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.

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...

Long-term study to examine health of vapers and dual users

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th April 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Wisconsin
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
The lack of long-term scientific studies into e-cigarettes is a common complaint. But the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI) is now starting to address that through a multi-year investigation of e-cigs’ health effects,...

FDA science committee divided on “reduced risk” of snus

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th April 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
A panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected attempts by Swedish Match to claim that snus is less harmful than cigarettes – yet some members did accept its assertions of reduced...

In depth: U.S. e-cigarette laws – state-by-state comparison

Written by || 7th April 2015 || Regulatory briefing |

Arizona
California
Connecticut
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
New Jersey
New Mexico
North America
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Texas
United States
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wyoming
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Introduction • Age restrictions • Public place usage • Tax policy • Packaging/warning labels • Other regulatory...

Latvia contemplates tough law requiring medical licences

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

EU
Europe
Latvia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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
North America
Pennsylvania
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Asia
China
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Illinois
North America
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Virginia
Companies
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
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
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Alaska
California
Canada
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
North America
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Minnesota
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
North America
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Texas
United States
Utah
Washington D.C.
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Maryland
North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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...