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EU’s safety agency gets on board with guidelines for lithium batteries

19th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

As the debate on the safety of lithium batteries continues, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published guidelines and recommendations about the carriage of e-cig batteries on flights.

The agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety published a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform both airlines and passengers of a safe way to carry their lithium batteries, including those used for e-cigarettes.

New views on nicotine: now the FDA is reconsidering NRT, too

16th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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As the US FDA gets to grips with its new focus on nicotine as a single marketplace, it is planning to take a fresh look at one of the longest-established non-combustible forms of the substance – nicotine replacement therapy

Brussels postpones tax decision on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

12th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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The European Commission has said it will review the future tax situation of e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products in 2019, and will not propose a revision of the Directive 2011/64/EU on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco now

Hardware waste management in the EU

8th January 2018 - Regulatory reports |

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The hardware and batteries used in e-cigarette products must be disposed of in line with EU legislation.
Packaging should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol, which indicates that hardware should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.

Shake and vape products represent almost third of Italian online market

5th January 2018 - Market reports |

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Italy
Market Research
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Market reports

In our latest look at the Italian market, we find that ready-to-use e-liquids, especially 10ml bottles, are the most common bottle sizes stocked on the top five websites, while 28% of the e-liquid products found at the top five online retailers are shake and vape products. Recently, Italy banned online nicotine sales and websites appear to have generally complied with the law

Mexico: a new bid to legalise e-cigs

5th January 2018 - Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory reports

The PRI party’s Senator Marcela Guerra Castillo has presented a new bill to legalise e-cigarettes in Mexico, in response to their continuing popularity. It is a bid to control the quality of products on the market. The bill legalises nicotine alternatives and establishes a level playing field for tobacco, heat-not-burn and vaping products. It takes a cautionary approach to their impact on health and introduces requirements above and beyond those of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

Tracker archive: EU TPD regulatory status

1st January 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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This is an older version of the ECigIntelligence EU country-by-country tracker; click here for the latest information.   ECigIntelligence is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information on the world’s e-cigarette markets. With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements our […]

E-cigarette industry and regulation: trackers and databases

1st January 2018 - Market database , Regulatory trackers |

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ECigIntelligence’s trackers and databases provide a powerful, flexible way to find information on the e-cigarette industry and its regulation around the globe. Simply select your area of interest to get started.

Regulation, creativity and variety – that was the e-cig year that was

27th December 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence’s review of the year gone by reflects the big stories of the e-cigarette world in 2017, the trends in regulation, the developing and diverging markets, the science and innovation, and peers into the crystal ball to consider where it all goes from here

Los Angeles: proactively restricting e-cigarettes

11th December 2017 - Regulatory reports |

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Los Angeles takes an active approach towards electronic cigarettes, including them in the definition of tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Retailing License and public smoking restrictions

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

6th December 2017 - Regulatory reports |

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Nearly all EU member states have interpreted article 13 of the European TPD to ban all claims related to health in the absence of a medical certificate. However, there may be a pathway to a reduced-risk classification.

FDA extends deadline for Philip Morris IQOS comments

4th December 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on Philip Morris International’s (PMI’s) modified risk tobacco product application (MRTPA) for its IQOS heated tobacco device and Heatstick consumables.

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

2nd December 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

Tighter regulation “is on the way” for e-cigs, according to the European Commission’s commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who sees “possibilities”  for “stronger regulation” to “stop advertising and online sales”

Tracker archive: combined TPD notifications, December 2017

1st December 2017 - 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.

Tracker archive: TPD regulatory status, December 2017

1st December 2017 - Tracker and database archives |

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With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this regulatory status tracker complements our suite of TPD information available to subscribers.

New regulatory initiatives create uncertainty in Italian e-cigarette market

17th November 2017 - Regulatory reports |

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Uncertainty surrounds the Italian e-cigarette market, following a number of recent regulatory decisions and initiatives. These include a court decision on the long-running issue of whether to tax nicotine-free e-liquids; proposals to ban online sales and limit offline sales; a range of potential new tax regimes; and new powers to shut down non-compliant online sellers.

The Arabian Gulf and Maghreb – widely separated on e-cig regulation

8th November 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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There are enormous differences between the so-called Arab nations of the Gulf and the Maghreb – not least in their very different approaches to e-cigs and their users