31st July 2015 - Regulatory reports |
An in-depth look at the regulation and legislation ruling the South Korean e-cigarette market.
An in-depth look at the regulation and legislation ruling the South Korean e-cigarette market.
A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes around the world.
A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes in Europe.
A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes in the U.S.
Among all the groups that could benefit from e-cigarettes for harm reduction, perhaps none is as contentious as pregnant women.
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 showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping prevalence.
Only about one in 30 Americans fully understand the relative health risks of different nicotine products, according to a new study.
A Florida cancer research centre has been given $3.6m (€3.3m) for a long-running study of how e-cigarettes are used by consumers and whether they help vapers quit tobacco.
State governments in Australia and the U.S. are moving to stop the use of e-cigarettes in cars where children are present.
A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape in the U.S.A.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering new rules that could require manufacturers of e-liquids and other products to child-proof their packaging and affix warnings about nicotine poisoning.
Canadian retailers’ attitudes to e-cigarettes differ dramatically across the country, new research suggests.
Awareness and use of e-cigarettes in the EU continues to grow, leading to a 10% success rate amongst users attempting to quit conventional tobacco. But health concerns are increasing too.
More evidence is emerging to suggest that e-cigarettes are taking market share away from smoking cessation products in Europe.
Singapore is to ban e-liquids as part of a wider move to end the importation, sale and use of alternatives to combustible tobacco.
Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement
New data on the habits of vapers in the U.S. appears to back up the widely-held view that tank-type systems are attracting more consumer loyalty and providing a more satisfactory consumer experience than disposable cigalikes.
Wales is likely to become the first part of the United Kingdom to prohibit vaping in workplaces and enclosed public spaces, while milder regulation has been tabled before Scotland’s parliament.
Research on e-cigarettes and public health is being held back by a lack of agreement on the agenda, ethical issues and practical barriers, a leading British academic in the field has said.
Vapers are much more confident than smokers and the general public about the health risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, according to new French research.
The background to Greek regulation • National regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Post-TPD enforcement
Research on the role of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation remains contradictory and unclear, but there are hints that frequency of vaping and type of product may be important.
Both smokers and non-smokers in Britain are becoming increasingly concerned by the health effects of e-cigarettes, even as vaping grows in popularity, according to new research.
E-cigarette users are unlikely to expose themselves to the dangerous amounts of formaldehyde that the devices can theoretically produce, because these are generated only at high levels of heat that bring about a repellent taste, says new research that partially rebuts findings from earlier this year.
Indonesia appears set to give teeth to its long-standing antipathy toward e-cigarettes with a new ban on sales and imports.
The academics behind a controversial study of formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes have said that they are not opposed to the products, but are still prepared to defend their work despite criticism that it created unrealistic fears over e-cig safety.
As the use of e-cigarettes has spread, so has the number of fires started by them. But while this has raised some concerns and generated some headlines, these incidents form a small proportion of fires overall, and the risk comes mostly from poor-quality and counterfeit batteries – hazards that could be eliminated with improved regulation and consumer education.
The Scottish government plans to add a registration process for e-cigarette sellers, as well as a formal ban on sales to under-18s, to its health bill due to be introduced later this year.
Vape shops in the U.S. are growing concerned about increasing e-cigarette regulation at state and municipal level.
Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Conclusions
E-cigarette flavours are causing concern again, but this time not over their purported appeal to youth. The latest study to stoke up worries about harmful substances in e-cigs is “Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids”, another from a group at Portland State University in the U.S.
E-cigarette regulation is back on the agenda in the Philippines with a proposal to add novel nicotine delivery products to the country’s relatively easy-going tobacco laws.
Newly published data showing a dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among U.S. children does not answer the question of whether e-cigs are a gateway into tobacco smoking, a key Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said this week.
A new study has downplayed concerns about youth e-cigarette use in the UK and even suggested that some minors may be using e-cigs in attempts to give up smoking.
New data from the U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) is being used in support of two contrasting arguments, for and against e-cigarettes. But could both sides be partly right?
We review the top e-cigarette industry, policy and science stories of recent weeks.
The lack of long-term scientific studies into e-cigarettes is a common complaint. But the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI) is now starting to address that through a multi-year investigation of e-cigs’ health effects, backed by $3.7m in funding from the U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute.
A panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected attempts by Swedish Match to claim that snus is less harmful than cigarettes – yet some members did accept its assertions of reduced risk.
New surveys by the Welsh government suggest schools and businesses are able to decide e-cigarette policy on their own.
A new British study on youth vaping has caused sensationalist headlines with its comparisons of the demographics, tobacco use and alcohol use of 14-to-17-year-olds who reported using or purchasing an e-cigarette.
Hong Kong could prohibit e-cigarettes altogether following a recommendation from a public health watchdog.
A new advertising campaign from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent shock waves through the e-cigarette sector, with many claiming it demonstrates official bias against the products. But is that a fair reading of the CDC’s ads?
Tobacco-flavoured e-liquid contains significantly lower levels of harmful compounds than tobacco itself, even when the flavouring is produced from cured tobacco leaves, new research suggests.
Approval of an e-cigarette by a medical licensing body could have even more impact on the sector than the much-discussed EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) implementation, according to Nerudia, a consultancy and nicotine science company.
Vaping in TV commercials may increase smokers’ urge to reach for a cigarette and decrease optimism among those that quit tobacco, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication suggests.
Of all the current concerns about the introduction of e-cigarettes, one that looms large is whether they can be a gateway to conventional smoking and to misuse of other substances such as marijuana. New research from the U.S. aims to cast some light on that, but the issue is contentious.
Health experts have called on the UK government to support e-cigs through light-touch regulation.
While delegates to this week’s World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi presumably must decide which of the title’s categories e-cigarettes fall into, those who’ve missed it have another choice to make: just how many of the plethora of e-cig-related events in upcoming months they should attend. The conference in the United Arab […]
TV and radio advertising has a strong effect on consumers’ perceptions of e-cigarette safety, new research suggests.
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