TPD does a good job on nicotine safety, says European Commission

20th May 2016 - News analysis |

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.

UK vape store pricing: online isn’t always cheaper

21st October 2015 - News analysis |

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.

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

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

In-depth: e-cigarette legislation in Cyprus, July 2015

30th July 2015 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 Regulatory landscape3 Current national regulatory framework4 Age restrictions5 Packaging and product restrictions6 Public usage7 Advertising and marketing restrictions8 Taxation9 Case law10 Enforcement11 The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw12 Graphic: how e-cigarette regulation will change in Cyprus There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page. » Continue Reading.

No evidence that e-cig trial leads to smoking, study finds

24th December 2014 - News analysis |

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.

Vapers “significantly less dependent” than smokers

17th December 2014 - News analysis |

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.

Do Minnesota’s young people really vape more than others?

23rd November 2014 - News analysis |

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.

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

19th October 2014 - News analysis |

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.

In depth: e-cigs in the U.S. – market and regulatory analysis

24th September 2014 - Country market reports , Country regulatory reports , Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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