A new systematic review of e-cigarettes and smoking cessation is claimed to be the most comprehensive so far as it covers not only published, peer-reviewed studies – including observational research as well as RCTs – but also so-called “grey literature”, material published outside of peer review.
The EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and national legislation are broadly sufficient to protect the public from nicotine poisoning, an official European study has concluded. But it does recommend further consumer education on the risks of ingestion, as well as tight control of industrial nicotine.
The Republic of Ireland has succeeded in transposing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the eleventh hour, with recently-appointed health minister Simon Harris signing the necessary regulations to come into force today.
UK e-cig firms feel as prepared as they can be for the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but many would still have liked to see it overturned by the European Court of Justice in the Totally Wicked case.
While the U.S. deeming regulations and the EU’s TPD will come into effect almost simultaneously this summer, bringing some regulatory consistency and clarity to the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, their approaches could hardly be more different.
The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence report.
Harm reduction vs the precautionary principle is an issue which has split public-health experts since the HIV epidemic of the 1980s, and still underlies debates over e-cigarette regulation such as the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).