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Smoking, vaping, free will, demonic possession and tax

2nd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Nearly all smokers would be better off moving to lower-risk alternatives than giving up nicotine completely; taxing e-cigs has no rational justification; society should be prepared for more non-smokers to take up vaping; and tobacco control is often built on a “demonic possession theory”. These are among the conclusions of a provocative new paper published by the Institute of Economic Affairs and written by Carl V. Phillips.

U.S. policy wrong on vaping and nicotine, says study

2nd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

A new study shows that youth e-cig users in the U.S. vape for flavours and not nicotine. The result has serious implications for future policy making decisions and justifications.

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

10th August 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Tracker and database archives

Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

UK GPs support e-cigs but not on prescription

9th August 2016 - Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing

UK doctors would consider recommending e-cigarettes for patients looking to quit smoking, but they would not want to see them available on National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions.

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

5th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Russia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Russia or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   • E-cigarette products are mainly unregulated in Russia, aside from general consumer and safety regulation. • Several initiatives to regulate policy are currently being discussed at the State Duma. […]

Fires and e-cigs - Dave Conner

Health and safety authorities advocate for e-cigs at home

5th August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

New advice from UK authorities advises consumers to switch from conventional smoking to vaping at home because of the reduced risk in fire as well as the health benefits for bystanders – particularly children.

New Netherlands study reviews danger from exhaled vapour

2nd August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

A recent study and review by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has brought to the fore questions regarding e-cigarette vapour testing methods and the possible health risks of passive vaping. The rationale for banning e-cigs in enclosed public places falls into two main camps: ‘renormalisation’ of smoking and […]

Deeming regs: challenges to the sampling ban

29th July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Arkansas
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North America
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United States
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulatory reports

When the U.S. deeming regulations come into effect on 8th of August, the distribution of free e-liquid samples will be prohibited in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) justifies this ban as necessary for the protection of the public health but retailers believe it will undermine their profits without having a noticeable public health benefit. What challenges follow?

Making a myth: teens, e-cigs, science and the media

25th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

A new U.S. study claiming to show a link between youth e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking has not only been criticised by many scientists working in the field, but also demonstrates how misconceptions and misinformation on the topic of vaping spread through the media.

Research suggests vaping may affect circulatory system, but caution urged

13th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

What do you get when you take 20 smokers and 20 non-smokers, give them tobacco cigarettes to puff on, and then ask them to try e-cigs? A study from the Sapienza University of Rome is one of the few to look at the direct effects of e-cigarettes on the functioning of the human body.

EU study finds “highest rate of smoking cessation ever”

27th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Greece
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

However badly Britain’s skeptical Brexiters may feel the European Union has failed them, it appears to have delivered a big new prize to advocates of vaping: new research showing that 6.1m Europeans have given up smoking with the use of electronic cigarettes, with possibly the highest quit and reduction rates yet seen in a population survey.

The deeming rule and PMTAs: what it all means for manufacturers

26th June 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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

    There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United States or the advanced search page.       Introduction   On 10th May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalised its regulations that deemed tobacco products to be subject to the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. […]

Framework Convention “ignores its own harm reduction principles”

23rd June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Europe
India
Indonesia
North America
Philippines
Poland
United Kingdom
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been accused of ignoring its own founding document in taking a stance against e-cigarettes, as well as neglecting the governance principles of its ultimate parent the United Nations.

smoking - Centophobia

UK and U.S. studies report opposite findings on gateway effect

23rd June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

Two new studies have reached profoundly different conclusions on the relationship between e-cig usage by young people and their take-up up of conventional tobacco – differences that may be partially explained by one coming from the U.S. and one from the UK.

Third Indian state bans e-cigs, citing youth addiction

21st June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
India
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The Indian state of Karnataka has become the third to ban e-cigarettes. It follows Maharahstra and Punjab in what appears likely to become a subcontinental trend, as India’s tobacco control tightens and grave concerns about the health risks of vaping are repeatedly pronounced by officials.

E-liquid poisoning: facts, figures and fatalities in Europe and the U.S.

19th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

Stories about the poisonous threat of e-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines in recent years, particularly cases affecting young children, and the most serious incidents have involved fatalities. We take a look at the facts and figures.

Could e-cigarettes be the next battleground for plain packaging?

10th June 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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As the tobacco industry braces itself for a global epidemic of plain-packaging legislation, there have been calls for the controversial measure to be applied to e-cigarettes too.

long and winding road - Mike Dobson

European parliamentarians call for review of TPD science

7th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

Two British members of the European Parliament have asked the EU to take the first steps in reassessing the scientific information that supports its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

WHO report on e-cigs to be presented at COP7 conference

6th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Europe
India
North America
South America
World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

Tobacco control leaders from around the globe will be presented with the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and public health at a meeting in India this November.

Signs of policy relaxation in New Zealand, but Australia remains strict

6th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
New Zealand
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The attitudes of New Zealand’s policy-makers to e-cigarettes seem to be growing more liberal than those of their counterparts in Australia, with the smaller nation edging toward greater tolerance of vaping while the larger maintains an unforgiving stance.

Nothing to report - Bradley Stephen Wise

Studies on youth and advertising rely on already-familiar data

26th May 2016 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing

Two new studies on the correlation between youth vaping and e-cigarette advertising are likely to be used to support calls for regulation of marketing – but they may add less to the debate than they seem, being based on the same previously-published numbers.

Cessation evidence unclear, but second-gen devices may help

24th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

A new systematic review of e-cigarettes and smoking cessation is claimed to be the most comprehensive so far as it covers not only published, peer-reviewed studies – including observational research as well as RCTs – but also so-called “grey literature”, material published outside of peer review.

TPD does a good job on nicotine safety, says European Commission

20th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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

The EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and national legislation are broadly sufficient to protect the public from nicotine poisoning, an official European study has concluded. But it does recommend further consumer education on the risks of ingestion, as well as tight control of industrial nicotine.