The EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and national legislation are broadly sufficient to protect the public from nicotine poisoning, an official European study has concluded. But it does recommend further consumer education on the risks of ingestion, as well as tight control of industrial nicotine.
E-cigarette designers may have found a way around the restrictions on maximum e-liquid tank size in the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
Harm reduction vs the precautionary principle is an issue which has split public-health experts since the HIV epidemic of the 1980s, and still underlies debates over e-cigarette regulation such as the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
New guidance for stop-smoking services in the UK demonstrates how e-cigarettes can contribute to smoking cessation.
Bristol City Council is openly advocating for the use of e-cigarettes as part of nicotine replacement therapy proceedings, marking a change from normal local government views on e-cigs.
A new study commissioned by Hong Kong’s Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) purports to show significant problems with carcinogens in vapour from electronic cigarettes, leading the organisation to reiterate its calls for a complete ban on the products.
A new study estimates that somewhere between 16,000 and 22,000 more people have been able to successfully quit conventional cigarettes for at least a year thanks to electronic cigarettes.
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.
E-cigarette manufacturers may have a choice of mechanisms for safe refilling of their products under the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD).
Pax Labs has successfully secured an American patent for its nicotine salt e-liquid formulation, and has announced expanded European distribution for its heat-not-burn Pax 2 device.
The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to require child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine offered for sale.
The e-cigarette industry in Malaysia has been thrown into chaos by health ministry raids on vape shops that sell nicotine-containing e-liquid.
A French government agency found significant irregularities in tested e-liquid samples and e-cigarette chargers.
A lack of competition has left the south and east of England with the highest average pricing in vape stores – but prices across the UK generally remain remarkably competitive with online sellers, according to new research from ECigIntelligence.
Regulators should set a standard methodology for the pharmacokinetic tests that measure how much nicotine is in vapers’ or smokers’ blood, say scientists at British American Tobacco (BAT).
Experienced users should not be dismissed as unreliable sources of insight when e-cigarettes are being discussed, and their advice can be valuable for those just starting to vape or considering it, according to a British researcher.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is expanding its presence in the international e-cigarette market through the acquisition of Poland’s major supplier and formalising its co-operation with U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds American.
Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change
Public Health England has voiced its support for e-cigarettes backed by newly commissioned research into their potential impact on consumer health and use in harm reduction as well as smoking cessation.
An in-depth look at the regulation and legislation ruling the South Korean e-cigarette market.
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New York state’s attorney general has cracked down on e-cigarette firms that violate state laws against selling e-liquids without child-proof packaging.
Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Conclusions
A new study has downplayed concerns about youth e-cigarette use in the UK and even suggested that some minors may be using e-cigs in attempts to give up smoking.
A new advertising campaign from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent shock waves through the e-cigarette sector, with many claiming it demonstrates official bias against the products. But is that a fair reading of the CDC’s ads?
Tobacco-flavoured e-liquid contains significantly lower levels of harmful compounds than tobacco itself, even when the flavouring is produced from cured tobacco leaves, new research suggests.
Vaping in TV commercials may increase smokers’ urge to reach for a cigarette and decrease optimism among those that quit tobacco, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication suggests.
Imperial Tobacco’s Fontem Ventures does not plan to create a nicotine oral strip similar to Nicoccino’s, despite launching a new brand of caffeinated strip called Reon.
Canada is taking the first steps toward much-desired federal regulation of e-cigarettes with the release of a parliamentary committee report making detailed recommendations on the shape of national law.
A flurry of health scares about vaping in the mainstream media has seemed to gather force in recent months. But they do not always accurately represent the science.
Executive summary • Introduction • Dutch regulatory powers • Previous Dutch e-cig regulation • New regulation in detail • Definition of e-cigarette • Advertising • Ingredients • Additives • Packaging • Instruction leaflet • Child-proofing • E-liquid volume and nicotine concentration • What next?
The top public health official in the state of California has all but declared war on e-cigarettes, in a pair of reports that focus closely on the products’ purported health risks while repudiating their claimed benefits.
Californian legislators will soon consider another proposal to bring e-cigarettes into the ambit of tobacco legislation, with effects including a widespread ban on vaping in public places.
Trying nicotine through experimentation with e-cigarettes does not seem likely to lead to a tobacco smoking habit, according to new research from Oklahoma which casts tentative doubt on the “gateway hypothesis” of e-cigs as a pathway to conventional cigarettes.
Relatively little scientific work has been done on comparing dependence on nicotine via tobacco with dependence on the substance via other delivery vehicles. But new U.S. research attempts to answer this question using a new index of dependence created specifically for the comparison.
E-liquid has no short-term deleterious effect on human lung cells, according to a German e-cig manufacturer which commissioned research comparing the vapour of nicotine-containing liquid with tobacco smoke.
A basic chemical analysis of e-liquids could soon be provided by simple handheld devices.
Executive summary • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Raw materials and manufacturing
Europe’s largest outsourced manufacturing facility for nicotine products is to open in the UK city of Liverpool.
American e-liquid manufacturers face a significant rise in paperwork from the deeming regulations currently being finalised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a consultancy has warned.
The two largest countries in the world are preparing to launch strict anti-tobacco regulation which could open up huge markets for e-cigarettes or squash them at a hardly-developed stage.
Smokers seeking alternatives to the combustible cigarette face problems that neither e-cigs nor nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can fully solve, according to the CEO of a Swedish firm which is taking a completely different technology approach.
Legislators in Canada’s most populous province are considering a comprehensive e-cig bill which would prohibit vaping in public enclosed spaces, limit in-store marketing, forbid sale to minors, and make flavour bans possible.
Nearly 20% of middle and high school students in Minnesota have tried vaping, a proportion about three times higher than the national average – but the public health researchers who produced the figure have cautioned against assuming that it represents a major problem for the state.
E-cigarettes may be more effective than previously thought in reducing craving for tobacco cigarettes and helping people quit smoking, according to a group of Belgian scientists who partially attribute their results to the use of second-generation e-cigs.
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 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.
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
Things are changing at Philip Morris International (PMI), with new plans for tackling the reduced risk tobacco products sector.
The U.S. state of Missouri is to legally distinguish between e-cigarettes and tobacco products, following disagreement among law-makers which saw legislation passed, then vetoed, and finally reinstated.