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New Zealand raises vaping awareness for smoking cessation

3rd May 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
New Zealand
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

New Zealand has set in stone its objective of becoming a smoke-free country, and the latest measure to achieve this by 2025 is a plan to raise public awareness of vaping as a way to stop smoking

Ferrari drops Mission Winnow team name and logo for Australian GP

13th March 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

PMI and Ferrari have been forced to cancel their partnership for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the Formula 1 season. The Mission Winnow branding will, however, reappear for the rest of the season

India aims to ramp up Information Technology Act to block e-cig promotion

27th December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

New changes to the Information Technology Act aim to block any information on the internet promoting e-cigarettes to residents of India.
This week, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) proposed an amendment to the Draft of the Information Technology Intermediary Guidelines Rules, which obliges any intermediary or internet-based service provider to inform users not to “host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that (…) threatens public health or safety; promotion of cigarettes or any other tobacco products or consumption of intoxicant including alcohol and Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS).”