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.

Vapers “significantly less dependent” than smokers

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

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
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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
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Utah
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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 |

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Europe
Minnesota
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United States
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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
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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 |

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 |

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Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
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Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
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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
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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 |

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China
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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...

Thanks to tanks, U.S. e-cig sales are even higher than believed

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. e-cigarette market is worth more than previously estimated, thanks in part to increased growth in sales of refillable tank systems, according to new research from...

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

World
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The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need...

Public health leaders debating e-cigs behind closed doors

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
Russia
United States
World
Health
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As the world’s nations sit down at the Moscow World Trade Centre this afternoon to debate e-cigarette regulation, relations between the public health community and vaping activists appear likely to grow even...

NGOs say WHO should prioritise further study, not regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th October 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating...

France plans public vaping ban, but goes harder on tobacco

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

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Europe
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France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising...

Missouri finally decides: e-cigs are different from tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th September 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
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The U.S. state of Missouri is to legally distinguish between e-cigarettes and tobacco products, following disagreement among law-makers which saw legislation passed, then vetoed, and finally...