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In depth: France regulatory and legal update, October 2014

29th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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Current regulatory framework • French courts and their precedents • Recent French regulatory initiatives • Implementation of TPD article 20 • Trade and consumer associations, case law and regulation

In depth: e-cigs in the UK – market and regulatory analysis

26th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview of usage data: “ever” users; tank usage; cigalike usage • Pricing and spend: online pricing; e-liquids; cigalikes; tank systems • Sales, distribution and marketing: online; offline; marketing; medical licensing for e-cigs • Brand ownership and M&A: different blends of acquisition and development; cigalikes • Raw materials and manufacturing • Current regulatory landscape • Advertising: regulatory control; advertising restrictions; the new CAP and BCAP rules; existing advertising restrictions; enforcement of advertising rules • TPD transposition: pre-transposition challenges to the TPD; transposition timeline; significant new rules for e-cigarettes: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards; possible impacts of Totally Wicked’s challenge on article 20 and e-cigarette regulation; overview of ECITA proposal • Medical licensing: marketing authorisation costs for medically licensed e-cigarette product in the UK; manufacturer/import authorisation; pharmacovigilance; wholesale • Existing legislation governing manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes in the UK • TPD implementation: the process of implementing EU directives in the UK; the transposition process.

In depth: e-cig advertising rules in Britain and France compared

24th October 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory control of advertising in the UK • Existing UK advertising restrictions • The New UK Rules • Non-statutory regulation of e-cigarette advertising in France • The two regimes: few similarities

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

19th October 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need for public place usage restrictions.

In depth: why the FDA treats vitamins easier than e-cigs

15th October 2014 - Market reports |

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Heavy-handed regulations for e-cigarettes • The DSHEA: a much lighter touch • Industry-friendly provisions for dietary supplements • Resisting tighter regulation for dietary supplements

Public health leaders debating e-cigs behind closed doors

14th October 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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As the world’s nations sit down at the Moscow World Trade Centre this afternoon to debate e-cigarette regulation, relations between the public health community and vaping activists appear likely to grow even frostier.

NGOs say WHO should prioritise further study, not regulation

10th October 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating e-cigs.

France plans public vaping ban, but goes harder on tobacco

26th September 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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France’s health minister yesterday presented her long-awaited proposals on smoking and vaping to the cabinet, going easier on e-cigs than on tobacco but still introducing a public place ban and advertising restrictions.

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In depth: e-cigs in the U.S. – market and regulatory analysis

24th September 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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A comprehensive survey of the U.S. e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size • Consumption patterns • Online pricing • Distribution • Raw material supply • E-cigarette usage surveys • Current U.S. e-cigarette regulation • The future of e-cigarette regulation in the United States • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Taxation of e-cigs • State and local government regulation case study – California • Public place restrictions by state and local governments • Challenging the deeming regulations – precedents • The FDA regulatory process • The role and influence of trade and consumer associations

In depth: Spain’s national regulations – and its next steps

22nd September 2014 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with tobacco regulation • Public use restrictions • Age restrictions • Packaging and point-of-sale requirements • Advertising restrictions • Medical claims • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • The decreto ley option

In depth: FDA deeming regs – the problems and solutions

19th September 2014 - Market reports |

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The proposed regulations • FDA e-cigarette information requests • Analysis of SFATA submission • SFATA’s proposed alternative • Analysis of AEMSA submission and proposals • Analysis of Totally Wicked submission and proposals • Conclusions

Updated: the WHO’s influence on global e-cig regulation

11th September 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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What the FCTC is • A global treaty • Broad scope of regulation • The regulatory framework • The FCTC in practice • No enforcement powers • Enforcement by signatories • Self-reporting • Shadow reporting • Influence on European legislation • Promoting tobacco regulation in the developing world • What does the FCTC mean for e-cigarettes • Current status of e-cigs • Political will to regulate • Structural barriers • Non-binding, but influential • Exclusion of e-cig firms • Regulatory options in detail

In depth: what will the WHO decide on e-cig regulation?

8th September 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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WHO’s basis for regulation • Political will to regulate • Regulatory proposals in detail • Likely impact of COP6 recommendations • Industry excluded from consultation? • Russia’s political situation and COP6 • Conclusions

In depth: how e-cig associations set standards, influence policy

3rd September 2014 - Market reports |

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France: influence on regulation and case law • France: influence on standards adoption • French and European associations’ influence on the TPD • UK: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards • UK: developing manufacturing standards • French and British approaches compared • U.S.: industry self-regulation • U.S.: association regulatory and lobbying efforts

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

26th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.

North Carolina allows prison inmates to buy e-cigarettes

13th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Prison inmates in North Carolina are to be allowed e-cigarettes, following an unusual law-making decision which implicitly gives official recognition to the products as substitutes for tobacco smoking.

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

10th August 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting critique of the agency’s approach from a U.S. vapers’ group.

In depth: little e-cig regulation in Poland, and not much likely

5th August 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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E-cigs are not tobacco products • E-cigs are relatively unregulated • Standard consumer protection law applies • No product standards or requirements • Public use restrictions in significant cities • Limits on local government power • No tobacco taxes, or other special taxes – yet • Implementation of the TPD: scope • Implementation of the TPD: timeline and process • Implementation of the TPD: industry and NGO input • Implementation of the TPD: regulatory authority • Tobacco regulation in Poland

No basis for tobacco-style rules, says review of e-cig science

3rd August 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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A new review of medical and public health research on e-cigarettes concludes that tobacco-style regulation is unjustifiably strict, but also suggests that further research is needed on health effects and the relationship of e-cigs to smoking.

Suicide attempt may heighten debate on e-liquid safety

2nd August 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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A German man’s attempt to kill himself by ingesting e-liquid could add to the clamour for regulating the availability, concentration, and packaging of nicotine-containing fluid on safety grounds.

City’s health director weighs in on Canadian e-cig confusion

24th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The director of public health for Canada’s second-largest city has called for national regulation specifically covering e-cigarettes, which would clarify the country’s confusing mixture of proclaimed prohibition and actual tolerance.

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Pressure still mounting on FDA over child safety requirements

24th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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An influential member of the U.S. Congress has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate child-proofing for e-liquid containers, as the wrangling over whether e-cigarettes pose a threat to young people rumbles on.

Many UK pharmacists will sell e-cigs to kids, survey finds

4th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Almost three out of four independent UK pharmacies failed to stop under-age consumers attempting to purchase an e-cigarette, according to a new investigation from two UK governmental bodies, Public Health England and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).

Poison risk to kids prompts proposal for NY e-liquid ban

3rd July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Campaigners have accused two New York state senators of failing to see the wood for the trees after they introduced a bill that could prevent businesses from selling, offering to sell or giving away e-liquids.

FDA, WHO petitioners advised to focus on public health

2nd July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed e-cigarette regulations should focus on public health and skip business issues, an industry organisation has advised.