This updated report looks at around 30 new bills to restrict vapour products which have been introduced to the New York State Assembly and Senate since the 2019 legislative session convened on 9th January
In our latest look at e-cig regulation in Los Angeles, we find that both Los Angeles City and Long Beach take an active approach towards e-cigarettes and include them in the definition of tobacco products
In our latest look at e-cigarette regulation in Ohio and the city of Columbus, we find a focus on increasing the legal purchasing age to 21, while public health organisations have been advocating the taxing of e-cigs
US FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement in November outlining the agency’s new policy to prevent youth accessing flavoured tobacco products – but what did it really mean, and what will it add up to in practice?
ECigIntelligence presents its comprehensive analysis of which countries have banned the three most popular harm reduction products: nicotine-containing vapour products; heated tobacco; and oral tobacco
The two leading brands in the vaping and heated tobacco sectors, Juul and Philip Morris International (PMI), are both engaged in active fights with Chinese companies over their intellectual property rights
In this far-reaching report, ECigIntelligence looks at the varied legal approaches to e-cigs and vaping across Latin America, focussing on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay…
There could be some relief for manufacturers of “tobacco related” products for the US market who have been restricted by the complicated legal process of obtaining authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the form of a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA).
State regulation of vaping products in New Jersey is explained, including the recently raised age limit of 21 and proposals to ban flavours, to establish licensing for the sale of e-cigarettes, and to extend limits on their public use
Eight US states currently tax e-cigarettes: five apply a volume tax, at a rate per ml of consumable product; three apply a wholesale tax, based on price sold at wholesale in the state – and several other states have tax proposals on the table
BAT has chosen to seek market authorisation in the US for its heat-not-burn product Glo on the basis of its “substantial equivalence” to a previous product, Eclipse – but what are the pitfalls and the advantages in this approach?
There are more than 320 tribal territories (Indian reservations) in the US, administered by federally recognised tribes – subject to federal, but not state laws. This affects the tobacco trade in various ways and may have interesting implications for e-cig sales
Given the complexity of all the possibilities, how can you forecast the long-term effect of e-cigs on smoking-related harms? That was the challenge taken on by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
North Carolina’s current regulatory status is explained by the ECigIntelligence team of analysts: decisions are made at state level for state-wide uniformity; vapour products are included in the definition of tobacco products; and the taxable rate of e-liquids could raise by 40% in a proposed move.
The PRI party’s Senator Marcela Guerra Castillo has presented a new bill to legalise e-cigarettes in Mexico, in response to their continuing popularity. It is a bid to control the quality of products on the market. The bill legalises nicotine alternatives and establishes a level playing field for tobacco, heat-not-burn and vaping products. It takes a cautionary approach to their impact on health and introduces requirements above and beyond those of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
ECigIntelligence’s report on the Bay Area details how city and county regulation of e-cigarettes and vaping in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Fremont applies on top of California’s statewide rules
The US state of Indiana was forced to repeal a number of its e-cigarette regulations following a successful plea to a federal court of appeal. This report details the relevant law in the state as it stands now
A research paper which led to the headline claim that e-cigs can trigger lung disease “just like cigarettes” was picked up by the media more eagerly than other studies which came to less alarmist conclusions
The sale of e-cigarette products is banned in Mexico under the General Tobacco Control Law, although a modest e-cigarette market does exist. In 2015 Mexico’s highest court unanimously held that the regulator’s interpretation of Mexico’s Tobacco Control law is in violation of the constitution