The British e-cigarette sector should seek an early review of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) rather than continue a doomed fight against this year’s introduction of the new EU rules, a politician has advised.
TV ads seen by young people may lead them to start vaping later, researchers claim in a report which is likely to add further fuel to the debate over e-cigarette marketing – a debate where studies that detect an influence are garnering much more attention than those that suggest advertising is less effectual.
Denmark’s government has had second thoughts about imposing a strict, tobacco-style regime on vaping in public places. A new draft of wide-ranging legislation which will make e-cigarettes available as consumer products, transpose the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and set a minimum purchase age of 18 as well as regulating public usage of e-cigs was put before the Danish » Continue Reading.
The furore over Sara Kalkhoran and Stanton Glantz’s meta-analysis of e-cigarettes and smoking cessation illustrates some pitfalls in conducting, and interpreting, science. ECigIntelligence takes an in-depth look at the principles and problems behind the statistics.
The shape of future e-cigarette regulation in the UK became clearer today with the release of the government’s response to one major public consultation, and the launch of another on the issue of fees.
One of the European Union’s most senior legal officers has upheld the validity of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), calling its requirements on e-cig manufacturers “relatively moderate” and “not disproportionate”.
Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems to be going toward heat-not-burn.
The e-cigarette world in 2016 will be overshadowed by regulation. But the story will not just be about compliance. The market and the products themselves are rapidly evolving even without the influence of law-makers. So requirements like the TPD and the deeming regulations merely add a further twist to an already complex outlook.
Professor Linda Bauld, an expert in public health policy, has criticised a number of articles reporting on evidence she gave to the devolved governments of Scotland saying they completely misrepresent her position.