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Pressure still mounting on FDA over child safety requirements

24th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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An influential member of the U.S. Congress has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate child-proofing for e-liquid containers, as the wrangling over whether e-cigarettes pose a threat to young people rumbles on.

Swedish pharma regulator granted control over e-cigs

23rd July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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A Swedish court has upheld attempts by the country’s medical products regulator to treat nicotine-containing e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, meaning that they must go through a licensing process and cannot be sold in outlets such as groceries and convenience stores.

Crowd-funded appeal against ban on “lookalike” e-cigs

11th July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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An Australian e-cigarette retailer is attempting to crowd-fund an appeal after a court ruled that the e-cigarettes the company sold resembled conventional cigarettes – violating Australia’s Tobacco Products Control Act of 2006.

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In depth: the complexity of U.S. e-cigarette regulation

3rd July 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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The multi-layered, multi-jurisdictional regulatory landscape • The structure of federal and state e-cig regulation • Trends in state government regulation • Trends in local government regulation • Case study: regulation of e-cigarettes in California • Deep dive: restriction of e-cig use in “public places” by state and local governments

Poison risk to kids prompts proposal for NY e-liquid ban

3rd July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Campaigners have accused two New York state senators of failing to see the wood for the trees after they introduced a bill that could prevent businesses from selling, offering to sell or giving away e-liquids.

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In depth: e-gaming’s lessons for e-cigarettes

2nd July 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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E-cigarette regulation: lessons from another industry • Regulatory issues compared • Online gambling regulatory models • Lessons for the e-cigarette sector

FDA, WHO petitioners advised to focus on public health

2nd July 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed e-cigarette regulations should focus on public health and skip business issues, an industry organisation has advised.

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FDA’s deeming regulations face many grounds for challenge

24th June 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed e-cigarette regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could face legal challenges on at least five separate grounds if they are enacted without change, a new analysis from ECigIntelligence reveals.

In depth: potential legal challenges to FDA e-cig rules

21st June 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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Tobacco: precedents for challenge • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Challenges to scientific foundation • Challenges to pre-market approval and substantial equivalence • Challenges to health warning labels • Challenges to the deeming of e-cigs as tobacco products • Challenges on the grounds that the regulations constitute a ban • Temporary suspension of the rules via injunctive relief • Potential loophole: nicotine not derived from tobacco

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Call for swift action on child safety, but FDA faces delays

19th June 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Ten U.S. public health organisations have today asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly on child-proofing of e-liquid containers, and extend its proposed e-cigarette regulations to cover flavourings and advertising.

WHO told to remember links with tobacco, make tough policy

18th June 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Battle lines are drawing up around the World Health Organization (WHO) as it prepares to formulate policy on e-cigarettes which will powerfully influence most countries’ domestic regulation.

Vapers are dealt a losing hand by Macau casino smoking law

27th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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Tightened rules on smoking in casinos in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau raise the question of whether China could consider e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, as its nationwide controls on smoking gradually gain momentum.

In depth: regulatory and market impacts of the European TPD

25th May 2014 - Regulatory reports |

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The first comprehensive report on e-cigarettes in the European Union is now available to all ECigIntelligence subscribers.

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Fontem patents could give Imperial an advantage at FDA

19th May 2014 - Business briefing |

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E-cigarette patents held by Imperial Tobacco could give the company an advantage in the U.S. market, if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes ahead with plans to make obtaining regulatory approval easier for pre-2007 products.

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FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

18th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, drawing a decidedly mixed response from the panel’s top Democrat and Republican alike.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.

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Illinois to make child-proofing mandatory for e-liquid bottles?

13th May 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. state of Illinois is considering making child locks for bottles of e-liquid mandatory, a move which would give the state stricter rules than those planned by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Obama’s choice for health job is pushed for view on flavours

9th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate e-cigarettes.

The U.S. deeming regulations: timeline of the next stages

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were published today in the Federal Register, beginning the process that will eventually lead to their approval and implementation.

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FDA’s product approval process is biggest worry for e-cig sector

25th April 2014 - Business briefing |

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The deeming regulations on e-cigarettes issued yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were largely expected by the industry and greeted without panic, although concerns were raised over the product approval process and the underlying philosophy of regulating all nicotine-containing products in a similar way.

Deeming regulations: FDA still unsure on many questions

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The proposed regulations for e-cigarettes released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are only proposals, and the FDA still appears uncertain about how to regulate many aspects of the new products.

FDA’s leader promised action… and the audience just laughed

25th April 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drew laughter from a Washington, D.C. audience this week when she promised that the agency’s long-delayed deeming rules on e-cigarettes and other products were imminent.

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?