7th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |
Our review of the top e-cigarette regulatory stories recently in the news.
Our review of the top e-cigarette regulatory stories recently in the news.
Malaysia is expected to unveil proposals for regulating e-cigarettes in the next couple months. It is thought that the country will encourage its growing e-cigarette industry, and not impose a ban like some of its southeast Asian neighbours.
Researchers in the U.S. have developed a model for predicting the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes, which they say could gauge the expected yield of a device before it is even built.
Californian senator Mark Leno’s e-cigarette bill is back, despite seeming to have died last month after a legislative committee tore out some of its most significant measures.
Vape stores in Austria will be allowed to continue selling e-cigarettes, one of the country’s highest courts has ruled.
ECigIntelligence breaks down the minimum cost it is likely to require for a company to meet the recommendations laid out in the British Standards Institution (BSI) publicly available specification (PAS).
An in-depth look at the regulation and legislation ruling the South Korean e-cigarette market.
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Poland has unexpectedly proposed some stiffer measures for e-cigarette regulation than originally imagined. New proposals are looking to bring in public use as well as advertising restrictions along with the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations and industry standards • Appendix 1: provincial and territorial tobacco regulation in Canada • Appendix 2: market authorisation in Canada
Executive summary • Background • Implementing acts and reports • Implementing act: reporting format • Implementing act: refill mechanisms • Report: potential public-health risks • The regulation-makers • External contractors and the expert group • What lies ahead? • A European excise tax on e-cigs? • Timeline
Organisers and visitors at a New Jersey e-cigarette expo face fines totalling $50,000 for vaping indoors, following the event management’s apparent misunderstanding of the state’s laws on e-cig use in public places.
Introduction • The deeming regulations: express pre-emption of state laws • Where pre-emption does not apply • Pre-emption in practice: California’s Prop 65 • How pre-emption can prevent state-level litigation • Appendix: the doctrine of pre-emption • Appendix: Tobacco Control Act provisions
Philip Morris International (PMI) is deepening its commitment to alternative nicotine technologies with new rollouts for its iQOS heat-not-burn device, as well as cautious health-related claims for the product.
Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change
British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Germany, one of the last major European nations to leave under-age purchase of e-cigarettes unregulated, has acted to fill that gap with the introduction of draft legislation.
The latest court decision on Italy’s attempts to tax e-cigarettes has suspended taxation on zero-nicotine e-liquid, but left in place the controversial levy on nicotine-containing products.
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Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping prevalence.
Greece’s ongoing financial troubles have implications for the e-cigarette sector, according to a new report from ECigIntelligence.
There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations, while another committee in California effectively killed a bill that would have banned vaping in most public places and formally equated e-cigs with tobacco.
Only about one in 30 Americans fully understand the relative health risks of different nicotine products, according to a new study.
Legislative solution: giving the FDA discretion • Legislative solution: changing the grandfathering date • Legislative solution: amending the Tobacco Control Act • Judicial challenge: the Tobacco Control Act’s purpose • Judicial challenge: scientific evidence • Judicial challenge: free speech • Judicial challenge: are e-cigs really tobacco products? • Judicial challenge: injunctive relief • Solutions from the FDA
E-cigarettes are banned by about one in eight of the globe’s nations, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation and the tobacco monopoly • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw
State governments in Australia and the U.S. are moving to stop the use of e-cigarettes in cars where children are present.
The British government has released a draft law for the partial implementation of the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering new rules that could require manufacturers of e-liquids and other products to child-proof their packaging and affix warnings about nicotine poisoning.
Canadian retailers’ attitudes to e-cigarettes differ dramatically across the country, new research suggests.
A crucial appropriations bill in the U.S. Congress is being used to launch a pre-emptive strike against the grandfather date for e-cigarette products proposed by the FDA.
New York state’s attorney general has cracked down on e-cigarette firms that violate state laws against selling e-liquids without child-proof packaging.
Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw
E-cigs will soon be prohibited from being carried inside checked-in baggage destined for the cargo hold of airplanes, as a UN agency modifies guidance to include the devices on the dangerous goods list.
State law: age verification • State taxes: “Amazon laws” • State taxes: the Marketplace Fairness Act • Federal law: PACT and mail restrictions • The future of online sales regulation
Singapore is to ban e-liquids as part of a wider move to end the importation, sale and use of alternatives to combustible tobacco.
Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement
Taxation of e-cigarettes in Portugal will hold back market growth and drive consumers online, although its effects have yet to be fully felt, the local industry believes.
A senior member of the U.S. Senate has asked the government to start tracking imports of e-cigarette products, saying that the high proportion manufactured overseas has “revenue, public health and economic impacts”.
Switzerland is preparing to legalise nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, which are currently prohibited.
Wales is likely to become the first part of the United Kingdom to prohibit vaping in workplaces and enclosed public spaces, while milder regulation has been tabled before Scotland’s parliament.
The background to Greek regulation • National regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Post-TPD enforcement
The British parliament has banned vaping in the corridors of power. But parliamentary groups discussing e-cigarettes are still going strong and planning their strategies.
Ontario legislators have voted in a new bill that severely restricts the marketing and use of e-cigs within Canada’s most populous province.
Portugal’s taxation policy on e-cigarettes has kept the market relatively small – and its full impact has not yet been felt by vapers or companies in the sector, according to research from ECigIntelligence.
ECigIntelligence is breaking down the complex potential layers of federal, state and local legislation.
An in-depth look at the Czech regulatory market as the country gears up for EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) implementation.
Introduction • State tax models • Varying impacts of tax models • State tax policy approaches analysed • State-by-state tax proposals in detail
Indonesia appears set to give teeth to its long-standing antipathy toward e-cigarettes with a new ban on sales and imports.
A challenge to the New York City public vaping ban has been denied by a Manhattan judge.
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