Regulatory briefing / Europe

This page covers all of our European regulatory news briefings. These include all stories relating to individual European countries, as well as more general updates and briefings from the continent as a whole. These range from changes and developments in legislation and restrictions to new proposals and policy developments.

Prevalence of tobacco smoking isn’t declining everywhere

6th November 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent contradictions.

NGOs say WHO should prioritise further study, not regulation

10th October 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating e-cigs.

Media release misrepresented researchers’ cancer findings

29th September 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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          A science publisher’s own publicity for a research article on e-cigarettes and cancer has been criticised for suggesting conclusions unjustified by the data. For a recent paper in the John Wiley & Sons journal Cancer, entitled “Electronic cigarette use among patients with cancer”, researchers investigated people enrolled in a tobacco […]

France plans public vaping ban, but goes harder on tobacco

26th September 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising restrictions.

UK pharma regulator approves cigarette-like vapour device

12th September 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Britain’s medicines regulator has issued a product licence for the nicotine inhaler Voke, which will be sold by British American Tobacco’s subsidiary Nicoventures and looks likely to be the closest pharmaceutically-approved competitor to the e-cigarette.

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

26th August 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.

Drop in smokers seeking help: does it mean more use of e-cigs?

21st August 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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Anti-smoking campaigners in the UK believe the use of e-cigarettes as unofficial cessation aids has contributed to a sharp drop in the number of people joining quit-smoking programmes, although nearly all successful participants in those schemes are still relying on pharmacotherapies.

No basis for tobacco-style rules, says review of e-cig science

3rd August 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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A new review of medical and public health research on e-cigarettes concludes that tobacco-style regulation is unjustifiably strict, but also suggests that further research is needed on health effects and the relationship of e-cigs to smoking.

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E-liquids: are they as dangerous as European regulators think?

29th July 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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Could handling e-liquid really be as safe as doing the dishes?

European regulations on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) have been wrongly categorising nicotine as extremely toxic when it should be considered the equivalent of washing-up liquid, a new report claims.

Swedish pharma regulator granted control over e-cigs

23rd July 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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A Swedish court has upheld attempts by the country’s medical products regulator to treat nicotine-containing e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, meaning that they must go through a licensing process and cannot be sold in outlets such as groceries and convenience stores.

Many UK pharmacists will sell e-cigs to kids, survey finds

4th July 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

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Almost three out of four independent UK pharmacies failed to stop under-age consumers attempting to purchase an e-cigarette, according to a new investigation from two UK governmental bodies, Public Health England and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).