25th September 2020 - Regulatory trackers |
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The EU scientific committee concluded that there is weak evidence “for the support of electronic cigarettes’ effectiveness in helping smokers to quit” and warned about the addiction that nicotine can produce in young people
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has relaxed its position on e-cigarettes, deciding they can be available legally from pharmacies if prescribed by a doctor “to support smoking cessation”
A widely reported university study has called for the terminology of vaping to be more accurate – but how accurate is the language of the study itself?
Tobacco control advocates in Indonesia have questioned the government’s lack of progress on revising the regulation on the safety of addictive ingredients in tobacco products and urged it to get the ball rolling
Many smokers believe vaping is at least as harmful as combustible cigarettes, despite e-cigarettes’ lower production of toxicants and carcinogens; researchers in England have been examining why
The European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) believes the use of e-cigarettes for adult smoking cessation could be a “sensible argument”, but argues that more scientific evidence is needed
German online vaping retailers may no longer be allowed to promote e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking after a regional court ruled that the practice violates the federal Tobacco Act
The recent news that the British government is to scrap Public Health England and replace it with a new institute makes this an appropriate moment to look back at some of PHE’s achievements in creating policies and evidence on tobacco-alternative products. Since it was set up in April 2013 to “bring public health specialists into […]
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The sale of flavoured e-cigarettes will be illegal in California from January 2021 after the US state’s governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to ban them from the market
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Was the much-trumpeted rise in youth vaping responsible for last year’s outbreak of vape-related lung injury (EVALI) in the US? The short answer can be given in one word
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a final decision that leaves the sale of all tobacco-alternative products banned in the country, while still allowing e-cigarettes on prescription only
Taiwan appears to be heading for a blanket ban on e-cigarettes, while leaving the door ajar for the possible approval of heated tobacco products
Officials in the US state of Montana have reversed course and will drop plans to ban sales of flavoured vaping products after opposition from state lawmakers
Do restrictions on e-cigarettes, such as flavour bans, send users back to smoking? No doubt it’s the law of unintended consequences at work, but the answer would seem to be “yes”
The UK government is to create a new body replacing Public Health England (PHE) with a single command structure focused on tackling COVID-19 and “protecting the nation’s health”
Would it be appropriate to ban e-cigarettes for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s what some US Congress members are calling for
A spike in new cases of COVID-19 in Spain has prompted the national government to prohibit smoking and vaping in all public spaces where it is not possible to ensure a 2m social distance
The State of Mexico – the most populous of the country’s 32 states – wants to ban the use of e-cigarettes in spaces such as bars, restaurants and workplaces
Sales of closed-system e-cigarettes in South Korea were down by 80% in the first half of 2020, a fall attributed by the government to its own ongoing policy efforts to discourage vaping
The Union of Vaping Promoters and Entrepreneurs (UPEV) has taken the anti-tobacco campaign from the Ministry of Health to the Spanish Ombudsman amid “hurting industry interests”
The EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) spent more than €180m in 2019 on public health policies, including a study on the TPD and a media campaign on novel tobacco products
The World Health Organization (WHO) says progress in the adoption of tobacco control and taxation policies is uneven across Europe amid an increase in e-cigarette use among young people
There have been a few signs lately that some in the world’s most vape-friendly nation may be experiencing a frisson of doubt
Around half Scotland’s health community would allow vaping in hospital grounds, a survey found. But there was a call for a review of the advice supporting e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool
The US Congress is getting closer to considering a prohibition on sending e-cigarettes via the mail after the Senate unanimously approved new legislation
The vexed question of the distinction between vaping and smoking, often confused by rulemakers at all levels, has arisen in the very heart of one of the world’s largest and most influential rulemaking bodies
Netherlands health secretary Paul Blokhuis is a committed opponent of smoking and vaping. But has he got it right in his plan to ban all e-cig flavours except tobacco? There are reasons to think he may not
The newly elected taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Micheál Martin, has a more restrictive approach to tobacco-alternative products among his policy priorities, as laid out in the coalition government’s five-year plan
The ban on all e-cigarette imports into Australia that was due to come into force next week has now been delayed until January 2021
Australian health minister Greg Hunt has announced that importing e-cigarettes will be banned from 1st July “to reduce the risk to public health through addiction to nicotine and nicotine poisoning”
An intense debate is on-going in New Zealand between representatives and health officials over planned legislation to regulate vaping products in the country for the first time
The Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare has released a draft proposal to ban e-cigarettes, while leaving open the possibility of market approval for some reduced-risk products
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
Widely publicised linkages with the coronavirus are just the latest manifestation of distrust of vaping, in the public-health community as well as the media. So how does that “95% safer than smoking” view hold up?
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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector
A large grouping of non-profit and health organisations has called on Indonesian president Joko Widodo to take a stricter stance against e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the battle against COVID-19
An increase in online sales has been one of the most notable consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on the vaping industry across Europe, as the sector continues to battle market disruptions and shop closures
The vaping industry has shown concern after doctors in New York State called for a temporary ban on e-cigarette sales out of concern that vaping could put people at greater risk from COVID-19
A judge in Seoul has dismissed a petition by the South Korean Electronic Cigarette Association questioning whether reports issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare recommending people not to vape were unconstitutional
The US FDA has hinted that it might push back the deadline for e-cigarette PMTA applications, or offer flexibility to companies struggling to meet the May target while coping with coronavirus
As European and North American authorities ramp up their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects on e-cigarette sales channels are mixed
Fears over the coronavirus outbreak, and governments’ responses to it, have led to the cancellation of a number of vaping events that were scheduled over spring at locations around the world
Public Health England (PHE) continues to support vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking, saying products sold in England are still considered safe for consumers despite the spate of lung illnesses in the US
Less than a year after launching in the country, Juul Labs is stopping selling all its products in Indonesia while it puts new measures in place to combat under-age purchases. Juul also faces further legal action in the US
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