Regulation and Legislation

In depth: how e-cig associations set standards, influence policy

3rd September 2014 - Market reports , Topic market reports |

France: influence on regulation and case law • France: influence on standards adoption • French and European associations’ influence on the TPD • UK: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards • UK: developing manufacturing standards • French and British approaches compared • U.S.: industry self-regulation • U.S.: association regulatory and lobbying efforts

In depth: legal challenges to the EU Tobacco Products Directive

27th August 2014 - Regulatory reports , Topic regulatory reports |

The law governing adoption of the TPD • Significant new rules for tobacco and e-cigs • Challenges before transposition • Pre-transposition challenges by member states • Poland’s TPD challenge • Pre-transposition challenges before the UK high court • PMI’s TPD challenge • Totally Wicked’s TPD challenge • Possible post-transposition challenges • Possible impacts on article 20 and e-cig regulation • Potential challenges by other e-cig stakeholders

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

10th August 2014 - News analysis |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting critique of the agency’s approach from a U.S. vapers’ group.

In depth: little e-cig regulation in Poland, and not much likely

5th August 2014 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

E-cigs are not tobacco products • E-cigs are relatively unregulated • Standard consumer protection law applies • No product standards or requirements • Public use restrictions in significant cities • Limits on local government power • No tobacco taxes, or other special taxes – yet • Implementation of the TPD: scope • Implementation of the TPD: timeline and process • Implementation of the TPD: industry and NGO input • Implementation of the TPD: regulatory authority • Tobacco regulation in Poland

E-liquids: are they as dangerous as European regulators think?

29th July 2014 - News analysis |

Could handling e-liquid really be as safe as doing the dishes?

European regulations on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) have been wrongly categorising nicotine as extremely toxic when it should be considered the equivalent of washing-up liquid, a new report claims.

Swedish pharma regulator granted control over e-cigs

23rd July 2014 - News analysis |

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.

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

21st June 2014 - Regulatory reports , Topic regulatory reports |

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