French doctors, officially barred from giving advice on vaping, have been offered a set of recommendations on how to answer patients’ questions about e-cigarettes – and which groups of patients they can be most useful for.
A billboard advertisement showing Santa Claus vaping has been banned by UK regulators over concerns it might appeal to children.
Two new real-world studies of the (relatively) long-term health effects of vaping come to very different conclusions: one very positive about reduced cancer danger, the other sounding a warning about possible cardiovascular implications.
How effective – and in particular how cost-effective – can e-cigarettes be at a national level in the battle against smoking? These are questions governments and researchers are starting to take seriously.
Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety standards.
Blu cigarette-shredding campaign flirts with smoking cessation claims while appearing to stay within the letter of the UK law.
A challenge to the UK’s snus ban has been sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, where judges could decide to overturn the entire EU’s prohibition on the powdered tobacco product.
The New Nicotine Alliance is to join an attempt by manufacturer Swedish Match to overturn the UK’s snus ban. If successful, the bid could lead to the smokeless tobacco product being legalised throughout the EU.
ECigIntelligence has launched a series of professional e-learning courses about key developments in the e-cigarette sector. The first online tutorial tells you all you need to know about e-cigarette advertising in the UK following the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change…
A new small-scale study has cast some doubt on the difficulty of differentiating smoking and vaping as well as whether public vaping renormalises tobacco use.
While few European medical bodies have provided guidance on e-cigarettes for general practitioners, the British Heart Foundation is hoping to fill that gap in the UK through a new study.
St Helens rugby league club is to rename its ground the Totally Wicked Stadium in a sponsorship deal which also includes shirt advertising – and could run foul of the European TPD ban on cross-border e-cig sponsorship.
France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in May.
A new report shows that the sale of vaping products to under-18s is still happening in England and vape shops must accept some of the blame.
The UK’s Department of Health has asked the European Commission to “provide its interpretation” of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) with respects to the 2ml limits on e-cigarette tanks.
E-cigarette regulators should demand less comprehensive scientific research for products that are only variants of existing ones, a senior tobacco industry scientist has suggested.
Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics.
Regulatory authorities across Europe are experiencing a rush of notifications as the TPD November 20th 2016 deadline approaches.
Local councils in the UK are flouting government advice by forcing e-cigarette users to vape in designated smoking areas. A request under Freedom of Information law found 87% of councils make no distinction between vaping and smoking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) showed no signs of softening in its attitude toward reduced-risk products as its biannual tobacco control conference came to a close in India.
The Welsh are attempting to pass the Public Health Bill once again. This time minus a ban on public vaping.
Proposed new rules intended to ease cross-border trade within the European Union threaten to create a catch-22 situation for e-cigarette retailers. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) allows EU member states to ban cross-border sales, the EU is working on proposals that could in effect force some e-commerce vendors to sell across borders.
A new UK government body consultation will look at possibilities for new rules on e-cigarette advertising in the UK including whether limited health claims should be permitted for non-medically licensed e-cigs.
A new report shows how different point of sale advertising restrictions are in six EU member states.
A new study published in The BMJ by researchers at University College London tests the contentious view that e-cigs, far from aiding in smoking cessation, can in fact undermine motivation to quit.
A new study investigating young people’s perceptions of vaping and smoking has generated dramatic media headlines in the UK despite the tentative nature of the research findings.
Four out of ten English retailers are still unsure about age restrictions on e-cigarette products, according to a new review.
New advice from UK authorities advises consumers to switch from conventional smoking to vaping at home because of the reduced risk in fire as well as the health benefits for bystanders – particularly children.
The UK will launch a consultation on taxation for heat-not-burn products later this year.