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FDA files memo in opposition to public health coalition lawsuit

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 10th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a memo in opposition to a motion for a summary judgment in US District Court in Maryland for a lawsuit against the tobacco deeming extensions. The lawsuit arose...

EU-CEG sees huge number of submissions since TPD rollout

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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A grand total of 185,635 e-cigarette product notifications have been successfully registered with the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) as of July of this year, ECigIntelligence has learned from the European Commission...

FDA’s Gottlieb and Zeller seek to reduce red tape as part of future strategy

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Commissioner Gottlieb seemingly wants to streamline the premarket approval...

Italian Senate approves freeze on e-cig tax; final vote due in September

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Italian Senate today approved a proposal to temporarily suspend the country’s contentious tax on e-cigarettes. The plan to freeze taxation until 18th December will now have to be passed by the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati),...

PMI runs into trouble with UK government over IQOS ads

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Philip Morris International (PMI) is seeking an “urgent meeting” with the UK Department of Health after being told to stop advertising its heated tobacco device IQOS ...

UK’s tax plans include a new category for heated tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Heated-tobacco products are to receive their own taxation category and rate in the UK. A rate and commencement date for the duty on tobacco consumables for heat-not-burn (HnB) products will be announced in the autumn budget ...

Mass movement – state Senate gets on the Tobacco 21 bus

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 5th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill raising the purchasing age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. A similar bill was passed by the state House of Representatives in May ...

Japan embraces CBD – with eager endorsement in high places

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Japan, although a socially conservative nation with stringent laws on both medical and recreational marijuana, now allows the sale of CBD products, including e-liquid – and even the prime minister’s wife approves ...

FDA period for comments on planned flavour rules goes into added time

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 2nd July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the period for comment on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on flavours until 19th July as part of its continuing broader institutional shift on harm reduction ...

A very special relationship: US and EU
discuss co-operation in regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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US and European Union officials have held high-level talks in Brussels on possible future co-operation over the regulation of nicotine-containing products and “a wide range of tobacco-related topics” ...

Scots to consult on their vision for a tobacco-free future

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Scottish government will consult on a range of new regulations for reduced-risk products, including further restrictions on e-cig advertising, banning some flavours in Hnb products, and banning their public use ...

Flavour ban? Chicago can’t enforce the regulations it already has

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Chicago lawmakers meet today to discuss proposals to ban flavoured e-liquids – but the city already has trouble enforcing existing bans, such as one on the sale of menthol cigarettes within 500ft of a high school ...

Expert verdict: ‘fewer respiratory harms than tobacco cigarettes’

Written by Marc Beishon || 13th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence health correspondent Marc Beishon assesses some recent papers on the health effects of e-cigarettes and asks when tobacco control regulators will accept the evidence of their harm reduction possibilities ...

US authorities call into question the legality of CBD

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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US government agencies have questioned the legality of cannabidiol (CBD) – just as the industry is starting to benefit from increased public awareness ...

Russian ministries disagree over planned e-cig legislation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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A draft bill to regulate the use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettesin Russia has received the approval of the Ministry of Economic Development – but the Ministry of Health considers the proposal “a conflict of laws” ...

Nicotine poisonings fall after federal law on childproof packaging

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The number of children under the age of six suffering exposure to liquid nicotine in the US has dropped since the introduction of federal legislation requiring it to be sold in childproof containers, a study found ...

South Africa – smoking equivalence and online sales ban?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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South Africa has published a draft version of its proposals to regulate e-cigarettes, fulfilling the fears of some in the industry by classifying vaping as equivalent to smoking and banning online sales ...

San Francisco voters approve controversial flavours ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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In a hotly contested referendum, with millions of dollars behind campaigns on both sides, San Francisco voters have approved a proposition to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products – including e-liquids ...

Netherlands pulls out of international e-cig and tobacco committees

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Netherlands is pulling out of a number of international e-cigarette and tobacco committees, blaming industry interference, but will carry on with regulation of heated tobacco and nicotine-free e-cigs ...

Sweden follows European e-cig tax trend

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 5th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Sweden is the latest country to join a European trend of taxing electronic cigarettes and other reduced risk alternatives. A new tax has been approved and will come into force soon ...