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.

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 ...

Indian court rules against Maharashtra e-cig seizure

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th August 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Indian tobacco and e-cig manufacturer Godfrey Phillips India Limited (GPI) won a reprieve after an Indian court prevented the Maharashtra state government from taking action against the company ...

Minnesota implements Clean Indoor Air restrictions to ‘protect humans’

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th August 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Minnesota
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA) and a series of amendments that include e-cigarettes became effective from 1st August with the aim to “protect humans” from second-hand cigarette smoke from combustibles and aerosol from e-cigarettes, vaporisers, and...

China hints at stricter regulations to curb e-cig rise

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st July 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
China’s health agency has hinted that it will set up new laws to regulate the use of e-cigarettes as part of the country’s masterplan to curb the rise of vaping and safeguard public health ...

Cuomo signs Tobacco 21 legislation in NY, new policy enforced in Delaware

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th July 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Delaware
Kentucky
New York
North America
Ohio
United States
Companies
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Tobacco 21 legislation is once again a top political discussion in various US states. A new law that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products will come into effect in four months in New York state, and...

Health Canada moves to plug gaps in packaging and labelling

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th July 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Canadian government has set the stage for new rules that would require e-cigarettes to state nicotine concentration, put a toxicity warning on the label, and be sold in child-resistant containers ...

GARD shows great potential for allergy testing in e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 21st June 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Health
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing
A recently-developed testing method called Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) could prove a valuable tool for the e-cig industry, claims a new study sponsored by the makers of Blu ...