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New product enables legal e-liquid sampling in the US

23rd February 2018 - Marketing & retailing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing

A US advocacy and consulting group believes it has come up with a product that enables consumers to sample e-liquid and still conform to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) sampling restrictions. The Cating Group launched its “Sample Sticks” in December last year.

Canada’s health minister supports e-cig advertising ban

23rd February 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The federal health minister for Canada has called for “clear restrictions” on e-cigarette advertising and the need to keep young people from taking up e-cigs. The move is a turnaround from the stance of the previous health minister.

US tribal territories – a unique opportunity for the vaping trade?

22nd February 2018 - Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

There are more than 320 tribal territories (Indian reservations) in the US, administered by federally recognised tribes – subject to federal, but not state laws. This affects the tobacco trade in various ways and may have interesting implications for e-cig sales

CDC analysis shows US youth choose e-cigs for flavours and family

19th February 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The most common reason that youth used e-cigs in the US in 2016 was that a friend or family member used them, according to information from the National Youth Survey for 2016, analysis of which was recently published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The second most-prevalent was the availability of flavours.

Will the Hawaiian Senate pass its online sales ban?

2nd February 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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

The Hawaiian senate is considering two bills, which could prohibit online sales of e-cigarette products if passed. One could also subject e-liquids to the same excise tax as tobacco products.

Tracker archive: combined TPD notifications, February 2018

1st February 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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This is an older version of the ECigIntelligence combined TPD notifications tracker. Click here for the latest information.

For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Tracker archive: TPD regulatory status, February 2018

1st February 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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  This is an older version of the ECigIntelligence TPD country-by-country tracker. For the latest information click here.   ECigIntelligence is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information on the world’s e-cigarette markets. With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements […]

FDA committee rejects two IQOS MRTP claims, approves one

25th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Agency’s science committee agrees that PMI product decreases exposure to dangerous chemicals, but won’t accept broader claims of long-term risk reduction

Online sales now banned: Italy regulatory report

25th January 2018 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the Italian market, we see that distance sales, including domestic and cross-border, are now banned under the latest amendment (known as the “Vicari amendment”) approved in the Italian parliament

Tracker: European e-cig advertising and marketing, Jan 2018

22nd January 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Tracker and database archives

The ECigIntelligence tracker of e-cigarette marketing and advertising regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of how the law will look across all EU member states after the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into effect in May 2016.

Tracker archive: EU sanctions, January 2018

22nd January 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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Our new ECigIntelligence EU sanctions tracker details the possible fines or other penalties laid down in law by each member state of the European Union for various violations of e-cigarette regulations

EU’s safety agency gets on board with guidelines for lithium batteries

19th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

As the debate on the safety of lithium batteries continues, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published guidelines and recommendations about the carriage of e-cig batteries on flights.

The agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety published a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform both airlines and passengers of a safe way to carry their lithium batteries, including those used for e-cigarettes.

New views on nicotine: now the FDA is reconsidering NRT, too

16th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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

As the US FDA gets to grips with its new focus on nicotine as a single marketplace, it is planning to take a fresh look at one of the longest-established non-combustible forms of the substance – nicotine replacement therapy

Brussels postpones tax decision on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

12th January 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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

The European Commission has said it will review the future tax situation of e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products in 2019, and will not propose a revision of the Directive 2011/64/EU on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco now

Proposed tax rate increase: North Carolina regulatory report

12th January 2018 - Regulatory reports |

North America
North Carolina
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

North Carolina’s current regulatory status is explained by the ECigIntelligence team of analysts: decisions are made at state level for state-wide uniformity; vapour products are included in the definition of tobacco products; and the taxable rate of e-liquids could raise by 40% in a proposed move.

The rise and rise of shake and vape

10th January 2018 - Business briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Market Research
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

The popularity of shake and vape – adding nicotine shots to nicotine-free e-liquids – is increasing throughout Europe, as detailed in an ECigIntelligence report into the market in Germany

Hardware waste management in the EU

8th January 2018 - Regulatory reports |

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

The hardware and batteries used in e-cigarette products must be disposed of in line with EU legislation.
Packaging should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol, which indicates that hardware should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.