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UK’s detailed TPD plans suggest light-touch approach

8th January 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The shape of future e-cigarette regulation in the UK became clearer today with the release of the government’s response to one major public consultation, and the launch of another on the issue of fees.

Welsh government U-turns on proposed public vaping ban

14th December 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Welsh Labour party has backed down on a proposal to enact a wide-ranging ban on vaping in public spaces. However, it would still like to see some areas marked as off-limits to vapers.

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

7th December 2015 - Business briefing |

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Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems to be going toward heat-not-burn.

Flavour important for under-age U.S. vapers

29th November 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Most underage vapers in America prefer the taste of mint, clove, fruit, chocolate, or alcohol to plain nicotine juice. More than 80 per cent of the 1,450 teenage respondents who had experimented with e-cigs said that their first ever puff was flavoured. The only products more likely to be flavoured when teens first tried them […]

Dual users experience significantly lower CO levels

29th November 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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It sounds like common sense: if people smoke fewer conventional cigarettes because they are using e-cigs as well, you would expect them to be exposed to fewer harmful substances. And that’s what a study has found after examining the effects on a group of smokers who were trying to quit by using e-cigs, although other […]

British public health expert criticises “misleading journalism”

13th November 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Professor Linda Bauld, an expert in public health policy, has criticised a number of articles reporting on evidence she gave to the devolved governments of Scotland saying they completely misrepresent her position.

Hungary regulatory report: an end to mandatory pharma licensing

13th November 2015 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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Hungary’s transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive will do away with the current mandatory pharmaceutical licensing requirement for e-cigarettes – which has resulted in no nicotine-containing products being legal in the country – and allow them to be sold as consumer products. As this great change approaches, our in-depth report on Hungary includes: Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Notification requirements • Retailing restrictions (including cross-border and distance sales) • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces of the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

PMTAs: the road to FDA approval for e-cigarette products

12th November 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Executive summary • Introduction • Why an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product requires a PMTA: distinction among ENDS products, components/parts, and accessories; three pathways to market approval; concerns about the grandfather date • Guidance for industry: information on premarket tobacco product applications (PMTA) and the submission process • Public health considerations: scientific evidence, comparative analysis, voluntary restrictions on sale and distribution, nicotine exposure warnings, child-resistant packaging, alternatives to new scientific studies, government-sponsored databases, non-U.S. randomised controlled clinical trials, literature reviews or reports • FDA enforcement for manufacturers and retailers: enforcement limited to finished tobacco products; independent vapour shops considered as tobacco product manufacturers • Appendix 1: definitions • Appendix 2: submitting a PMTA

More kids smoke when access to e-cigs is restricted, study suggests

5th November 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The first convincing evidence of a causal link between under-age vaping and tobacco use has delivered a shock to those who favour banning sales to minors: e-cigarettes may actually reduce teen smoking.

Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition

3rd November 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.     Introduction The central government has started to transpose the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). At the same time, the regional government of Wales wants to impose a smoking-style public place usage restriction while […]

E-cigarettes in the UK: regulations, politics, and consultations

2nd November 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       To provide further insight on the developing UK regulatory scene for e-cigarettes, we have collated this in-depth companion to Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition for ECigIntelligence readers. […]

Database archive: European e-cig industry stakeholders

30th October 2015 - Tracker and database archives |

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Use our new directory of stakeholders in the European e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

CDC says one in eight Americans has tried vaping

29th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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One in eight adult Americans has tried an e-cigarette, according to the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though only 3.7% are still using them.

Washington conferences to consider deeming regs, harm reduction

16th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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As the U.S. e-cig industry and policy-makers alike await the final version of the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations, two conferences will be held in the Washington area next week to discuss a spectrum of issues related to tobacco and nicotine policies.

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

14th October 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

Combustible-like appearance appeals to new vapers

7th October 2015 - Business briefing |

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Looking like a regular cigarette is an advantage for e-cig products aiming to poach users away from tobacco, new research suggests.

Sex, drugs and dead batteries: why people dual-use

5th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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A new study carried out in Hawaii is said to be the first “to attempt to elucidate the contexts of e-cigarette and cigarette use among dual users”, examining issues ranging from consumption patterns to motivations.

Farsalinos: e-cigs need a fresh legal approach

2nd October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Two of vaping’s most eminent scientific advocates have called for bespoke regulatory regimes that follow neither the tobacco nor the pharmaceutical model, but they acknowledge that formulating appropriate rules can be a “very challenging process”.

Scottish kids understand vaping better than adults

30th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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While some critics fear that exposure to e-cigarettes and e-cig advertising among young people can lead to them taking up nicotine, a new study in Scotland suggests that awareness doesn’t always mean action.

Tobacco product or medical? FDA spells out the difference

24th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is this week proposing a new rule that will make it clearer when tobacco products should be considered as drugs or medical devices, and regulated accordingly.

Opinion: public health, magical thinking and monsters under the bed

24th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Counterblasts against Public Health England’s nearly unequivocal support for e-cigarettes were only to be expected, and their trajectory has been laid out by two of Britain’s most eminent general medical journals, The Lancet and The BMJ. But their arguments are neither nuanced nor practical, and are muddled by dislike of the tobacco industry.

FDA enforcement on e-cigarette suppliers: risks and strategies

23rd September 2015 - Market reports |

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Executive summary • Introduction • FDA enforcement authority • Development of FDA e-cigarette enforcement • Compliance strategies for the industry • Risk posed by patents

Ireland allows vaping in workplaces, but tightens ad rules

23rd September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Irish government has decided not to extend the country’s smoking ban to e-cigarettes, citing the lack of evidence for harm – but the advertising self-regulatory body in Ireland has taken a slightly harder line.

E-cigs and dental health: a field wide open for study

22nd September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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There has been little study or comment on e-cigs so far from professional bodies in dental health, or from dental researchers.
But that may now be changing, with increased interest from some corners of the dental profession in e-cigs’ role as potential reducers of harm to oral health.

Obama names deputy commissioner Califf to head FDA

16th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. president Barack Obama has chosen Rob Califf, currently the deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to head up the agency.

Praise and criticism for Public Health England’s e-cig stance

11th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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British politicians this week heard praise from e-cigarette advocates for the recent endorsement of e-cigs by Public Health England (PHE), but some proponents argued that PHE’s backing was too little too late and failed to address serious short-term problems that they believe the industry faces in the UK.