11th July 2014 - Regulatory reports |
What the WHO FCTC is • The WHO FCTC in practice • What does the WHO FCTC mean for e-cigarettes?
What the WHO FCTC is • The WHO FCTC in practice • What does the WHO FCTC mean for e-cigarettes?
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
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.
E-cigarette regulation: lessons from another industry • Regulatory issues compared • Online gambling regulatory models • Lessons for the e-cigarette sector
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.
Edits made to e-cigarette proposal documents could significantly weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations.
Market intelligence • Market structure • Regulatory landscape
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.
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
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the period for industry and public comments on its proposed e-cigarette regulations by 30 days, to 8th August.
France appears to be edging closer to its long-awaited regulation of e-cigarettes.
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.
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.
Market intelligence • Regulatory landscape
Efforts to cut tobacco use in Russia could lead to an increase in vaping for the country ranked the world’s second in tobacco consumption.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict e-cigarette flavours and set standards for the child-proofing of products.
Market insight • Current regulatory framework
FDA 9-step regulatory process • Public comment • FDA e-cigarette information requests • FDA case studies: previous FDA efforts to regulate tobacco products • Impact of public comment submissions • Extension of public comment period for deeming regulations
Market intelligence • Regulatory landscape • Advertising • EU law • Medical licensing
Law-makers in North Carolina are set to approve legislation imposing a tax on e-cigarettes far lower than that levied on conventional cigarettes.
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.
Market intelligence • Retail channels • Consumer spending patterns • Regulatory landscape • Specific provisions • Tax
The first comprehensive report on e-cigarettes in the European Union is now available to all ECigIntelligence subscribers.
With two years still to run before the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into practical force, there are hints already that regulation will bring about a consolidation in major e-cigarette markets.
A Texas vape store has won a rare victory in persuading its city council to reverse a ban on using e-cigarettes in the retail outlets that sell them.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There is little chance of nicotine use becoming grounds for dismissal from jobs across much of the U.S., according to legal experts.
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 World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing to rule on a challenge to the legality of plain packaging regulations for tobacco cigarettes.
A trade group that supports e-cigarettes used its spring conference on Monday to deliver a big dose of tough talk, as speaker after speaker warned that the industry faces a fight for its very future.
Top health officials from major U.S. metropolitan areas served notice Thursday that they will continue taking the lead in protecting their citizens’ health against the potential public risks posed by the booming industry.
The proposed new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a lukewarm welcome from the country’s mainstream media, with most editorialists backing the agency’s restrictions but suggesting it will have to go further.
The European Union’s revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) becomes law in three weeks, setting it on the road to full implementation by member states in 2016.
Here is a round-up of the key facts on the U.S. e-cigarette regulation proposals released in Washington yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A little-noticed provision in the new regulations for e-cigarettes and other products proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to give the agency authority to extend its remit to novel tobacco products as yet uninvented.
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?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the overall probable impact of e-cigarettes on public health in formulating its new regulations released yesterday, according to the agency.
Key Democratic members of Congress on Thursday eagerly welcomed the long-delayed proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the agency’s regulatory authority over the e-cigarette industry and other tobacco products, while Republican law-makers remained more muted.
One of the biggest, if least surprising, measures in today’s proposed U.S. regulations for e-cigarettes is the restriction of sale to over-18s.
The short history of e-cigarettes could mean they need a special system for assessing new products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests in its proposed regulations released today.
The new e-cigarette regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will apply to cartridges as well as the e-cigs themselves, but some accessories may be exempt.
The health warnings required on e-cigarette packaging by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be markedly less obtrusive than those mandated on packs of tobacco cigarettes.
The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place usage.
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