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.

European elections threaten political quagmire for TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
The process of drawing up detailed rules on e-cigarettes to implement the new European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could become mired in political disagreements, following a European Parliament election which has fragmented power in...

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Health
Policy and Politics
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off...

E-cigs vs NRT: the real findings behind the media headlines

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Regulatory briefing
Robust evidence for e-cigarettes’ effectiveness as aids to smoking cessation effectiveness has until now been sparse. But that may have changed, if the conclusions of a large study published in the journal Addiction prove to be correct in...

Warning: e-cigarette patent litigation isn’t going away

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
Spain
United States
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
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A nasty surprise could await those who believe that Fontem’s patent litigation against an assortment of e-cigarette makers will be rendered irrelevant by the U.S. market moving to open-tank system designs, not covered by the patents...

FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

Written by Jim Myers || 18th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday,...

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
North America
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Virginia
Companies
Health
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about...

Illinois to make child-proofing mandatory for e-liquid bottles?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 13th May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. state of Illinois is considering making child locks for bottles of e-liquid mandatory, a move which would give the state stricter rules than those planned by the federal Food and Drug Administration...

Obama’s choice for health job is pushed for view on flavours

Written by Jim Myers || 9th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate...

U.S. senators bid to ban vaping in the corridors of D.C. power

Written by Jim Myers || 8th May 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
The world’s most powerful deliberative body has been asked to decide a question that sounds both simple and modern: to vape or not to vape. But leading Democrats – whose party currently holds power in the U.S. Senate...

U.S. media on deeming regs: FDA tries hard, could do better

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st May 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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The proposed new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a lukewarm welcome from the country’s mainstream media, with most editorialists backing the agency’s restrictions but suggesting it will have to go...

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

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

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and...

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

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

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new...

FDA’s leader promised action… and the audience just laughed

Written by Jim Myers || 25th April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drew laughter from a Washington, D.C. audience this week when she promised that the agency’s long-delayed deeming rules on e-cigarettes and other products were...

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

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

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco...

Deeming regs: FDA says they’ll benefit public and industry

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the overall probable impact of e-cigarettes on public health in formulating its new regulations released yesterday, according to the...

D.C. reaction: age rules praised, tolerance of flavours criticised

Written by Jim Myers || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
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Key Democratic members of Congress on Thursday eagerly welcomed the long-delayed proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the agency’s regulatory authority over the e-cigarette industry and other tobacco products, while Republican law-makers remained more...

Deeming regs: health warning must cover 30% of the pack

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco...

Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place...

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd April 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and...

FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
Further pressure is being brought to bear on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the release of a report from 11 members of Congress arguing that regulation of e-cigarette companies is needed to stop...

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
Russia
South America
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The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report...

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st April 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive...

EU politician criticises TPD as ‘hastily drafted and heavy-handed’

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A Member of the European Parliament involved in the drafting of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has criticised the finally adopted version, which the Parliament voted for in late February, as “hastily-drafted and...

Politician’s YouTube video extols freedom to vape

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th March 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A British right-wing political party received £36,000 ($60,000) in donations from an e-cigarette manufacturer before its leader appeared in a YouTube video apparently designed to influence European policy-making on...