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Israel looks set to follow EU or U.S. lead on e-cig legislation

16th November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in future legislative decisions.

Bulgaria brings in TPD regulation with the lightest of touches

15th November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Bulgaria has taken a gentle approach to adopting Europe’s TPD regulations. E-cigarettes are regarded as “tobacco-related” rather than tobacco products as such, and are treated more benignly than tobacco, with public usage allowed.

Tracker archive: EU transitional clauses tracker – OUTDATED

10th November 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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This is an old version of the transitional clauses tracker; you can find the latest information in our latest combined product restrictions tracker.

The ECigIntelligence trackers suite is enriched by the introduction of the new Transitional Clauses tracker. Put simply, this table compares the differences among the transition periods given by European Union member states for compliance with new regulations.

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Battery fires burn holes in e-cigarettes’ safety reputation

7th November 2016 - Business briefing |

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A growing number of reported e-cigarette battery incidents is leaving the industry facing a serious problem despite the low statistical probability of an event happening.

Boom year in Italy as vaping population triples

7th November 2016 - Business briefing |

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Italy’s vaping population has more than tripled in the past year, bringing the number of e-cigarette users back to the levels of 2013, before the 2014 crash – and the rise is set to continue, with greater market visibility and an increase in the number of vape stores.

UK market: vaping on the rise as tank systems take over

4th November 2016 - Market reports |

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The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in the UK and numbers of vapers have risen by 4% over the past year to reach 2.6m in 2016. There has been a major shift over the past two years from pre-filled cartridges to tank system devices,

Tracker archive: EU TPD standstill tracker – OUTDATED

4th November 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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The tracker is an archived version of the ECigIntelligence EU TPD standstill tracker; you can find the latest information in our combined TPD notifications tracker here.

Welcome to ECigIntelligence’s latest addition to our suite of trackers. Our standstill tracker refers to the length of time producers have to wait after notifying a body about their product before they are allowed to actually put the product on the market.

Regulation in Norway: ban on nicotine products likely to end

3rd November 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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We strongly expect nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be legalised in Norway, where their sale has been banned until now. The anticipated move will come as a boost to the Norwegian vaping market, which has already grown by 18% since 2014.

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

26th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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This report examines the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco products in Europe, as well as some of the broader regulatory issues that they raise. It considers their treatment under the TPD; the question of whether they are smoking or smokeless products; and issues such as labelling, advertising and taxation. A detailed case study focuses on Italy.

Italy: light-touch TPD transposition with minimal restrictions

21st October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Italy has adopted a light touch approach to implementing the European TPD regulations, with only minimum restrictions on the e-cigarette industry. There is only a limited ban on advertising, and no restriction on public use of e-cigs. Cross-border sales are prohibited, but domestic distance sales are allowed. Our report provides a full examination of all aspects of post-TPD e-cigarette regulation in Italy.

Netherlands: TPD followed closely, but some issues remain unresolved

20th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Regulation of vape products in the Netherlands follows closely the provisions of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But although the vaping industry is highly regulated, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as what laboratories will be accredited for product testing. This complete regulatory report examines in detail every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in the Netherlands.

FDA demands health documents from U.S. makers and importers

18th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Following the introduction this summer of the deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each vapour product manufacturer or importer is required to submit health documents describing the physiological, behavioural and toxicological effects of their tobacco products, current or future.

“Dark Web” warning as Europe gets wires crossed on cross-border sales

14th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Proposed new rules intended to ease cross-border trade within the European Union threaten to create a catch-22 situation for e-cigarette retailers. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) allows EU member states to ban cross-border sales, the EU is working on proposals that could in effect force some e-commerce vendors to sell across borders.

Infographic: U.S. state legislatures focus on key e-cigarette issues

14th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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State legislatures in the U.S. continue to have numerous e-cigarette-related bills placed before them. Totting up the topics of those proposed laws reveals that some issues remain major concerns at state level, while others seemingly don’t trouble the politicians much.

Tracker archive: TPD notification fees tracker Oct 2016 – OUTDATED

7th October 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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This is an older version of the ECigIntelligence TPD notification fees tracker from October 2016; for the latest information, head over to our combined TPD notifications tracker.

Complementing our comprehensive suite of trackers and guides to the new Tobacco Products Directive is this notification fees tracker.

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

6th October 2016 - Business briefing |

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Netherlands
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Business briefing

The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age verification.

Cole amendment misses deadline, but its backers won’t give up yet

4th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Legislative language that would have changed the so-called grandfathering date on e-cigarettes set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not make it into a must-pass bill to keep the federal government open beyond the end of September.

Regulatory tracker archive: European e-cig advertising and marketing, Oct 2016

1st October 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Europe
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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.

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

30th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco.

This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on combustible tobacco products.

Chances of grandfathering date change appear to lessen

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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A bid to change the grandfathering date of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations may not make it into the appropriations bill that faces an imminent deadline in Congress.

Required warning statements on U.S. advertisements

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The U.S. Final Deeming Rule requires that the advertisements of all covered tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, bear an addictiveness warning label statement. For tobacco products that do not contain nicotine, there is an alternative warning label statement for packages and advertisements.

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Croatia
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E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be passed by the end of 2016, or early 2017. The delay in transposition led the European Commission (EC) to take an infringement decision against Croatia.

European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing

20th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence has taken an in-depth look at the current situation for e-cigarette point of sale advertising in six of the biggest e-cig markets in Europe, offering guidance on what can and can’t be done in-store. It is important to take into account that regulation is still developing in many countries, and enforcement and interpretation by authorities is still to be seen.