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.

New York state e-cig ban on hold until 18th October, court rules

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 4th October 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has put on hold the emergency regulation banning the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes that governor Andrew Cuomo adopted on 18th...

Two more US state governors issue e-liquid prohibitions by decree

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Massachusetts
North America
Rhode Island
United States
Flavours
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have joined the list of US states that have banned sales of e-liquids since the lung illness outbreak that was declared at the end of August ...

ASH report: half as many vapers as smokers in UK; dual users down

Written by Jon Bruford || 24th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Consumers
Health
Market Research
Regulatory briefing
New data has been published by UK anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to show that there are now half as many vapers in the UK as smokers, with 3.6million people vaping compared to 7.2m smokers...

Michigan flavour ban stokes mixed feelings

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Michigan
North America
United States
Companies
Flavours
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Since Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer used her executive authority as governor to ban flavoured e-cigarettes, the public health community has applauded her...

Scientific e-cig review eagerly awaited by German government

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Germany
Health
Policy and Politics
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
German scientists are reviewing the current state of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco devices for a forthcoming report expected to help the federal government shape future legislative approaches ...

Michigan becomes first US state to ban sales of flavoured e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 4th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Michigan
North America
United States
Flavours
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Michigan state governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a “unilateral decision” to prohibit the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes, making it the first US state to implement such a ban ...

Vaping and HnB tax revenues rocketing in crisis-hit Italy

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
Tax revenues from e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HnB) products raised €172.6m in Italy in 2018, a big increase over previous years. Meanwhile, there are fresh doubts over the political future ...

First death from mysterious lung condition affecting US vapers

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th August 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
North America
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
A person who had “recently vaped” has died in Illinois after being hospitalised for severe respiratory illness. The death escalates to a new level the sudden emergence of unexplained lung conditions among vapers, most of them young, across...

Australian public dazed and confused by regulatory complexity

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 16th August 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Public confusion about regulation has led Australians to inadvertently break the law on vaping products, according to a recent study which also blamed inconsistent information being disseminated in the media ...