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ECigIntelligence Platinum: the complete industry resource

15th July 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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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 |

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

FDA bows to pressure on child-proofing and warning labels

30th June 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

In depth: the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Chile, June 2015

18th June 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement

U.S. vapers favour refillables, smoke, and often feel dumb

11th June 2015 - Business briefing |

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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.

Welsh and Scottish bills presage a patchwork of UK regulation

10th June 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

In depth: e-cigarette regulation and policy in Greece, June 2015

5th June 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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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

In depth: value of e-cigarettes in quitting smoking is unclear

4th June 2015 - Market reports |

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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.

Risky formaldehyde levels “won’t occur in normal use”

23rd May 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

Formaldehyde scientists defend their work, promise follow-up

18th May 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

In depth: how common are e-cig fires, and why do they start?

6th May 2015 - Market reports |

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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.

Scottish health bill will require registration of e-cig retailers

5th May 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

In depth: more safety worries over e-liquid flavourings

27th April 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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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.

FDA’s Zeller: youth figures don’t prove the gateway hypothesis

22nd April 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

Long-term study to examine health of vapers and dual users

14th April 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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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.

CDC ads are aimed at tobacco, not vaping (will anyone notice?)

31st March 2015 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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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?

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E-cigarette ads could increase smokers’ desire for tobacco

26th March 2015 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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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.

“Gateway effect” isn’t simple; drink and drugs involved too

23rd March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

If it’s Saturday, this must be Shenzhen (and an e-cig expo)

19th March 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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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 […]