The Netherlands is pulling out of a number of international e-cigarette and tobacco committees, blaming industry interference, but will carry on with regulation of heated tobacco and nicotine-free e-cigs
E-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines recently, thanks to recent actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been battling against teen use, particularly Juul Labs’ Juul product. Juul has taken a large portion of the market, and it has been framed as the Pied Piper of e-cigs, supposedly luring teens to the products.
Concern over a future European tax on e-cigarettes is sure to rise following the launch of a second consultation on the subject by European Union (EU) authorities.
New WHO policy recommendations conclude that the best way of achieving public-health targets is through continued pressure on tobacco – but the theory of harm reduction as part of tobacco control does not feature
Cannabidiol (CBD) could be helpful in smoking cessation, but the area is little researched and more work is required, says a London scientist who will soon publish a paper on the topic
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its campaign against e-cig retailers that target children with a new wave of warnings about food-like flavours.
EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss the way forward in reduced-risk and vaping regulation. Pablo Cano, our head of legal analysis, has participated in the workshop that included the following questions: What are the main differences between e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products? What is the reduced risk potential in this category? What more can be done to ensure a high » Continue Reading.
In this report from ECigIntelligence, we look at how CBD may be used as a vapour product, and examine the marketing and pricing of CBD on the leading vaping websites in Europe which offer it
There could be some relief for manufacturers of “tobacco related” products for the US market who have been restricted by the complicated legal process of obtaining authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the form of a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA).
The US FDA may be considering future marijuana vaping regulation in the light of new academic research into opioids and the medical potential of cannabis
In a case that could add to concerns over battery safety, a jury in Florida has awarded over $2m to a man who lost fourth teeth when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth
A US-wide safety recall was issued by RJ Reynolds Vapor Company for all Vuse Vibe power units after consumers complained that the batteries were malfunctioning, causing the units to overheat and creating a fire risk
The massive criticism directed at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) has not kept it from working with the best scientists in the field, according to its founder and president Derek Yach
Public health experts sought to reassure UK lawmakers that e-cigarettes did not pose a threat to the health of young people when they revealed the results of a survey showing just 4% of youngsters had taken up vaping, and just 0.4% of those who did not smoke
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerned about flavours leading youth to start vaping, has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore options for regulation
A vaping awareness and education campaign has been launched by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA). VApril, which will take place over the month of April, aims to convince smokers to switch
More than half of US consumers wrongly believe that using nicotine every day is more dangerous than drinking every day, according to a new global survey from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW)
The MHRA, Britain’s pharmaceutical regulator, is currently encouraging and supporting companies to submit medicines authorisation applications for e-cigarette products. Here we explain what that process entails
A new study examining vaping’s impact on US smoking rates has gained widespread media coverage for its suggestion that e-cigarettes will create more new smokers
Polish scientist Professor Andrzej Sobczak has published a book about the health impact of e-cigarettes and aims to combat fear-mongering headlines
While the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) provides a common regulatory framework for e-cigarettes across the European Union, the attitude of public health authorities still varies widely from one country to another
The launch of a new anti-tobacco watchdog organisation, STOP, will increase the divide between those who welcome tobacco industry involvement in reduced-risk alternatives and those who want Big Tobacco excluded from the debate
A study at a top US university claims to have found “significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead” leaking from some e-cig heating coils and present in the inhaled vapour. But the research may be fatally flawed
Ten US Senators have urged the FDA to reject PMI’s reduced risk application for IQOS following the findings of the independent Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC)
A new study has found that found that a closer relationship with health professionals could lead to an increase in business – despite both staff and customers not considering smoking cessation as the main role of a vape shop
The latest evidence review by Public Health England credits e-cigs with helping 20,000 people a year quit smoking, and blames distorted media reporting for that figure not being a lot higher
A widely publicised New York report concludes that e-cig “smoke…may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in humans” – but other scientists question the validity of research carried out on laboratory mice
The Hawaiian senate is considering two bills, which could prohibit online sales of e-cigarette products if passed. One could also subject e-liquids to the same excise tax as tobacco products.
Given the complexity of all the possibilities, how can you forecast the long-term effect of e-cigs on smoking-related harms? That was the challenge taken on by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
A report by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) presents a long list of suggestions for research into the public health consequences of e-cigarettes
Agency’s science committee agrees that PMI product decreases exposure to dangerous chemicals, but won’t accept broader claims of long-term risk reduction
An independent report commissioned by the FDA to evaluate the evidence for the health effects of e-cigarettes has come back with a mix of good and bad news for the industry and produced headlines around the US
An Australian campaign to legalise the domestic sale of nicotine-containing e-liquids in the country faces a difficult challenge as opposing opinions solidify
A new analysis of smoking’s effects on the human body, undertaken by scientists associated with PMI, illustrates some of the difficulties in establishing whether an alternative nicotine product really reduces risk
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
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
A widely publicised report by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco claims to show that vaping leads young people in the US to smoking
A clinical trial among homeless people in Canada raises an intriguing question: could governments supply e-cigarettes free as a public health tool? And indeed, should they?
Health ministers of Europe’s Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed a joint memorandum of intent to share “strong policies” on e-cigarette trade and usage
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.
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
A rigorous anti-tobacco regime should come first before e-cigarettes are promoted for harm reduction, delegates at a tobacco control conference in Germany were told
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has called for the advertising and indoor use of heat-not-burn (HnB) products to be banned until sufficient independent research has been conducted to confirm their safety
The UK government committee which this month concluded that heat-not-burn products are safer than combustibles now wants to compare them to e-cigarettes
The Swiss Federal Council has put forward a second draft of its proposed Tobacco Act, which aims specifically to regulate e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HnB) devices
Researchers in Italy have reported on what is a holy grail in e-cigarette studies – a four-year observation of the health effects on daily vapers who have never smoked
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
Switzerland is about to take another step on the road towards legalising nicotine e-cigs – but it’s a long, slow road that could lead to tough regulation
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.
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”