Regulatory briefing

Expert verdict: ‘fewer respiratory harms than tobacco cigarettes’

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

Europe
North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 ...

South Korea takes new graphic approach to e-cig and HnB warnings

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
South Korea
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The South Korean government is stepping up its efforts to discourage use of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products with new graphic health warning images that will appear on packages later this year ...

US authorities call into question the legality of CBD

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Europe
Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

Europe
Netherlands
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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 ...

FDA squeeze means more bad press for e-cigs

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Washington
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines recently, thanks to recent actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been battling against teen use, particularly Juul Labs’ Juul product. Juul has taken a large portion of...

Industry fears over possible European tax on vaping products

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

EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Concern over a future European tax on e-cigarettes is sure to rise following the launch of a second consultation on the subject by European Union (EU) authorities....

India preparing for nationwide clampdown on nicotine vapes

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

Asia
India
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The government of India appears to be very close to taking action against nicotine e-cigarettes – “regulating, including banning, the manufacture, import, sale and any kind of trade in nicotine” or devices that enable its use ...

Massachusetts joins the parade as Tobacco 21 laws sweep the States

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Hawaii
Maine
New Jersey
New York
North America
Oregon
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Tobacco 21 movement, which aims to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, is sweeping through legislatures across the US – and with it come other fresh restrictions on e-cigarettes ...

Poland continues to tighten its grip on e-cig regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Poland continues to tighten its grip on the e-cigarette industry, as a new bill proposes that new products will have to be approved by a Polish government agency before being launched on the domestic...

Hawaii may ban online sales as states try to tighten tax noose

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 3rd May 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
Kentucky
New Jersey
North America
Rhode Island
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Among the most significant of a raft of e-cig legislation currently going through US state legislatures are a large number of tax proposals, and a Hawaiian bill that could ban online sales ...