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Deeming regulations in detail: the deadlines for initial compliance

20th May 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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In this ECigIntelligence report, we examine in detail the schedule for the U.S. deeming regulations’ major requirements affecting products that already exist on 8th August 2016, which will bring them into compliance with the regulations for the short term.

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.

Most online vendors are disregarding distance sales bans

20th May 2016 - Business briefing |

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Europe’s online e-cigarette vendors are so far overwhelmingly ignoring new Internet sales bans where they exist, and taking full advantage of delays in legislation where they can.

Right on deadline, Ireland transposes the TPD

20th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Republic of Ireland has succeeded in transposing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the eleventh hour, with recently-appointed health minister Simon Harris signing the necessary regulations to come into force today.

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Almost half of member states are late with TPD transposition

20th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Nearly half of EU member states look likely to miss today’s deadline for fully transposing the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into local law.

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British e-cig industry reluctantly, resentfully ready for TPD

20th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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UK e-cig firms feel as prepared as they can be for the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but many would still have liked to see it overturned by the European Court of Justice in the Totally Wicked case.

Distance sales bans set to transform a €140m online market

20th May 2016 - Market reports |

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Eleven of the European Union’s 28 member states will ban online e-cigarette sales as part of their implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). We explore the likely impacts.

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.

FDA expects many products to disappear as new regime takes effect

19th May 2016 - Market reports |

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The number of products on the U.S. e-cigarette market will contract sharply after the new deeming regulations come into full effect, according to their architect the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – and its predictions suggest a sudden slowdown in innovation too.

Major changes to Europe’s e-cig sales channels imminent

13th May 2016 - Market reports |

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From May 2016, e-cig sales channels will be reduced in some European countries when the Tobacco Products Directive comes into force. This report looks at the details, including restrictions on distance sales, the imposition of age verification checks, licensing and registration of retailers, and limitations on retail outlets.

Tracker archive: banned ingredients and additives tracker – OUTDATED

12th May 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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This is an older version of the ECigIntelligence banned ingredients and additives tracker from May 2016; for the latest information see our up-to-date product restrictions combined tracker.
Different EU member states will transpose the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in different ways when it comes into force on May 20th, which means there will be new and varying restrictions on e-liquid ingredients and additives across Europe.

Democrats welcome FDA regulations, and ask for more

12th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Members of the U.S. Congress, mostly Democrats, continue to welcome the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule extending its authority over tobacco to e-cigarettes and other products.

Some are sanguine, but PMTA fine print causes concern

12th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Some larger independent e-cigarette companies support the new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite the debate over them being widely portrayed as an argument between Big Tobacco and health organisations on one side versus indie e-cig firms on the other.

UK regulatory and medical bodies proffer broad views before TPD

11th May 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 Kingdom or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   England’s much lighter-touch approach to regulation quite different to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unsurprisingly, many UK organisations have strong views on e-cigarette regulation; some of the industry’s […]

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

10th May 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 Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with minimal additional restrictions. Distance sales will be permitted and registration will only be demanded for retailers who […]

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.

Labelling is focus of conflict between federal and local law

9th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The new deeming regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will limit the regulatory authority of states and localities in a wide range of areas, with e-cigarette labelling proving to be one of the most contentious.

Deeming regulations: no more store-branded e-liquids?

6th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The era of vape stores producing their own e-liquids is likely to come to an end after the introduction of the deeming regulations in the U.S., the agency responsible for them predicts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it “expects that most vape shops will stop mixing e-liquids“ because if they continue to do […]

The deeming regulations and the TPD: restrictive in different ways

6th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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While the U.S. deeming regulations and the EU’s TPD will come into effect almost simultaneously this summer, bringing some regulatory consistency and clarity to the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, their approaches could hardly be more different.

Washington reaction: “mystery chemicals” and “over-reach”

6th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Several members of Congress welcomed what they view as a long-overdue rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes, but the initial responses also provided another opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to show how divided they are when it comes to adding new federal oversight.

Deeming regulations: mixed views from industry, health experts

6th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Initial industry reaction broke down largely along expected lines – with many of the usual faces popping in with early assessments. Further reaction is expected as more people get to grips with the massive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory document.

FDA faced hard decisions, criticism in crafting regulations

5th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Striving for science-based policy-making in the deeming regulations, the FDA faced a tough task in attempting to corral the rapidly-developing and often contradictory data on e-cigarettes at the same time as it was dealing with pleas and criticisms from the industry and pressure groups.

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European court upholds TPD, dismisses all arguments

4th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled against the British e-cigarette company Totally Wicked in its quest to overturn article 20 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

Slovenia’s tough post-TPD regime: no advertising, no online sales

28th April 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Slovenia. However, a strict regime will apply from May onwards, when nearly all forms of advertising will be forbidden and online sales banned […]

Austria poised to enter stricter post-TPD regulatory landscape

27th April 2016 - Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   E-cigarette products are currently unregulated in Austria, so they are sold freely. But this is set to change from May when the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products […]

Is there still hope for Spanish online retailers?

22nd April 2016 - Business briefing |

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The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence report.