Regulatory briefing / United Kingdom

This page covers all of our UK-related legislative news briefings and industry updates. These range from developments in vaping regulation and restrictions to new policies and tax changes. The section also offers industry updates on legal battles, governmental changes, e-cigarette and flavour ban proposals, lobby updates, etc.

What lies over the horizon for the worldwide e-cigarette industry in 2021?

7th January 2021 | Regulatory briefing |

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2021 is sure to be another significant year for the vaping industry across the globe, with a bunch of new regulations on the horizon – and hopefully a light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel

UK healthcare products agency ready to take over e-cigarette notifications

28th December 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is on course to take charge of new e-cigarette product notifications in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st January, when Britain will officially no longer be a member of the EU following the 12-month transition period. The agency has already migrated to the new submission portal […]

PHE: seven-year report on the UK’s soon-to-be-disbanded authority on vaping

3rd September 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The recent news that the British government is to scrap Public Health England and replace it with a new institute makes this an appropriate moment to look back at some of PHE’s achievements in creating policies and evidence on tobacco-alternative products. Since it was set up in April 2013 to “bring public health specialists into […]

COP9 postponement buys time to consider evidence, say experts

30th April 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector

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

24th September 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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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 in 2018 – and the majority of those vapers are ex-smokers.

UK NHS trusts show progress with PHE vaping guidelines

3rd June 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Public Health England (PHE) found that there is a “steady progress” in National Health Service Trusts becoming smoke-free environments, and the organisation has welcomed the policies that some hospitals are implementing on creating designated vaping areas.

Anti-tobacco policies light up on World No Tobacco Day

31st May 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

18th January 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes.
The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just one query: “What question(s) about electronic cigarettes would you like to see answered by research?”