Regulatory briefing

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 ...

Sweden restricts sale and use of high-nicotine e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml are now subject to a de facto ban in Sweden. Although they are not illegal, permits are required for their sale and use, as a recently-published ECigIntelligence report...

European Commission wants five more years to take TPD action

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 17th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The European Commission has asked for a five-year extension to its powers to implement the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – reserving its right to perhaps ban later a particular type of e-cigarette ...

It looks like the end of the road for Cole-Bishop grandfather reform

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Appetite for changing US FDA e-cigarette regulations through congressional action may have dried up, with accusations that in its latest version the much-hoped-for Cole-Bishop amendment had been “turned into an anti-vaping law” ...

FDA files memo in opposition to public health coalition lawsuit

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

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North America
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
United States
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington D.C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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...

Chinese authorities arrest 30 suspects in two HnB smuggling cases

Written by Haoqun Wang || 10th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Japan
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A total of 30 suspects have been arrested in a joint anti-smuggling operation by Chinese law enforcement. China Tobacco Ningbo, Ningbo municipal police department and Ningbo municipal anti-smuggling bureau joined forces ...

EU-CEG sees huge number of submissions since TPD rollout

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

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North America
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
United States
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington D.C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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),...