The European Parliament’s new rules on e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) have grabbed the attention of key members of the U.S. Senate, generating mixed reactions on whether it should influence the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the products.
The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.
The Italian government’s attempt to introduce a hefty tax on e-cigarettes has run into another obstacle.
The Spanish e-cigarette sector is now working under national-level regulation for the first time, after the introduction of a new law which anticipates the measures required by the European Tobacco Products Directive.
The European e-cigarette market could be worth more than $2bn, according to a new report from ECigIntelligence.
The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
A Member of the European Parliament involved in the drafting of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has criticised the finally adopted version, which the Parliament voted for in late February, as “hastily-drafted and heavy-handed”.
Scottish doctors have called for a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings.
A British right-wing political party received £36,000 ($60,000) in donations from an e-cigarette manufacturer before its leader appeared in a YouTube video apparently designed to influence European policy-making on e-cigs.
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint concerning health claims made in advertising literature by e-cigarette maker Ten Motives.
The UK’s two Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) today launched a consultation on e-cigarettes before shaping new rules on advertising the products.
The European Parliament voted today in favour of revising the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), bringing e-cigarettes under its control for the first time and raising the prospect of further wrangling across Europe as member states attempt to implement its sometimes vague rules.
The sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s is to be banned in England following heavy parliamentary favour for tighter smoking restrictions in a debate last night.
More relaxed regulatory environments on e-cigarettes would help smokers use the technology to quit tobacco, according to three Italian academics.
Nicocigs is the latest British e-cigarette supplier to be criticised by the country’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over misleading advertising.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has surprised observers with a dramatic rethink of its stance on combustible tobacco.