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Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

9th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people has drawn both criticism and praise. Representatives of the industry claimed the report ignored the benefits e-cigarettes can provide to those trying to avoid cigarettes, while medical groups and other organisations praised it and its call
for action.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8th December 2016 - Business briefing |

Belgium
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Europe
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A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.

Regulatory tracker archive: e-cig regulation in Europe, December 2016

5th December 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Interactive map of e-cigarette regulation in the EU and EEA now and from 2016.

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Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1st December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in the Indiana state senate, has promised to address the law during the next session at its official […]

Archived tracker: combined TPD notifications, Dec 2016

1st December 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Washington conference will seek to untangle web of e-cig regulation

30th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

Industry experts, regulators, lawyers and researchers will consider the implications of a complex picture of e-cigarette regulation when they meet at a conference in Washington next week.

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

22nd November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Canada’s government today made its long-awaited move to end regulatory confusion with a new bill which puts vapour products in a category of their own, distinct from conventional tobacco.

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Public vaping bans can be bad for your health, researchers warn

22nd November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Northern Ireland
Scotland
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Regulatory briefing

Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics.

With Trump in the White House, is Cole-Bishop necessary?

18th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

While many in the U.S. e-cigarette world hope that the Cole-Bishop proposal to change the FDA’s grandfathering date could be the industry’s salvation, at least one commentator believes it should be abandoned in the light of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

Notifications accelerate as TPD deadline approaches fast

17th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory authorities across Europe are experiencing a rush of notifications as the TPD November 20th 2016 deadline approaches.

Israel looks set to follow EU or U.S. lead on e-cig legislation

16th November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in future legislative decisions.

UK local governments force e-cig users to vape in smoking areas

16th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

Local councils in the UK are flouting government advice by forcing e-cigarette users to vape in designated smoking areas. A request under Freedom of Information law found 87% of councils make no distinction between vaping and smoking.

Bulgaria brings in TPD regulation with the lightest of touches

15th November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Bulgaria has taken a gentle approach to adopting Europe’s TPD regulations. E-cigarettes are regarded as “tobacco-related” rather than tobacco products as such, and are treated more benignly than tobacco, with public usage allowed.

WHO discusses ENDS, continues taking fight to tobacco industry

10th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
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Regulatory briefing

As the third day of the World Health Organization’s seventh Conference of the Parties (COP7) came to a close in India, the WHO was busy pushing for all loopholes to be closed in article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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WHO criticised for closed-door talks as COP7 gets underway

8th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Amid protests from local farmers, the seventh session of the Conference of Parties is underway in New Delhi with a focus on the illegal tobacco trade and Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) – which the WHO has been critical of.

WHO comes under fire for “naive” report on possible harms

7th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

A negative report on e-cigarettes presented by the World Health Organization to the seventh session of the tobacco control conference in New Delhi has been scathingly criticised by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, which accuses the authors of the brief report of “naïvety”.

Regulation in Norway: ban on nicotine products likely to end

3rd November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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We strongly expect nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be legalised in Norway, where their sale has been banned until now. The anticipated move will come as a boost to the Norwegian vaping market, which has already grown by 18% since 2014.

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

26th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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This report examines the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco products in Europe, as well as some of the broader regulatory issues that they raise. It considers their treatment under the TPD; the question of whether they are smoking or smokeless products; and issues such as labelling, advertising and taxation. A detailed case study focuses on Italy.

Opinion: e-cig fears smoulder, but who remembers hoverboards?

19th October 2016 - Business briefing |

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China
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Recent news reports have lambasted hoverboards over safety concerns – prompting multiple retailers to drop listings. But is the threat over-rated? There are some striking similarities to similar news reports on e-cigarettes.

“Dark Web” warning as Europe gets wires crossed on cross-border sales

14th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
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Regulatory briefing

Proposed new rules intended to ease cross-border trade within the European Union threaten to create a catch-22 situation for e-cigarette retailers. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) allows EU member states to ban cross-border sales, the EU is working on proposals that could in effect force some e-commerce vendors to sell across borders.