Health and science

Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition

3rd November 2015 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Introduction2 Regulatory landscape3 Devolved administrations4 National regulatory framework5 Near-future situation in devolved administrations6 Product categorisation7 Information requirements8 Additional obligations in UK devolved countries9 Retail channels (cross-border sales)10 Age restrictions11 Devolved administrations12 Product and packaging restrictions13 Labelling and information requirements14 Public usage15 Advertising and marketing restrictions16 Devolved administrations17 Case law18 Taxation19 Enforcement   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports » Continue Reading.

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

2nd November 2015 - Regulatory reports , Topic regulatory reports |

Contents1 Section 1 – Relevant consumer and safety laws2 Section 2 – BCAP/CAP rules and ASA’s enforcement3 Section 3 – Relevant medical organisations’ position towards e-cigs4 Section 4 – Politics and e-cigs in Britain and the British nations5 Section 5 – Summary of consultation questions6 Section 6 – Information sought by the regulator in the UK consultation process   There » Continue Reading.

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

14th October 2015 - Country regulatory reports , 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

Farsalinos: e-cigs need a fresh legal approach

2nd October 2015 - News analysis |

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”.

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

24th September 2015 - News analysis |

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.

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

22nd September 2015 - News analysis |

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.

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

11th September 2015 - News analysis |

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 - Country regulatory reports , 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

Developing nations advised to adopt pharma model

21st August 2015 - News analysis |

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.

Nicotine delivery: how much is too much?

5th August 2015 - News analysis |

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.