Regulatory briefing

More study needed on complex nicotine-cancer relationship

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

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
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 |

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

Denmark
Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
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...

E-liquids: are they as dangerous as European regulators think?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 29th July 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Could handling e-liquid really be as safe as doing the dishes? European regulations on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) have been wrongly categorising nicotine as extremely toxic when it should be considered the equivalent of washing-up liquid, a new...

While FDA muses, U.S. states move ahead with regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th July 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
Michigan
Missouri
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
While U.S. federal regulation of e-cigarettes creeps through a lengthy consultation and review stage, individual states and lower levels of government are trying to fill the legal...

City’s health director weighs in on Canadian e-cig confusion

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

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The director of public health for Canada’s second-largest city has called for national regulation specifically covering e-cigarettes, which would clarify the country’s confusing mixture of proclaimed prohibition and actual...

Pressure still mounting on FDA over child safety requirements

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An influential member of the U.S. Congress has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate child-proofing for e-liquid containers, as the wrangling over whether e-cigarettes pose a threat to young people rumbles...

Swedish pharma regulator granted control over e-cigs

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

Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A Swedish court has upheld attempts by the country’s medical products regulator to treat nicotine-containing e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, meaning that they must go through a licensing process and cannot be sold in outlets such as groceries and convenience...

Crowd-funded appeal against ban on “lookalike” e-cigs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 11th July 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An Australian e-cigarette retailer is attempting to crowd-fund an appeal after a court ruled that the e-cigarettes the company sold resembled conventional cigarettes – violating Australia’s Tobacco Products Control Act of...

Many UK pharmacists will sell e-cigs to kids, survey finds

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th July 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Almost three out of four independent UK pharmacies failed to stop under-age consumers attempting to purchase an e-cigarette, according to a new investigation from two UK governmental bodies, Public Health England and the Trading Standards Institute...

Poison risk to kids prompts proposal for NY e-liquid ban

Written by Freddie Dawson || 3rd July 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Campaigners have accused two New York state senators of failing to see the wood for the trees after they introduced a bill that could prevent businesses from selling, offering to sell or giving away e-liquids....

FDA, WHO petitioners advised to focus on public health

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

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
United States
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed e-cigarette regulations should focus on public health and skip business issues, an industry organisation has...

E-cig opponents accused of “moving the goalposts”

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

Europe
Poland
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Whether e-cigarettes could increase consumption of conventional tobacco is "the only thing that matters" about them from a public health perspective, a prominent British academic said...

FDA’s deeming regulations face many grounds for challenge

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

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The proposed e-cigarette regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could face legal challenges on at least five separate grounds if they are enacted without change, a new analysis from ECigIntelligence...

Call for swift action on child safety, but FDA faces delays

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th June 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Ten U.S. public health organisations have today asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly on child-proofing of e-liquid containers, and extend its proposed e-cigarette regulations to cover flavourings and...

WHO told to remember links with tobacco, make tough policy

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

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
South America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Battle lines are drawing up around the World Health Organization (WHO) as it prepares to formulate policy on e-cigarettes which will powerfully influence most countries’ domestic...

American doctors’ association presses FDA to curb flavours

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict e-cigarette flavours and set standards for the child-proofing of...

Thai e-cig ban considered as illegal market grows

Written by Barnaby Page || 9th June 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
Thailand is seeking to formally regulate e-cigarettes, with some calling for a complete prohibition, amid concerns that existing tobacco legislation is inadequate for the purpose and that an illegal market is...

European elections threaten political quagmire for TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
The process of drawing up detailed rules on e-cigarettes to implement the new European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could become mired in political disagreements, following a European Parliament election which has fragmented power in...

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off...

E-cigs vs NRT: the real findings behind the media headlines

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Robust evidence for e-cigarettes’ effectiveness as aids to smoking cessation effectiveness has until now been sparse. But that may have changed, if the conclusions of a large study published in the journal Addiction prove to be correct in...

E-cig vapour may increase risk of infection, scientists suggest

Written by Marc Beishon || 23rd May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette vapour could increase the virulence of MRSA, the potentially deadly infection that most often takes hold in healthcare settings, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society’s international...

Warning: e-cigarette patent litigation isn’t going away

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
Spain
United States
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
A nasty surprise could await those who believe that Fontem’s patent litigation against an assortment of e-cigarette makers will be rendered irrelevant by the U.S. market moving to open-tank system designs, not covered by the patents...

FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

Written by Jim Myers || 18th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday,...

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

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

EU
Europe
France
North America
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Virginia
Companies
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about...

Illinois to make child-proofing mandatory for e-liquid bottles?

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

Illinois
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. state of Illinois is considering making child locks for bottles of e-liquid mandatory, a move which would give the state stricter rules than those planned by the federal Food and Drug Administration...

Obama’s choice for health job is pushed for view on flavours

Written by Jim Myers || 9th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate...