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.

Latvia contemplates tough law requiring medical licences

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

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Europe
Latvia
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The Latvian government is considering implementing some of the toughest restrictions on e-cigarette use in the European Union, requiring all products to have a medical...

E-cigarette ads could increase smokers’ desire for tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th March 2015 || Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

Europe
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Vaping in TV commercials may increase smokers’ urge to reach for a cigarette and decrease optimism among those that quit tobacco, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication...

If it’s Saturday, this must be Shenzhen (and an e-cig expo)

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th March 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While delegates to this week’s World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi presumably must decide which of the title’s categories e-cigarettes fall into, those who’ve missed it have another choice to make: just how many of...

Hamburg: deeming regulations will be published in June

Written by Jim Myers || 16th March 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to a June release of its long-awaited – and some claim much-delayed – deeming regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products, the agency’s departing commissioner assured senators last...

Canadian law-makers favour bespoke regime for e-cigs

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

Canada
North America
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Canada is taking the first steps toward much-desired federal regulation of e-cigarettes with the release of a parliamentary committee report making detailed recommendations on the shape of national...

Sunshine and showers: the top e-cigarette stories in review

Written by Freddie Dawson || 10th March 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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As the change of seasons edged closer over February and early March, headlines in the e-cigarette sector were a sometimes confusing mix of storm clouds and...

While DC regulators ponder, states take the initiative

Written by || 10th March 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is this week again hoping to gather more insight on e-cigarettes as it ponders the final form of its deeming...

FDA’s departing commissioner praised, censured on e-cigs

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

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In her final days as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Margaret Hamburg is receiving accolades from Republicans and Democrats alike on her six years in what many call one of the toughest jobs in...

And now BC: another Canadian province moves to limit vaping

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

Canada
North America
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Canada’s third-largest province is poised to introduce e-cigarette rules including a public vaping ban, as provincial governments across the country move to cut across the regulatory confusion created by an uncertain federal...

World’s law-makers favour basing e-cig rules on tobacco

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

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About two thirds of large countries have some form of e-cigarette regulation, and they tend to control the products using existing laws relating to tobacco or nicotine, according to new...

E-cigs can be a force for good, says doctor who crafted FCTC

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

World
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
One of the main architects of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has expressed his strong support for e-cigarettes, starkly separating himself from the position adopted by the FCTC at its Moscow summit...

Californian labelling threats “are meant to create pressure”

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th February 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The Californian nonprofit threatening to sue e-cigarette companies over their product labelling says it hopes to pressure the entire industry into marketing e-cigs that are safer and carry mandatory...

In depth: e-cigarette regulation in Texas, February 2015

Written by || 12th February 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Texas
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Introduction • The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix: state law on tobacco and consumer...

As FDA’s Hamburg steps down, successor will face critics

Written by Jim Myers || 8th February 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
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Congressional critics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will get a chance to quiz its next leader on the issue of regulating e-cigarettes once president Obama has nominated a successor to Margaret...

Californian bill would ban vaping in most workplaces

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

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United States
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Californian legislators will soon consider another proposal to bring e-cigarettes into the ambit of tobacco legislation, with effects including a widespread ban on vaping in public...

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

Written by Jim Myers || 26th January 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might...

Still waiting for FDA e-cig rules, U.S. states take the initiative

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

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Hawaii
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Utah
Washington
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While Washington remains deafeningly quiet on its plans to regulate e-cigarettes, individual U.S. states and lower levels of government are busy filling the legal...

E-cig taxation measures expected to proliferate

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th January 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

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Governments around the world are waking up to the potential of taxing e-cigarettes, according to a new report from...

Mandatory child-proofing: senator Nelson tries again

Written by Jim Myers || 14th January 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
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Still unsure exactly who derailed his child-proofing legislation late last year, U.S. senator Bill Nelson is trying again to persuade Congress that it should mandate safety packaging for the liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes....