13th November 2014 - Regulatory briefing |
Public pressure has led to an about-face on e-liquid flavours by the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Public pressure has led to an about-face on e-liquid flavours by the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in Europe.
The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigarettes • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations and industry standards • Appendix 1: provincial and territorial tobacco regulation in Canada • Appendix 2: market authorisation in Canada
The tempestuous relationship between New York City and e-cigarettes is continuing with the introduction of a bill that would ban flavoured e-cigs and e-liquids.
Marlboro maker Altria has pushed out its MarkTen e-cig to nearly 80,000 U.S. stores, with more due to start stocking the product soon, and is working with retailers to get maximum exposure on their shelves.
British plans for comprehensive legislation on e-cigarettes could be published as early as January 2015, according to a new report from ECigIntelligence.
Current regulatory framework • French courts and their precedents • Recent French regulatory initiatives • Implementation of TPD article 20 • Trade and consumer associations, case law and regulation
The U.S. e-cigarette market is worth more than previously estimated, thanks in part to increased growth in sales of refillable tank systems, according to new research from ECigIntelligence.
A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview of usage data: “ever” users; tank usage; cigalike usage • Pricing and spend: online pricing; e-liquids; cigalikes; tank systems • Sales, distribution and marketing: online; offline; marketing; medical licensing for e-cigs • Brand ownership and M&A: different blends of acquisition and development; cigalikes • Raw materials and manufacturing • Current regulatory landscape • Advertising: regulatory control; advertising restrictions; the new CAP and BCAP rules; existing advertising restrictions; enforcement of advertising rules • TPD transposition: pre-transposition challenges to the TPD; transposition timeline; significant new rules for e-cigarettes: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards; possible impacts of Totally Wicked’s challenge on article 20 and e-cigarette regulation; overview of ECITA proposal • Medical licensing: marketing authorisation costs for medically licensed e-cigarette product in the UK; manufacturer/import authorisation; pharmacovigilance; wholesale • Existing legislation governing manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes in the UK • TPD implementation: the process of implementing EU directives in the UK; the transposition process.
Download a spreadsheet containing product and online ranking data for 30 UK e-cigarette brands and suppliers – plus pricing analysis for cigalikes, disposables, tank starter kits, e-liquids, and clearomisers; analysis of availability through major retailers; and details of manufacturing claims.
Reynolds American and Lorillard, the two U.S. tobacco giants expected to merge next year, both expressed great expectations for e-cigs in announcing their latest quarterly financials.
Regulatory control of advertising in the UK • Existing UK advertising restrictions • The New UK Rules • Non-statutory regulation of e-cigarette advertising in France • The two regimes: few similarities
The portrayal of e-cigarettes on YouTube is overwhelmingly positive, with only 2% of videos on the sharing site depicting the products in a negative light, according to a new report published by BMC Public Health.
The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need for public place usage restrictions.
This week’s World Health Organization (WHO) conference on tobacco control looks likely to recommend that nations ban e-cigarette advertising.
Two of the biggest U.S. cigalike manufacturers, Lorillard and Logic, have introduced tank systems for the first time.
Heavy-handed regulations for e-cigarettes • The DSHEA: a much lighter touch • Industry-friendly provisions for dietary supplements • Resisting tighter regulation for dietary supplements
Britain’s advertising standards-setters today published their new guidelines for e-cigarette ads, welcomed by the industry, imposing no unexpected restrictions, and allowing e-cigs to be shown in TV commercials for the first time.
Britain’s advertising watchdog has censured e-cigarette maker Ten Motives for a direct mail item which showed an e-cig stuck into an ice cream, saying it was “likely to be appealing to children”.
Engagement and loyalty-building with individual consumers will grow increasingly important for e-cigarette brands in Europe, according to industry experts. But will forthcoming regulation allow it to happen in the easiest place – online – or will it force brands to rely on establishing connections with their customers through retail stores? […]
France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising restrictions.
A comprehensive survey of the U.S. e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size • Consumption patterns • Online pricing • Distribution • Raw material supply • E-cigarette usage surveys • Current U.S. e-cigarette regulation • The future of e-cigarette regulation in the United States • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Taxation of e-cigs • State and local government regulation case study – California • Public place restrictions by state and local governments • Challenging the deeming regulations – precedents • The FDA regulatory process • The role and influence of trade and consumer associations
Market size • Form factors • Individual usage • Retail channel • Major Spanish retailers • Recent upheavals
Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with tobacco regulation • Public use restrictions • Age restrictions • Packaging and point-of-sale requirements • Advertising restrictions • Medical claims • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • The decreto ley option
E-cig sales volumes are continuing to grow in U.S. convenience stores as Big Tobacco rolls out its products, although a decline in prices means the value of the sector is dropping.
Britain’s medicines regulator has issued a product licence for the nicotine inhaler Voke, which will be sold by British American Tobacco’s subsidiary Nicoventures and looks likely to be the closest pharmaceutically-approved competitor to the e-cigarette.
Queensland is set to become the first state in Australia subjecting e-cigarettes to the same laws as conventional tobacco products.
Thailand’s government is planning to clamp down harder on the import of e-cigarettes, seeking to close potential loopholes in the products’ confusing legal situation.
Tobacco giant Lorillard has filed an injunction in the UK courts against Zippo Manufacturing, the legendary producer of lighters, seeking to protect its Blu e-cigarette trademarks in Europe.
The British e-cigarette maker found to have diacetyl in one of its e-liquids handled this week’s ensuing fallout correctly, according to a crisis management expert.
Smokers and cigalike users are adopting tanks, thanks to product innovation. But will the next generation of tank users have the same tastes and preferences as current customers?
Consumer protection authorities in Utah are threatening online e-cig sellers with nearly $1m in fines over misleading claims and unauthorised credit card charges.
Download a spreadsheet containing product and online ranking data for more than 40 U.S. e-cigarette suppliers – plus pricing analysis for disposables, cartridges, e-liquids, clearomisers and starter kits.
Is the typical American vaper a young, divorced father with a bar-hopping habit, prog-rock tastes and not much of a career?
The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.
The increasing presence of Big Tobacco in e-cigarettes could prove to be a significant benefit for the sector, according to Miguel Martin, president of U.S. e-cig firm Logic.
Download a spreadsheet containing product, online ranking and retail channel data for 61 Polish e-cigarette suppliers – plus pricing analysis for e-liquids, starter kits and clearomisers.
This spreadsheet contains product, pricing, online ranking, and retail channel data for 102 French e-cigarette suppliers.
Zippo Manufacturing, maker of the famous cigarette lighter, has won a round in its worldwide legal dispute over the use of the brand name Blu – also employed by Lorillard for its market-leading e-cigarette.
Low brand loyalty, low tobacco prices and the popularity of online auctions are among the factors keeping down the value of the Polish e-cigarette sector, but it remains one of Europe’s larger markets.
Does the future of the e-cigarette industry lies in bricks-and-mortar retail sales rather than online?
India’s main tobacco cigarette supplier has launched its first e-cig in two major cities, with the promise of a national rollout to come.
Prison inmates in North Carolina are to be allowed e-cigarettes, following an unusual law-making decision which implicitly gives official recognition to the products as substitutes for tobacco smoking.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting critique of the agency’s approach from a U.S. vapers’ group.
Lorillard’s brand Blu retains around a 40% share of the U.S. mainstream retail market for e-cigarettes, an enviable position in many categories. But there are signs in the firm’s latest financial results and in measurement data that its ascendance is slowing, and that if Imperial Tobacco takes over the Blu brand as expected early next year, it will not be inheriting an unstoppable market leader.
A €500m market? • Tanks are most popular • The French online market • Tabacs: a shadow over vibrant vape stores
U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is losing its best-selling e-cigarette brand Blu to British counterpart Imperial Tobacco, as part of a complex four-way deal which sees Reynolds American pay $27bn for Lorillard while Imperial picks up a number of key brands from both.
Divisions among British pharmacists over whether to sell e-cigarettes, and who to, have been further highlighted this week by a survey showing that a substantial minority would support making the products available to under-18s.
V2 clear leader in online visitors • Wide range of e-liquid prices • Disposables: average prices vary less • Rechargeables: again, a narrow price range
Almost three out of four independent UK pharmacies failed to stop under-age consumers attempting to purchase an e-cigarette, according to a new investigation from two UK governmental bodies, Public Health England and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).
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