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Thai e-cig ban considered as illegal market grows

9th June 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Thailand is seeking to formally regulate e-cigarettes, with some calling for a complete prohibition, amid concerns that existing tobacco legislation is inadequate for the purpose and that an illegal market is flourishing.

European elections threaten political quagmire for TPD

30th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The process of drawing up detailed rules on e-cigarettes to implement the new European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could become mired in political disagreements, following a European Parliament election which has fragmented power in Brussels.

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

29th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.

Vapers are dealt a losing hand by Macau casino smoking law

27th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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Tightened rules on smoking in casinos in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau raise the question of whether China could consider e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, as its nationwide controls on smoking gradually gain momentum.

In depth: regulatory and market impacts of the European TPD

25th May 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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The first comprehensive report on e-cigarettes in the European Union is now available to all ECigIntelligence subscribers.

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Fontem patents could give Imperial an advantage at FDA

19th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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E-cigarette patents held by Imperial Tobacco could give the company an advantage in the U.S. market, if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes ahead with plans to make obtaining regulatory approval easier for pre-2007 products.

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FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

18th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, drawing a decidedly mixed response from the panel’s top Democrat and Republican alike.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.

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Illinois to make child-proofing mandatory for e-liquid bottles?

13th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. state of Illinois is considering making child locks for bottles of e-liquid mandatory, a move which would give the state stricter rules than those planned by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Obama’s choice for health job is pushed for view on flavours

9th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate e-cigarettes.

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U.S. senators bid to ban vaping in the corridors of D.C. power

8th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The world’s most powerful deliberative body has been asked to decide a question that sounds both simple and modern: to vape or not to vape. But leading Democrats – whose party currently holds power in the U.S. Senate – are once again discovering just how deliberative that august body can be.

SEC (Sociedad Española de Cardiología) (Spanish Society of Cardiology)

30th April 2014 - Resources |

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The SEC does not recommend e-cigarettes as a valid way to quit conventional tobacco and would like to see emergency regulation and control implemented. www.secardiologia.es/ Calle de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nº 5 y 7 Madrid 28028, España) Teléfono: 91 724 23 70 Fax: 91 724 23 71 Contact via online form

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and implementation.

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FDA’s product approval process is biggest worry for e-cig sector

25th April 2014 - Business briefing |

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The deeming regulations on e-cigarettes issued yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were largely expected by the industry and greeted without panic, although concerns were raised over the product approval process and the underlying philosophy of regulating all nicotine-containing products in a similar way.

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new products.

FDA’s leader promised action… and the audience just laughed

25th April 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drew laughter from a Washington, D.C. audience this week when she promised that the agency’s long-delayed deeming rules on e-cigarettes and other products were imminent.

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?

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D.C. reaction: age rules praised, tolerance of flavours criticised

24th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Key Democratic members of Congress on Thursday eagerly welcomed the long-delayed proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the agency’s regulatory authority over the e-cigarette industry and other tobacco products, while Republican law-makers remained more muted.

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Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

24th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place usage.

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

23rd April 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)

Association fears FDA rules could hamper sector´s growth

22nd April 2014 - Business briefing |

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The intentions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on e-cigarette regulation remain opaque today, after an industry association abandoned plans to publish the agency’s proposed rule on new smoking products.

Could EU directive be a model
for U.S. treatment of e-cigs?

16th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The European Parliament’s new rules on e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) have grabbed the attention of key members of the U.S. Senate, generating mixed reactions on whether it should influence the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the products.