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The TPD: access all our latest news, reports and trackers

31st August 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016. Older articles dating to the start of the year can be found on this summary page. Information preceding that can be located through the search facility or our archive of […]

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TPD infringement proceedings initiated against 19 member states

30th August 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Austria
Belgium
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Poland
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The EU has begun infringement proceedings against the majority of its member states for either tardy or poor transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into national regulations.

Fires and e-cigs - Dave Conner

Health and safety authorities advocate for e-cigs at home

5th August 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

New advice from UK authorities advises consumers to switch from conventional smoking to vaping at home because of the reduced risk in fire as well as the health benefits for bystanders – particularly children.

New Netherlands study reviews danger from exhaled vapour

2nd August 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

A recent study and review by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has brought to the fore questions regarding e-cigarette vapour testing methods and the possible health risks of passive vaping. The rationale for banning e-cigs in enclosed public places falls into two main camps: ‘renormalisation’ of smoking and […]

Research suggests vaping may affect circulatory system, but caution urged

13th July 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

California
Europe
Italy
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

What do you get when you take 20 smokers and 20 non-smokers, give them tobacco cigarettes to puff on, and then ask them to try e-cigs? A study from the Sapienza University of Rome is one of the few to look at the direct effects of e-cigarettes on the functioning of the human body.

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Brexit: call for UK to reverse ban on e-cig advertising

1st July 2016 | Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing

The Advertising Association in the UK has called for bans on e-cigarette advertising in various media to be lifted, while the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found no problem with an advertisement in the recent “Just you and Blu” campaign that appeared in the London Evening Standard.

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

30th June 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Here is his presentation.

EU study finds “highest rate of smoking cessation ever”

27th June 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Greece
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

However badly Britain’s skeptical Brexiters may feel the European Union has failed them, it appears to have delivered a big new prize to advocates of vaping: new research showing that 6.1m Europeans have given up smoking with the use of electronic cigarettes, with possibly the highest quit and reduction rates yet seen in a population survey.

Framework Convention “ignores its own harm reduction principles”

23rd June 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Europe
India
Indonesia
North America
Philippines
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been accused of ignoring its own founding document in taking a stance against e-cigarettes, as well as neglecting the governance principles of its ultimate parent the United Nations.

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UK and U.S. studies report opposite findings on gateway effect

23rd June 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

California
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Two new studies have reached profoundly different conclusions on the relationship between e-cig usage by young people and their take-up up of conventional tobacco – differences that may be partially explained by one coming from the U.S. and one from the UK.