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Washington conferences to consider deeming regs, harm reduction

16th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Virginia
Washington D.C.
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

EU
Europe
Germany
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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 |

Europe
United Kingdom
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

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 |

Hawaii
North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

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 |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

EU
Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

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 |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

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 |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Market reports

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 |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

Canada
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

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 |

United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

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.

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Portugal
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change

E-liquid additives: untangling the testing dilemma

31st August 2015 - Business briefing |

Canada
EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

Differing limits set by e-cigarette manufacturing associations for diacetyl and acetylpropionyl in e-liquids seem likely to lead to confusion and acrimony.

FDA rebukes tobacco firms: don’t make modified-risk claims

27th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds and Imperial Tobacco to stop describing some of their combustible cigarettes as “additive-free” or “natural”.

Developing nations advised to adopt pharma model

21st August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
China
South America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Governments of poorer countries need to regulate e-cigarettes just as much as their wealthier counterparts, and ought to opt for a pharmaceutical model – but they may find it difficult, according to a new paper by two U.S. academics.

Uganda bans e-cigarettes in tough new tobacco law

18th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The east African nation of Uganda appears to have become one of the small handful that ban e-cigarettes altogether, rolling a blanket prohibition into a stiff new tobacco control act.

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

18th August 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette regulation will change

Family, friends influence teens’ adoption of e-cigarettes

17th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

California
EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

New studies attempting to determine causes of youth e-cigarette use have found some correlation with factors such as vaping or smoking by other household members, peer pressure, economic deprivation and ethnicity.

British health charity calls for promotion of e-cigarettes

17th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A prominent British public-health charity has thrown its weight behind vaping, saying that the public needs educating on e-cigarettes’ health benefits compared with combustibles.

Nicotine delivery: how much is too much?

5th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Middle East
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a model for predicting the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes, which they say could gauge the expected yield of a device before it is even built.

Leno’s Californian vaping bill comes back to life

4th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Californian senator Mark Leno’s e-cigarette bill is back, despite seeming to have died last month after a legislative committee tore out some of its most significant measures.

ECigIntelligence Platinum: the complete industry resource

15th July 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
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World
Companies
Market Research
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Regulatory briefing

ECigIntelligence next month launches ECigIntelligence Platinum, the most comprehensive package of regulatory and business information available for the e-cigarette market anywhere in the world.

Infographic: how regulation affects vaping prevalence

13th July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Europe
France
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping prevalence.