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Q&A on the FDA’s flavour ban announcement

21st December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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Policy and Politics
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US FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement in November outlining the agency’s new policy to prevent youth accessing flavoured tobacco products – but what did it really mean, and what will it add up to in practice?

Texas regulatory report

15th November 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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Texas
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Our latest report on e-cig regulation in Texas has updates on age restrictions, notification, retail channels, public usage, advertising and marketing, relevant laws and relevant bodies

PMI and Juul launch legal action against Chinese copyists

9th October 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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China
North America
United States
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The two leading brands in the vaping and heated tobacco sectors, Juul and Philip Morris International (PMI), are both engaged in active fights with Chinese companies over their intellectual property rights

Relabelling and repackaging options could ease legal burden for US manufacturers

24th April 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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United States
Washington
Marketing and Retailing
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There could be some relief for manufacturers of “tobacco related” products for the US market who have been restricted by the complicated legal process of obtaining authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the form of a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA).

Wholesale or volume taxes: a state-by-state analysis of US vapour taxation

7th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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Eight US states currently tax e-cigarettes: five apply a volume tax, at a rate per ml of consumable product; three apply a wholesale tax, based on price sold at wholesale in the state – and several other states have tax proposals on the table

Substantial equivalence: Eclipse and Glo – same difference?

1st March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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United States
Companies
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BAT has chosen to seek market authorisation in the US for its heat-not-burn product Glo on the basis of its “substantial equivalence” to a previous product, Eclipse – but what are the pitfalls and the advantages in this approach?

US tribal territories – a unique opportunity for the vaping trade?

22nd February 2018 | Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

There are more than 320 tribal territories (Indian reservations) in the US, administered by federally recognised tribes – subject to federal, but not state laws. This affects the tobacco trade in various ways and may have interesting implications for e-cig sales

Proposed tax rate increase: North Carolina regulatory report

12th January 2018 | Regulatory reports |

North America
North Carolina
United States
Regulation and Legislation
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North Carolina’s current regulatory status is explained by the ECigIntelligence team of analysts: decisions are made at state level for state-wide uniformity; vapour products are included in the definition of tobacco products; and the taxable rate of e-liquids could raise by 40% in a proposed move.

Los Angeles: proactively restricting e-cigarettes

11th December 2017 | Regulatory reports |

California
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United States
Policy and Politics
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Los Angeles takes an active approach towards electronic cigarettes, including them in the definition of tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Retailing License and public smoking restrictions