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.

Poland planning stiff e-cig restrictions

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Poland has unexpectedly proposed some stiffer measures for e-cigarette regulation than originally imagined. New proposals are looking to bring in public use as well as advertising restrictions along with the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)....

New Jersey officials fine vapers for vaping at vape expo

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

New Jersey
North America
United States
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Organisers and visitors at a New Jersey e-cigarette expo face fines totalling $50,000 for vaping indoors, following the event management’s apparent misunderstanding of the state’s laws on e-cig use in public...

Germany tackles under-age sales; still quiet on TPD

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

EU
Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Germany, one of the last major European nations to leave under-age purchase of e-cigarettes unregulated, has acted to fill that gap with the introduction of draft...

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Written by Barnaby Page || 15th July 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
South America
United States
World
Companies
Health
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
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Infographic: how regulation affects vaping prevalence

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Europe
France
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping...

Leno bill dies in California; grandfathering change survives

Written by Jim Myers || 10th July 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s...

FDA bows to pressure on child-proofing and warning labels

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering new rules that could require manufacturers of e-liquids and other products to child-proof their packaging and affix warnings about nicotine...

Congress opens new attack on FDA grandfathering date

Written by Jim Myers || 30th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A crucial appropriations bill in the U.S. Congress is being used to launch a pre-emptive strike against the grandfather date for e-cigarette products proposed by the...

World aviation body advises ban on e-cigs in checked baggage

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigs will soon be prohibited from being carried inside checked-in baggage destined for the cargo hold of airplanes, as a UN agency modifies guidance to include the devices on the dangerous goods list....

Senator wants U.S. to monitor imports of e-cig products

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A senior member of the U.S. Senate has asked the government to start tracking imports of e-cigarette products, saying that the high proportion manufactured overseas has “revenue, public health and economic...

Welsh and Scottish bills presage a patchwork of UK regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wales is likely to become the first part of the United Kingdom to prohibit vaping in workplaces and enclosed public spaces, while milder regulation has been tabled before Scotland’s...

E-cigarette tax hampers Portuguese market growth

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st June 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Portugal’s taxation policy on e-cigarettes has kept the market relatively small – and its full impact has not yet been felt by vapers or companies in the sector, according to research from...

Risky formaldehyde levels “won’t occur in normal use”

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

Europe
Greece
North America
Oregon
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette users are unlikely to expose themselves to the dangerous amounts of formaldehyde that the devices can theoretically produce, because these are generated only at high levels of heat that bring about a repellent taste, says new research...

Italian court rejects linkage of e-cig taxation with tobacco

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
An Italian court has ruled that e-cigarette products cannot be taxed as if they were tobacco products, because tobacco’s harmful effects are not obvious in them. And a further case covering a newer tax could...

Formaldehyde scientists defend their work, promise follow-up

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
Oregon
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
The academics behind a controversial study of formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes have said that they are not opposed to the products, but are still prepared to defend their work despite criticism that it created unrealistic fears over e-cig...

Scottish health bill will require registration of e-cig retailers

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Scottish government plans to add a registration process for e-cigarette sellers, as well as a formal ban on sales to under-18s, to its health bill due to be introduced later this...

U.S. could set more recent date for grandfathering of e-cigs

Written by Jim Myers || 1st May 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress which could give e-cigarettes a much more recent “grandfathering” date when federal regulations are introduced, meaning that many established products would not be subject to the new...

Filipino legislators propose gentle restrictions on e-cigs

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

Asia
China
India
Philippines
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette regulation is back on the agenda in the Philippines with a proposal to add novel nicotine delivery products to the country’s relatively easy-going tobacco...

FDA struggling to complete deeming regulations by June?

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The much-anticipated “deeming regulations” giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over e-cigarettes should be ready by their June deadline – but could still be delayed, the agency’s head has...

FDA’s Zeller: youth figures don’t prove the gateway hypothesis

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

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Newly published data showing a dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among U.S. children does not answer the question of whether e-cigs are a gateway into tobacco smoking, a key Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said this...

U.S. teens vape more, smoke less: so is it good news or bad?

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

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
New data from the U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) is being used in support of two contrasting arguments, for and against e-cigarettes. But could both sides be partly...