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

14th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
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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.

Cole amendment misses deadline, but its backers won’t give up yet

4th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

Legislative language that would have changed the so-called grandfathering date on e-cigarettes set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not make it into a must-pass bill to keep the federal government open beyond the end of September.

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

30th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Poland
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Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco.

This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on combustible tobacco products.

Chances of grandfathering date change appear to lessen

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

A bid to change the grandfathering date of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations may not make it into the appropriations bill that faces an imminent deadline in Congress.

Required warning statements on U.S. advertisements

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The U.S. Final Deeming Rule requires that the advertisements of all covered tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, bear an addictiveness warning label statement. For tobacco products that do not contain nicotine, there is an alternative warning label statement for packages and advertisements.

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
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E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be passed by the end of 2016, or early 2017. The delay in transposition led the European Commission (EC) to take an infringement decision against Croatia.

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Nicopure rebuts FDA criticisms of its legal arguments

5th September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Washington D.C.
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Nicopure has filed a reply to arguments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that judges should drop a court challenge against the agency’s regulations for e-cigarettes.

Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

2nd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Nearly all smokers would be better off moving to lower-risk alternatives than giving up nicotine completely; taxing e-cigs has no rational justification; society should be prepared for more non-smokers to take up vaping; and tobacco control is often built on a “demonic possession theory”. These are among the conclusions of a provocative new paper published by the Institute of Economic Affairs and written by Carl V. Phillips.

U.S. policy wrong on vaping and nicotine, says study

2nd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Michigan
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A new study shows that youth e-cig users in the U.S. vape for flavours and not nicotine. The result has serious implications for future policy making decisions and justifications.

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The TPD: access all our latest news, reports and trackers

31st August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016. Older articles dating to the start of the year can be found on this summary page. Information preceding that can be located through the search facility or our archive of […]

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TPD infringement proceedings initiated against 19 member states

30th August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The EU has begun infringement proceedings against the majority of its member states for either tardy or poor transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into national regulations.

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

22nd August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a judge to throw out the consolidated case against its deeming regulations, arguing that the new rules for e-cigarettes were arrived at reasonably and that requiring them is within its power.

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

10th August 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

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Health and safety authorities advocate for e-cigs at home

5th August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory briefing

New advice from UK authorities advises consumers to switch from conventional smoking to vaping at home because of the reduced risk in fire as well as the health benefits for bystanders – particularly children.

Deeming regs: challenges to the sampling ban

29th July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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When the U.S. deeming regulations come into effect on 8th of August, the distribution of free e-liquid samples will be prohibited in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) justifies this ban as necessary for the protection of the public health but retailers believe it will undermine their profits without having a noticeable public health benefit. What challenges follow?

Will U.S. vapour taxes apply to synthetic nicotine?

29th July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Six U.S. states have enacted an excise tax on e-cigarettes and vapour products. Within these states – Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia – will synthetic nicotine be subject to tax?

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French manufacturer expands into U.S. despite regulatory fears

26th July 2016 - Business briefing |

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French e-liquid manufacturer Gaïatrend has strengthened its U.S. presence despite the uncertainty brought about by the FDA’s deeming regulations, and is confident they will be amended via one legal route or another.

Making a myth: teens, e-cigs, science and the media

25th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

California
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United States
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory briefing

A new U.S. study claiming to show a link between youth e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking has not only been criticised by many scientists working in the field, but also demonstrates how misconceptions and misinformation on the topic of vaping spread through the media.

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

30th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Europe
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Here is his presentation.