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.

Californian bill would ban vaping in most workplaces

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

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Belgium
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
North America
Norway
Poland
Sweden
United States
Companies
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
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 |

California
Hawaii
Michigan
Montana
New Mexico
New York
United States
Utah
Washington
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Asia
Europe
Italy
Minnesota
North America
North Carolina
Portugal
South Korea
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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....

No evidence that e-cig trial leads to smoking, study finds

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

North America
Oklahoma
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
Trying nicotine through experimentation with e-cigarettes does not seem likely to lead to a tobacco smoking habit, according to new research from Oklahoma which casts tentative doubt on the “gateway hypothesis” of e-cigs as a pathway to conventional...

Cochrane Review: a cautious thumbs-up for e-cigarettes

Written by Marc Beishon || 20th December 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Europe
Italy
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Health
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes containing nicotine can help people quit and cut down on smoking: that is the digested version of the Cochrane review on the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation and reduction, but the review itself is considerably more...

Vapers “significantly less dependent” than smokers

Written by Marc Beishon || 17th December 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
Relatively little scientific work has been done on comparing dependence on nicotine via tobacco with dependence on the substance via other delivery vehicles. But new U.S. research attempts to answer this question using a new index of dependence...

Ten U.S. states still allow children to buy e-cigarettes

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th December 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

New Jersey
North America
North Dakota
United States
Utah
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
More than 16m children under the age of 17 are able to legally buy e-cigarettes in the U.S., according to calculations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

E-cig trial high among Welsh youth, but influences uncertain

Written by Freddie Dawson || 6th December 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Minnesota
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
New data from a Welsh youth survey suggests that indoor vaping bans may have little effect on e-cigarette awareness among children, and raises questions on the influence of e-cig use by...

In depth: New York state e-cig regulation, December 2014

Written by || 1st December 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Introduction • The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law and New York City law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuit –...

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
Russia
South America
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are...

Canada’s biggest province plans indoor vaping ban, rules on sale

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
Legislators in Canada’s most populous province are considering a comprehensive e-cig bill which would prohibit vaping in public enclosed spaces, limit in-store marketing, forbid sale to minors, and make flavour bans...

Do Minnesota’s young people really vape more than others?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd November 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Minnesota
North America
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
Nearly 20% of middle and high school students in Minnesota have tried vaping, a proportion about three times higher than the national average – but the public health researchers who produced the figure have cautioned against assuming that...

Indoor bans for Minneapolis, Baltimore; outdoor in Boulder?

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

Maryland
Minnesota
North America
United States
Health
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. cities of Minneapolis and Baltimore have joined the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia by banning the use of e-cigarettes in most indoor public places, while Boulder is considering an outdoor...

In depth: California e-cig regulation, November 2014

Written by || 15th November 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law, consumer protection law and licensing law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuits – Smoking...

Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
Companies
Health
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in...

BSI draft standard covers manufacture, testing, labels

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a draft of its specification for the manufacture, testing and labelling of e-cigarettes, one of the first proposed comprehensive standards for vapour products in the...

Could Republicans’ triumph mean a gentler ride for e-cigs?

Written by Jim Myers || 6th November 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned...

Prevalence of tobacco smoking isn’t declining everywhere

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Europe
France
Japan
New York
North America
South America
United States
World
Health
Market Research
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent...