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.

Washington politicians push for curb on ‘youth targeting’ of e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Washington law-makers are striving to bring the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors under control across the U.S., with one group audaciously suggesting they should be included in the landmark agreement on cigarette control forged by the big tobacco...

European Parliament passes new tobacco directive, but questions remain

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

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The European Parliament voted today in favour of revising the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), bringing e-cigarettes under its control for the first time and raising the prospect of further wrangling across Europe as member states attempt to...

Does FDA’s first-ever ban on a tobacco product bode ill for e-cigs?

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

Asia
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products last week issued its first ban on tobacco products, which were added to its remit by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of...

Utah county rules anticipate statewide regulation

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Utah
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
One county in Utah has imposed new regulations on e-cigarettes in advance of legislation expected from the state...

Ohio ponders tobacco/nicotine distinction

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
Ohio
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An apparently uncontroversial vote in Ohio on under-age access to e-cigarettes highlights one of the thornier problems facing law-makers and regulators dealing with the new industry....

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and...

Hawaii law-makers churning out proposals for new e-cig rules

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Legislators in Hawaii are wading through a deluge of proposed measures on e-cigarettes and tobacco products, including a ban on the use of e-cigs in public places and a requirement for retailers selling them to obtain a...

Indian ministry applies tobacco marketing rules to e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 12th February 2014 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An Indian government ministry is interpreting a ban on tobacco advertising as extending to e-cigarettes too, raising further questions over how one of the world’s biggest markets will regulate the...

Consumers care about products, not laws, study finds

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th February 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
Consumers are more interested in the benefits of e-cigarettes than the politics surrounding them, but the overall e-cigarette concept may have caught imaginations more strongly than individual brands, a new social media study...

Discount code for E-Vapor Law Symposium

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st January 1900 || Regulatory briefing |

Regulatory briefing
To claim your discount with the E-Vapor Law Symposium on 2nd-3rd February in Washington, DC, please register for the event as normal. Then contact the organisers quoting the following code to obtain a $500 refund: INTELLIGENCE7 Please note...