Regulation and Legislation

FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

18th May 2014 - News analysis |

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.

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

25th April 2014 - News analysis |

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.

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

25th April 2014 - News analysis |

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?

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

23rd April 2014 - News analysis |

The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)

Could EU directive be a model
for U.S. treatment of e-cigs?

16th April 2014 - News analysis |

The European Parliament’s new rules on e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) have grabbed the attention of key members of the U.S. Senate, generating mixed reactions on whether it should influence the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the products.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and distributors of personal electronic vaporising units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). It is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding public health, regulatory affairs and » Continue Reading.

American Pharmacists Association (ASHP)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The ASHP is a national professional organisation whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students providing patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. www.ashp.org

BeTobaccoFree.gov

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include: about tobacco, health effects, quit now, and don’t start. betobaccofree.hhs.gov via Department of Health and Human Services – 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA

Tobacco-Free Kids

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The mission of Tobacco-Free Kids is to work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. www.tobaccofreekids.org 1400 Eye Street., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, USA

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The IRS the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code. www.irs.gov

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. www.hhs.gov 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this is the nation’s medical research agency. www.nih.gov 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA NIHinfo@od.nih.gov