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France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

5th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

The most stringent provision has been an almost complete ban on any type of advertising and sponsorship, which equalises the e-cig regime with that of tobacco.

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

2nd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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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.

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The TPD’s impact on product design explained

1st September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has important implications for the products that are allowed on the e-cig market, because it prescribes their characteristics, such as the permitted concentration of nicotine or the size of bottles.

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The TPD: access all our latest news, reports and trackers

31st August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016. Older articles dating to the start of the year can be found on this summary page. Information preceding that can be located through the search facility or our archive of […]

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TPD infringement proceedings initiated against 19 member states

30th August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The EU has begun infringement proceedings against the majority of its member states for either tardy or poor transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into national regulations.

FDA: deeming regs are reasonable, legal challenges are unfounded

22nd August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a judge to throw out the consolidated case against its deeming regulations, arguing that the new rules for e-cigarettes were arrived at reasonably and that requiring them is within its power.

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

18th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary copy of The TPD era: e-cigarette regulation in Europe – 2016 and beyond. Non-Platinum subscribers can download a […]

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

17th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of what to test and how. More clarity has been forthcoming from the European Commission (EC), however, with guidance on its expectations for testing.

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

15th August 2016 - Business briefing |

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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory frameworks.

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E-cig supporters file amicus briefs in deeming regulations case

12th August 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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A series of three amicus briefs have been submitted to an ongoing case against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming regulations on e-cigarettes. These briefs – documents of unsolicited information submitted to the court by third parties in order to assist it in judging the case – have been presented to the U.S. District […]

Irish regulatory report: TPD law includes unusual packaging rule

12th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Ireland or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Ireland’s transposition of the TPD has been quite straightforward, with no tax on e-cigs, and advertising restricted as per the TPD. There is one unique restriction in Ireland’s law, however. […]

Archived database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

10th August 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

5th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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  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. […]

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

3rd August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic states; these adjacent countries are located in north-eastern Europe at the easternmost edge of the European Union […]

Deeming regs: challenges to the sampling ban

29th July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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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?

Will U.S. vapour taxes apply to synthetic nicotine?

29th July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Six U.S. states have enacted an excise tax on e-cigarettes and vapour products. Within these states – Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia – will synthetic nicotine be subject to tax?

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French manufacturer expands into U.S. despite regulatory fears

26th July 2016 - Business briefing |

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French e-liquid manufacturer Gaïatrend has strengthened its U.S. presence despite the uncertainty brought about by the FDA’s deeming regulations, and is confident they will be amended via one legal route or another.

Child-proofing required immediately in the U.S.

25th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Countless bottles of e-liquid stocked by U.S. vape stores will unexpectedly become illegal tomorrow, following a U.S. federal agency’s last-minute decision to reinterpret the rules on child-proofing.

No summer break for FDA’s lawyers as deeming cases mount up

12th July 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this summer faces a welter of lawsuits against its deeming regulations, all of which have some features in common but also employ slightly different strategies in attacking the new rules for e-cigarettes.

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Brexit: call for UK to reverse ban on e-cig advertising

1st July 2016 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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The Advertising Association in the UK has called for bans on e-cigarette advertising in various media to be lifted, while the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found no problem with an advertisement in the recent “Just you and Blu” campaign that appeared in the London Evening Standard.

Challenging the U.S. deeming rule: the legal options and their chances

1st July 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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The U.S. FDA’s final deeming rule is likely to be the subject of a number of legal challenges if finalised in its current form. This could delay the application of any final regulations by several years, and could ultimately lead to a court setting the deeming rule aside – at least with regard to e-cigs.

This report examines the “next steps” for industry, the current and potential challenges, as well as the possibility of congressional relief.

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

30th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Here is his presentation.

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. […]

PMTA applications: how the FDA’s policy has developed

26th June 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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Many questions remain over how the FDA will actually interpret the requirements for authorisation: how rigid a view it will take on the evidence required to support an application, for example. Comparing a leaked earlier version of the regulations with the final published version provides some clues.

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British TV switched off, but Blu’s cattle herder keeps going

22nd June 2016 - Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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Last month’s e-cigarette commercials on British TV as part of Blu’s “Just you and Blu” campaign will probably prove to be the last ever in the country, but the Imperial Brands subsidiary is continuing with advertising in other media on the same theme.