly”

Written by Jim Myers || 24th December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Nine Democratic senators in the U.S. have urged a federal agency to investigate e-liquid sellers for deceptively advertising their products using recognisable brand names of candy, breakfast cereals and other foods and...

European court’s legal adviser rejects challenges to TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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One of the European Union’s most senior legal officers has upheld the validity of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), calling its requirements on e-cig manufacturers “relatively moderate” and “not...

France, Germany move forward on TPD transposition

Written by Barnaby Page || 20th December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
France’s National Assembly has approved legislation that will enable the government to transpose the TPD by decree, and Germany has also published drafts of its proposed TPD...

Italian tax regime heads to highest court for review…again

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An Italian regional court has reaffirmed its suspension of the country’s tax on zero-nicotine e-liquid, and referred the entire question of Italy’s e-cig taxes to the national Constitutional...

Welsh government U-turns on proposed public vaping ban

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Welsh Labour party has backed down on a proposal to enact a wide-ranging ban on vaping in public spaces. However, it would still like to see some areas marked as off-limits to vapers....

Updated infographic: the TPD and European e-cigarette regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 3rd December 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Austria
Belgium
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Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
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France
Germany
Greece
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Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
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This new infographic from ECigIntelligence examines the state of e-cigarette regulation and transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) throughout the European...

Flavour important for under-age U.S. vapers

Written by Jon Bruford || 29th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
World
Health
Regulatory briefing
Most underage vapers in America prefer the taste of mint, clove, fruit, chocolate, or alcohol to plain nicotine juice. More than 80 per cent of the 1,450 teenage respondents who had experimented with e-cigs said that their first...

Dual users experience significantly lower CO levels

Written by Marc Beishon || 29th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

World
Health
Regulatory briefing
It sounds like common sense: if people smoke fewer conventional cigarettes because they are using e-cigs as well, you would expect them to be exposed to fewer harmful substances. And that’s what a study has found after examining...

Califf survives Senate hearing on FDA job, seemingly unscathed

Written by Jim Myers || 22nd November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Robert Califf, president Barack Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has expressed his support for the agency’s approach to reviewing innovative tobacco products such as...

UK authorities, industry bewildered by age restrictions

Written by Freddie Dawson || 17th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
New age restrictions for e-cigarette products have created some confusion over enforcement and best practice for UK retailers, both online and offline....

British public health expert criticises “misleading journalism”

Written by Freddie Dawson || 13th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Professor Linda Bauld, an expert in public health policy, has criticised a number of articles reporting on evidence she gave to the devolved governments of Scotland saying they completely misrepresent her position....

Q&A: what happens next with the deeming regulations?

Written by || 6th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Introduction • Why is the OIRA required to review the final deeming rule before publication? • How many regulatory actions does the OIRA review at any given time? • When is the deadline for the OIRA to complete...

More kids smoke when access to e-cigs is restricted, study suggests

Written by Barnaby Page || 5th November 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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The first convincing evidence of a causal link between under-age vaping and tobacco use has delivered a shock to those who favour banning sales to minors: e-cigarettes may actually reduce teen...

“Leaked deeming regulations” raise questions, offer few answers

Written by Jim Myers || 29th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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An e-cigarette industry association this week claimed to be in possession of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s forthcoming deeming regulations, but the provenance and authenticity of the brief excerpts that it published remain...

Washington state prosecutes e-cig firms over “organic” claims

Written by Freddie Dawson || 29th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The state of Washington has brought charges against e-cigarette firms for wrongly claiming organic status on their products. This move is part of a wider trend by state attorneys general to crack down on marketing of e-cigarette products...

CDC says one in eight Americans has tried vaping

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
One in eight adult Americans has tried an e-cigarette, according to the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though only 3.7% are still using...

Mexico’s retail ban stands despite supreme court ruling

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Mexico
North America
South America
United Arab Emirates
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Selling e-cigarettes without a medical licence is still not legal in Mexico, despite a supreme court ruling in favour of one...

Video: municipal e-cig taxation in the United States

Written by || 27th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Why are local governments in the U.S. approving new taxes on e-cigarettes? ECigIntelligence’s regulatory analyst Carly Souther uncovers the reasons, identifies the trendsetters and discusses the outlook for municipal taxation of the vaping industry in our exclusive video...

U.S. e-cig firms warned to avoid rash claims about products

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
All aspects of an e-cigarette business could come under fire as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looks for novel ways to curtail unsubstantiated claims....

Deeming regulations reach their final hurdle: the White House

Written by || 21st October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Federal control has come a step closer for the U.S. e-cigarette market this week, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sending its proposed deeming regulations to the White House office responsible for their final...

Opinion: why zoning is the next big threat to America’s vape stores

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
New York
North America
Oregon
United States
Utah
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The gravest threat to the U.S. vapour industry comes from local government. While state-level attempts to regulate the industry have been largely unsuccessful, hundreds of local laws have come into...

Italy opts for minimal regulation in draft TPD law

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th October 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The e-cigarette industry in Italy appears likely to receive gentle regulatory treatment from the government’s forthcoming implementation of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (EU...