Regulatory briefing

FDA chief Gottlieb adopts a balanced approach to e-liquid flavours

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US FDA recognises flavoured e-liquids may help encourage smokers to switch to e-cigs, despite its hostility to flavours in most tobacco products, commissioner Scott Gottlieb told the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) ...

Canada’s health minister supports e-cig advertising ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The federal health minister for Canada has called for “clear restrictions” on e-cigarette advertising and the need to keep young people from taking up e-cigs. The move is a turnaround from the stance of the previous health minister....

CDC analysis shows US youth choose e-cigs for flavours and family

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 19th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
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The most common reason that youth used e-cigs in the US in 2016 was that a friend or family member used them, according to information from the National Youth Survey for 2016, analysis of which was recently published...

Is CDC director’s rapid exit a chance to end the ‘war on tobacco’?

Written by Jim Myers || 7th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The abrupt resignation of Brenda Fitzgerald as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could provide the Trump administration with an unexpected opportunity to help settle a question on the agency’s anti-tobacco efforts ...

Public Health England blames the media for giving vaping a bad name

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The latest evidence review by Public Health England credits e-cigs with helping 20,000 people a year quit smoking, and blames distorted media reporting for that figure not being a lot higher ...

Of mice and men – and whether e-cig ‘smoke’ may be linked to cancer

Written by Marc Beishon || 6th February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
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A widely publicised New York report concludes that e-cig “smoke…may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in humans” – but other scientists question the validity of research carried out on laboratory mice ...

Will the Hawaiian Senate pass its online sales ban?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 2nd February 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Hawaiian senate is considering two bills, which could prohibit online sales of e-cigarette products if passed. One could also subject e-liquids to the same excise tax as tobacco...

Innocigs replaces eGo model after German child-proofing problem

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
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E-cigarette sellers in the EU should put pressure on their Chinese suppliers to improve child-proofing, according to a company which has recently withdrawn one of its products from...

FDA committee rejects two IQOS MRTP claims, approves one

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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Agency’s science committee agrees that PMI product decreases exposure to dangerous chemicals, but won’t accept broader claims of long-term risk reduction...

Headline news – and the health debate is on after heavyweight report

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

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
An independent report commissioned by the FDA to evaluate the evidence for the health effects of e-cigarettes has come back with a mix of good and bad news for the industry and produced headlines around the US ...

After the shutdown, Cole stays positive on deeming relief

Written by Jim Myers || 24th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Congressman Tom Cole insists he has not given up his effort to bring legislative relief to the e-cigarette industry despite the tribulations of the latest US government shutdown ...

EU’s safety agency gets on board with guidelines for lithium batteries

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 19th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
As the debate on the safety of lithium batteries continues, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published guidelines and recommendations about the carriage of e-cig batteries on flights. The agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive...

New views on nicotine: now the FDA is reconsidering NRT, too

Written by || 16th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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As the US FDA gets to grips with its new focus on nicotine as a single marketplace, it is planning to take a fresh look at one of the longest-established non-combustible forms of the substance – nicotine replacement...

Israel set to tackle e-cig regulation with a clampdown on advertising

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Israel
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Israel is in the process of taking a new approach to the advertising of new tobacco-related products, with a likely ban on all advertising of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products anywhere but in print and at retail locations...

Brussels postpones tax decision on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The European Commission has said it will review the future tax situation of e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products in 2019, and will not propose a revision of the Directive 2011/64/EU on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco now ...

Could homeless smokers be given e-cigs free to help them quit?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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A clinical trial among homeless people in Canada raises an intriguing question: could governments supply e-cigarettes free as a public health tool? And indeed, should they? ...

Baltic states agree to join forces in opposition to e-cigarette use

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

Estonia
EU
Europe
Latvia
Lithuania
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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Health ministers of Europe’s Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed a joint memorandum of intent to share “strong policies” on e-cigarette trade and usage ...

UK nations divided on the future of post-European e-cigarette rules

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
As the UK heads towards the exit door from Europe, the Westminster government remains responsible for the implementation of the TPD across the country – but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have scope to impose added restrictions...

Regulation, creativity and variety – that was the e-cig year that was

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
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United States
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Heated tobacco
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ECigIntelligence’s review of the year gone by reflects the big stories of the e-cigarette world in 2017, the trends in regulation, the developing and diverging markets, the science and innovation, and peers into the crystal ball to consider...