Imperial Brands is to launch its Myblu Intense nicotine salt e-liquid in the US “later this month”, following its roll-out in UK supermarkets. Meanwhile, the next edition of its hardware for the Myblu pod system has become available
A class action lawsuit has been brought against Juul Labs alleging “false and deceptive” advertising and that Juul’s patented nicotine formula is more addictive than others
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned of impending deadlines for comment periods on several of its advanced notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
Using data from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), we take a look at the notified vaping products on the UK market and trends that have emerged since the European TPD was transposed in 2016
The New Zealand government is working on creating a regulatory framework for nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, expected to be more flexible than the regime in place in Europe
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy included a tax on e-liquids in the wide-ranging and controversial $37.4bn budget he finally signed, narrowly avoiding a shutdown of state services
Our overview of developments in Latin America explores the varying situation of e-cigarettes and vaping in the most developed markets in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru
In our latest look at America, we find the pod category has taken off with hundreds of new products entering the US market. In terms of product ranges and reported sales, open pod devices are replacing traditional basic devices
US and European Union officials have held high-level talks in Brussels on possible future co-operation over the regulation of nicotine-containing products and “a wide range of tobacco-related topics”
Should scientists describe e-cigarettes – which contain no tobacco – as tobacco products? Is ENDS a better term? The answer to both questions is a firm “no”, according to the editor of a leading journal
Our updated report on e-cig regulation in South Korea details the tough new warnings with graphic images which will be required on packets of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products
Iceland passed a new law to specifically regulate and potentially tax e-cigarettes for the first time at a legislative session held last week.
Juul Labs is responding to pressure from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and criticism from public authority figures by cutting models from its social media platforms in a bid to lower its profile with young people.
A British lawyer and engineer has warned manufacturers of nicotine-free e-liquid they still need to comply with legislation concerning the quality of liquids
Hong Kong plans to regulate HnB products in the same way as conventional cigarettes, lifting a rarely-enforced ban. But the current heavy restrictions on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes will remain
In our latest look at the Dutch regulations, we find that The Netherlands recently decided to go beyond the TPD, regulating nicotine-free e-cigs fully in the same way as nicotine containing ones
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids is not specifically regulated in France, and in a grey area as no law or competent authority has officially confirmed the legality of its use in an e-cigarette as a consumer product
In our latest look at the regulatory picture in Slovakia we see that e-cigarettes are not covered by any excise tax, e-cigs with and without nicotine have mild retail restrictions and notification is free of charge
A few weeks after the launch of the Juul vaping device on the Israeli market, the Ministry of Health has announced restrictive measures against its sale, claiming it contains too much nicotine
The market for cannabidiol (CDB) e-liquid is hotting up in Germany. It’s an emerging industry, so stakeholders are limited and no brand dominates, but new players are moving in as public interest continues to grow
The Greek Ministry of Health has issued two circulars on e-cig regulation, clearing up a legal grey area by insisting that both CBD and shake-and-vape products are banned in the country
The number of children under the age of six suffering exposure to liquid nicotine in the US has dropped since the introduction of federal legislation requiring it to be sold in childproof containers, a study found
Two years on from transposing the TPD, we can see physical stores leading Denmark’s e-cigarette retail market. However we believe an increase in availability of e-cigarettes through online vape stores is probable
E-cigarette companies in Kazakhstan – where e-cigs and heated tobacco products are currently zero-rated for tax – can expect to have to pay tax by 2020, according to the country’s health ministry
In our latest look at California’s regulations, we find that the wholesale tax is set to be adjusted in July and vaping is treated as tobacco in regards to public usage
While no German or EU law currently regulates CBD-infused e-liquids directly, and CBD is not in itself illegal, companies wishing to market CBD for vaping have plenty of legal issues to consider
Concern over a future European tax on e-cigarettes is sure to rise following the launch of a second consultation on the subject by European Union (EU) authorities.
Vape shops are springing up across Japan, attracting a mix of those wanting to quit smoking and gadget-loving hobbyists, despite a ban on nicotine e-liquid and the most developed heat-not-burn (HnB) sector in the world
The government of India appears to be very close to taking action against nicotine e-cigarettes – “regulating, including banning, the manufacture, import, sale and any kind of trade in nicotine” or devices that enable its use
Spain transposed the EU TPD into national law in 2017. Law 28/2005 in its consolidated version now regulates all aspects of the use, sale and promotion of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes
The Tobacco 21 movement, which aims to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, is sweeping through legislatures across the US – and with it come other fresh restrictions on e-cigarettes
ECigIntelligence looks at the pricing and products range in e-liquids and hardware categories across the top five e-cigarette retailer websites in the UK and finds a shift towards advanced hardware products
Poland continues to tighten its grip on the e-cigarette industry, as a new bill proposes that new products will have to be approved by a Polish government agency before being launched on the domestic market.
The Minnesota House of Representatives is considering a bill that would clean up the definition of “wholesale sales price” as it relates to e-cigarettes, affecting state taxes
What laws regulate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids across the European Union – and what regulatory regime is likely to apply in the future? Our report finds the clear lines in a legal grey area
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis. While the cannabis plant itself, and many drugs that are extracted from it, are illegal in most parts of the world, CBD, which is non-intoxicating, is not
Thirteen warning letters have been sent by the US FDA and the Federal Trade Commission to e-liquid and e-cigarette sellers identified by them as labelling or advertising their products in a way that attracts young people
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has reportedly lifted the sales ban on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes issued in 2015 by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (BLV)
The nature of closed-system pods is changing fast and if the current generation of large-sized mod systems is relegated primarily to hobbyists, could this be the death knell for vape stores in China?
The Greek Ministry of Health recently published a statement on its website that electronic cigarettes without nicotine are not legal in the country “in accordance with national and European legislation”.
ECigIntelligence presents cross-country analysis of Q4 2017 for the hardware categories, covering all the basic and advanced starter kits, mods, tanks and rebuildable atomisers (RBAs)
The regulation of vaping products in Hungary is substantially derived from the European TPD, but remains the most severe in the EU – although enforcement of many of the rules does appear to be slackening
In this special report, ECigIntelligence looks at how heated tobacco (heat-not-burn) and hybrid products are gaining ground in the world’s tobacco and vapour market
The Australian government is facing growing dissent on a number of fronts to its continuing ban on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes. And one federal senator has vowed to block all government health legislation until the ban is dropped
Opinions on the future of the Japanese e-cigarette market at the country’s first vape sector tradeshow were mixed, with some optimism despite the continuing ban on nicotine e-liquid and the dramatic success of HnB products
A new court order reinforcing e-cigarette bans in the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab underlines the complexity of enforcement in a country where restrictions on vapour products have been slowly accumulating for years.
ECigIntelligence returns to look at South Korea, where the heated tobacco market emerged in in 2017 when PMI launched IQOS — a move that was followed by the launches of both Glo and Lil
With both products growing in popularity, in this report In this report ECigIntelligence looks at the range of pod vape kits available and also the range of nicotine salts among the top 20 Canadian online retailers
Montenegro’s health ministry has drafted a TPD-style proposal that will regulate nicotine vaping products in the country for the first time as it prepares to join the European Union in 2025
A long-awaited parliamentary report into the legalisation of e-cigarettes has delivered both an official blow and an accompanying glimmer of hope for vaping businesses in Australia