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2018, a year of attempts to bring clarity to e-cig and HnB regulation

31st December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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Regulation, regulation, regulation was the theme of 2018. ECigIntelligence brings you its round-up of the developments that marked the old year and may shape the direction of those to come in the world of vaping and HnB

Industry and stakeholders react to US Surgeon General’s advisory

21st December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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Tuesday’s advisory on e-cigarettes from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams sparked a response from relevant actors for the industry that fell along the usual lines; industry members indicated displeasure with the advisory, while some tobacco control groups and regulators parroted its talking points or generally indicated support.

CDC: high school vaping up by 78% in a year, flavours used more widely

16th November 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released long-anticipated new figures from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), showing a sharp year-on-year increase in the number of high school and middle school students who vape

San Fran ban inspires California trend against flavoured e-liquids

29th October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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After passing a public vote this summer, the San Francisco ban on e-liquid flavours has had a wildfire-like effect in California. The various bans affect all flavours except tobacco-flavoured e-liquids

E-cig regulation issues are ‘not black and white’, says FDA’s Zeller

22nd October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, gave a keynote address at an e-cigarette conference at New York University’s School of Law on Friday. The long-time tobacco hawk struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone, acknowledging that the issue of how to regulate e-cigs, “is not black-and-white,” and that there’s currently “a stalemate” on harm reduction strategies. Zeller also mentioned the Nasem Report, which reported reduced short-term negative health outcomes from e-cigs and that vape users are less likely to smoke cigarettes.

DC vapour tax rise set to be followed by others across the US

1st October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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The US is set for a series of tax rises on vapour products, starting with a considerable increase in DC today. Proposals for further increases are in the pipeline in Chicago, Montana and New Jersey