Regulatory briefing

Global health group calls for HnB restrictions until science is proven

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

World
Heated tobacco
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has called for the advertising and indoor use of heat-not-burn (HnB) products to be banned until sufficient independent research has been conducted to confirm their safety ...

Reynolds asks FDA to give Camel Snus products ‘modified risk’ status

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
R. J. Reynolds has submitted modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) to the US FDA for six forms of its Camel Snus product, which it is seeking to market as reducing the risk of specific smoking-related diseases ...

Taiwan moves towards a total ban on all e-cigarette products

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A proposed amendment to Taiwanese law would impose a total ban on the manufacture, importation, sale or advertising of all e-cigarette products, closing down entirely a business that currently supports an estimated 200,000 vapers ...

FDA extends deadline for Philip Morris IQOS comments

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on Philip Morris International’s (PMI’s) modified risk tobacco product application (MRTPA) for its IQOS heated tobacco device and Heatstick...

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Tighter regulation “is on the way” for e-cigs, according to the European Commission’s commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who sees “possibilities”  for “stronger regulation” to “stop advertising and online sales” ...

Experts urge transparency, independence for PMI’s foundation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 25th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, the controversial research endowment fund initially endowed for $1bn by Philip Morris International (PMI), has committed to instituting “almost all” good-governance suggestions put to it by harm reduction...

The Arabian Gulf and Maghreb – widely separated on e-cig regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Algeria
Asia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Libya
Mauritania
Middle East
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
There are enormous differences between the so-called Arab nations of the Gulf and the Maghreb – not least in their very different approaches to e-cigs and their users ...

US e-cig tax parity proposal likely to founder

Written by Aidan Semmens || 27th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarettes could be taxed at the same level as cigarettes if a new US proposal passes into law. ECigIntelligence believes this attempt is likely to fail, and explains...

Poland considering lower e-liquid tax proposal

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A proposed lower tax rate for e-liquids is not getting a positive reception among Poland's e-cig industry, with manufacturers continuing to claim that if the proposal is passed it will destroy the vaping...