Regulatory briefing

Government survey finds one in five young Germans has tried vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The number of people vaping in Germany is rising, with those aged between 16 and 29 particularly drawn to e-cigarettes, according to the federal government’s latest drug and addiction report ...

Czech Republic HnB tax is likely to be applied early next year

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Czech Republic
EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Czech parliament is considering a bill to introduce an excise tax next year on heated tobacco products. Under the plan, the tax rate would be set at CZK2.236 (€0.09) per gram of tobacco ...

San Fran ban inspires California trend against flavoured e-liquids

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
After passing a public vote this summer, the San Francisco ban on e-liquid flavours has had a wildfire-like effect in California. The various bans affect all flavours except tobacco-flavoured e-liquids ...

E-cig regulation issues are ‘not black and white’, says FDA’s Zeller

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, gave a keynote address at an e-cigarette conference at New York University’s School of Law on Friday. The long-time tobacco hawk struck a surprisingly...

COP8 looks set to ignore experts’ calls for harm reduction policy

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The World Health Organization (WHO) looks sure to maintain its hard line on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco at the conclusion of this week’s eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) on tobacco control in Geneva ...

No softening likely in WHO’s antagonism to e-cigs and HnB

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The rhetoric coming out of the eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) in Geneva suggests the World Health Organization is unlikely to give vaping products or HnB a role in its anti-tobacco policies any time soon ...

EU urges WHO to focus on heated tobacco, suggests advertising bans

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Kuwait
Russia
South Korea
Ukraine
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The EU is calling on the World Health Organization to become more involved in regulating heated tobacco – and is urging tight advertising restrictions on the category, ECigIntelligence has learned ...

DC vapour tax rise set to be followed by others across the US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Montana
New Jersey
North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US is set for a series of tax rises on vapour products, starting with a considerable increase in DC today. Proposals for further increases are in the pipeline in Chicago, Montana and New Jersey ...

ENDS and means up for debate at WHO’s COP8 gathering

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The role of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco will again be discussed next week at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) ...

European Commission told: we don’t want an EU e-cig tax

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Most respondents to the European Commission’s consultation on tobacco excise duties do not want a European tax on e-cigarettes. Almost 70% said the best level of tax on e-cigarettes would be no more than the VAT in each...

THR regulations: a global perspective

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Earlier this month ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips spoke at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, looking at Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) regulations and whether legislation was advancing or holding back THR ...

‘Not on my watch’: Gottlieb escalates FDA war on youth vaping

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 19th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US FDA has stepped up its campaign against the youth vaping “epidemic” with the launch of a large-scale education programme, threats to tighten compliance requirements, and a reiteration of its concern over flavours ...

Tax on the table as Ukraine moves towards EU-style regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 10th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Ukrainian parliament is considering an amendment to the country’s tax code that would impose duty of €0.033 per ml on all e-liquids sold in the country and establish a system for product notification ...

At least FDA warnings opened a dialogue, say rebuked companies

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

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Vaping companies warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over products considered attractive to kids have told ECigIntelligence how the process worked out, and that it had benefits as well as irritations ...

Governor Rauner raises a rumpus by vetoing Tobacco 21 bill

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has been accused of “failing children” in the state after he vetoed legislation that would have made 21 the minimum purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products ...

WHO continues call for regulation as vaping increases

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Switzerland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights the growing popularity of vaping and continues the call for regulations to be put in place to deter younger people from starting to vape ...

UK government has no intention of taxing vaping…yet

Written by Freddie Dawson || 24th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The UK treasury has confirmed that it has “no current plans” to introduce a tax on vaping products, despite reports in some media that taxation was being prepared to help prop up the ailing NHS ...

Montana court rejects bid to reword ballot on tobacco tax

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Montana
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Montana Supreme Court has voted to reject a bid to rewrite a citizen’s initiative ballot which, it is claimed, is phrased in a prejudicial, incorrect and confusing way ...

Proposed vaping ban caught up in row over ‘bundled‘ amendments

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Florida
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Florida's Supreme court is being asked to rule on six proposed constitutional amendments, including one banning vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces, which are set to be on the ballot in November’s elections ...