New trial available: Click on any alert below and access our regulatory alerts and get timely notifications sent to your inbox for 7 days.
Access our regulatory alerts and get timely notifications sent to your inbox for 7 days
Your display name will appear here.
Please enter a username.
UK: The Department of Health and Social Care could start a consultation next week on the possible disposables ban, press reports.
UK: The Times has reported that the Conservative Party has received a donation of £350,000 from Supreme 8 Ltd, a vaping company, questioning
UK: Junior environmental secretary Rebeca Pow reiterated that the government will review the existing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations in 2023. The aim
UK: In 2022, 8.7% of respondents to the UK annual population survey reported that they were currently vaping both daily and occasionally, while the
UK: Yesterday (5th September), member of parliament Helen Hayes, from the Labour Party, proposed a bill prohibiting e-cigarettes from being advertised, branded and
UK - Scotland: Yesterday (5th September), the first minister, Humza Yousaf, said the government will consult on measures to curb the sale of
UK: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing two complaints about the advertising of disposable vapes with a potentially misleading environmental message, media reports.
UK: The thorough enforcement of e-cigarette rules continues over the summer. After conducting test purchasing, local authority Trading Standards in Scotland found that
UK: In an in-depth piece about the UK market, a Financial Times journalist reports that according to a Freedom of Information request "NHS
UK: Junior health minister Neil O’Brien told MPs that the UK delegation to the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on
UK: On 29th June in the House of Commons, several MPs raised the issues of disposables, age and flavour restrictions. A conservative, Caroline Johnson,
UK: The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published an Enforcement Notice that underlines the restrictions on advertising e-cigarettes on social media, and
UK: Ash Scotland – Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) – has called on the Scottish government to consider adopting Australia’s e-cigarette by
UK: The first quarter of 2023 saw 15 cases of children aged nine or under needing medical attention in England due to "excessive
UK: More than 2.5m illicit e-cigarettes have been seized by 125 local authorities since the beginning of 2020, the Guardian reports. Most non-compliant
UK: National Trading Standards has already started work on data collection and intelligence analysis of the illicit vaping market, said junior health secretary
UK: “There are no current plans to ban...over-the-counter sales of vapes or to make vapes only available to people who are taking part
UK: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) today called on the UK government to ban disposable e-cigarettes “due to their disproportionate use
UK: A loophole that allows the vaping industry to give free vape samples to children in England is set to be closed, the
UK: Discussing plastic pollution, member of Parliament Richard Foord raised the role of disposables, cartridges and cigarette butts in the pollution of oceans.
UK - Scotland: Health minister Jenni Minto said it’s a priority to consider a range of steps to tackle vaping, including use of
UK: The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has backed a call by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) for tougher regulations on the packaging,
UK - Scotland: Humza Yousaf, the first minister of Scotland, has said that the environmental impact of disposable vapes will be addressed in
UK - Scotland: The percentage of adults who currently vape – somewhere between 5% and 13.2% – is increasing, according to the latest
UK: Junior health secretary, Neil O'Brien, has said that the government does not plan to ban vaping in public enclosed places or in
UK: The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is working on a plan for the new illicit vaping enforcement squad, junior health minister Neil O’Brien
UK: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided that a TikTok post by the TV personality and online influencer George Baggs about HQD Tech e-cigarette constituted
UK: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a challenge brought by Imperial Tobacco against an advertisement for Elf Bar. The ASA found that a
UK: In answer to a written parliamentary question, junior health minister Neil O’Brien said there were no current plans to increase the purchasing age
UK: Junior environment minister Trudy Harrison told MPs yesterday during a debate on litter that the government is aware of the growing usage of disposable
UK: Junior health minister Neil O’Brien yesterday told MPs during a debate on under-age vaping that Trading Standards was to receive an additional £3m
UK: Prime minister Rishi Sunak has told MPs that he recognises concern over the impact of disposable e-cigarettes on the environment and their appeal to
UK: Prime minister Rishi Sunak has criticised the vaping industry for designing ads and flavours that appeal to children. He said a “crack-down squad” was
UK - England: The government today announced a new “swap to stop” scheme intended to lower the smoking rate to 5% or below. Smokers across
UK: Kevin Hollinrake, junior secretary for business and trade, said that the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has discussed Elf Bar e-cigarettes
UK: Junior health secretary Neil O'Brien has said that there is currently no evidence that young people move from using vapes to tobacco
UK: Though there are no immediate plans for a ban, the government is concerned by the increasing use of disposable vaping products, particularly
UK: The government will unveil a set of proposals in the coming weeks aimed at realising the goal of a “Smokefree 2030” and
UK: Lancashire Police and Trading Standards officers last week seized 1,024 counterfeit e-cigarettes and tobacco products in the town of Preston. Together they would have
UK: Junior environment secretary, Rebecca Pow, said that the Environment Agency has not received any complaints on disposable vaping devices in the last
UK: As announced in yesterday’s Spring Budget, all tobacco taxes, including on heated tobacco, have increased in line with the Retail Price Index
UK - Scotland: Glasgow City Council yesterday responded to the ongoing Scottish government review of the environmental impact of disposable e-cigarettes by calling for
UK: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today published a decision against an advertisement for Riot e-liquid, which it said breached the Committees of Advertising Practice
UK: The government has no plans to ban vaping in public enclosed places, junior health minister Neil O’Brien told members of Parliament (MPs).
UK: There are no current plans to reduce nicotine levels in vapour products, junior health minister Neil O’Brien said in reply to a written