10th June 2014 - Regulatory reports |
Market insight • Current regulatory framework
Market insight • Current regulatory framework
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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.
The U.S. state of New Jersey could become the first to raise the age for purchase of smoking products, including e-cigarettes, to 21.
Market intelligence • Regulatory landscape • Advertising • EU law • Medical licensing
A new study reporting that American youth are being exposed to a growing amount of e-cigarette advertising on TV has led to further calls for marketing of the category to be regulated.
French legislators could soon be finally debating the health minister’s long-awaited proposals for a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in public places.
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.
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.
Law-makers in North Carolina are set to approve legislation imposing a tax on e-cigarettes far lower than that levied on conventional cigarettes.
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.
Market intelligence • Retail channels • Consumer spending patterns • Regulatory landscape • Specific provisions • Tax
The first comprehensive report on e-cigarettes in the European Union is now available to all ECigIntelligence subscribers.
With two years still to run before the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into practical force, there are hints already that regulation will bring about a consolidation in major e-cigarette markets.
A Texas vape store has won a rare victory in persuading its city council to reverse a ban on using e-cigarettes in the retail outlets that sell them.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There is little chance of nicotine use becoming grounds for dismissal from jobs across much of the U.S., according to legal experts.
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.
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.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing to rule on a challenge to the legality of plain packaging regulations for tobacco cigarettes.
A trade group that supports e-cigarettes used its spring conference on Monday to deliver a big dose of tough talk, as speaker after speaker warned that the industry faces a fight for its very future.
Top health officials from major U.S. metropolitan areas served notice Thursday that they will continue taking the lead in protecting their citizens’ health against the potential public risks posed by the booming industry.
The proposed new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a lukewarm welcome from the country’s mainstream media, with most editorialists backing the agency’s restrictions but suggesting it will have to go further.
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 European Union’s revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) becomes law in three weeks, setting it on the road to full implementation by member states in 2016.
Here is a round-up of the key facts on the U.S. e-cigarette regulation proposals released in Washington yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A little-noticed provision in the new regulations for e-cigarettes and other products proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to give the agency authority to extend its remit to novel tobacco products as yet uninvented.
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?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the overall probable impact of e-cigarettes on public health in formulating its new regulations released yesterday, according to the agency.
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.
One of the biggest, if least surprising, measures in today’s proposed U.S. regulations for e-cigarettes is the restriction of sale to over-18s.
The short history of e-cigarettes could mean they need a special system for assessing new products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests in its proposed regulations released today.
The new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will apply to cartridges as well as the e-cigs themselves, but some accessories may be exempt.
The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco cigarettes.
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.
The e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not prohibit flavourings – but the agency is leaving the door open for that to happen in the future.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to today release a draft of the long-awaited regulations which will enable it to control the production and sale of e-cigarettes.
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)
More details are emerging of likely changes to the Italian tax regime on e-cigarettes, following a court challenge to rules which came into effect in the new year.
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.
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.
The Society recommends that e-cigarettes be regulated like drugs and also recommends further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. http://www.separ.es/ C/ Provença, 108, Bajos 2ª 08029 Barcelona – ESPAÑA Tel. 934 878 565 Fax. 934 107 120 e-mail: email@example.com
The SEOM does not recommend the use of e-cigarettes at this time. It encourages further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. www.seom.org/ Velazquez, 7, 3rd floor. 28001 Madrid Tel: 91 577 52 81 Fax: 91 436 December 59 firstname.lastname@example.org
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