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Research suggests vaping may affect circulatory system, but caution urged

13th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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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 |

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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 |

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    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 |

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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.

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

23rd June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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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 |

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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 |

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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.

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European parliamentarians call for review of TPD science

7th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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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 |

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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 |

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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.

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Studies on youth and advertising rely on already-familiar data

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

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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 |

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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 |

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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.

The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD): essential facts

19th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Essential facts about the new EU Tobacco Products Directive and its rules for e-cigarettes, which come into practical effect on 20th May 2016.

PMTAs can use many kinds of scientific support, FDA says

10th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes most e-cigarette manufacturers will need to conduct fresh scientific research in order to obtain authorisation for their products under the newly-published deeming regulations – but not necessarily full-blown clinical studies.

CDC’s numbers reignite debate on youth vaping in the U.S.

22nd April 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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New numbers on U.S. youth tobacco use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have caused consternation on both sides of the e-cigarette debate, focused on whether growing numbers of young vapers represent an achievement or a failure in public health.

Harm reduction vs precaution: why the debate is key to e-cig policy

18th April 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

Harm reduction vs the precautionary principle is an issue which has split public-health experts since the HIV epidemic of the 1980s, and still underlies debates over e-cigarette regulation such as the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

E-cig science: do meta-analyses really matter?

5th April 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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In the past year or so, scientists have conducted several systematic reviews that aim to analyse research evidence in order to find whether e-cigs help people quit smoking. The issue addressed by studies like these (which can also be known as meta-analyses) is, of course, one of the primary public-health and policy questions about the devices. But how much value should we place on their findings?

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in the U.S.

4th April 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape in the United States.

Black markets flourish as Asian governments ponder regulation

18th March 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarette regulation is expected in the near future in both Malaysia and Hong Kong, while other southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam face continuing battles with illegal imports.

Complete ban predicted in Hong Kong after smoking body’s study

8th March 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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A new study commissioned by Hong Kong’s Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) purports to show significant problems with carcinogens in vapour from electronic cigarettes, leading the organisation to reiterate its calls for a complete ban on the products.