Regulation and Legislation

Move to raise legal age: Washington and Seattle regulatory report

5th March 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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As we look at the state of Washington, and its biggest city Seattle — where according to latest figures 14.7% of adults in the state smoke and youth e-cigarette use is at 13% — we find law makers are turning their attention to the minimum age at which you can purchase vaping products

Flavours facing fresh scrutiny: New Jersey regulatory report

4th March 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the rules and regulations of New Jersey we find that new tax and public vaping regulations have been now been enacted. However, many bills remain in the Assembly or the Senate from last year with little or no movement

The Netherlands: a case study on plain packaging for e-cigarettes

26th February 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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So far Israel is the only country to insist on plain packaging for e-cigarettes – but it’s on the agenda elsewhere, such as the Netherlands, where the scheme is backed by the minister charged with rewriting public health rules

Switzerland regulatory report

18th February 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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Switzerland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Our updated report looks at the tobacco law that is likely to form the basis of future regulation of e-cigarettes and HnB products in a country that is in Europe but outside the EU

US e-cig stakeholders

14th February 2019 - Databases |

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the EU e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

New York State regulatory report

13th February 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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This updated report looks at around 30 new bills to restrict vapour products which have been introduced to the New York State Assembly and Senate since the 2019 legislative session convened on 9th January

US FDA committee approves snuff reduced-risk claim

8th February 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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A science committee at the FDA has approved a reduced-risk claim for snuff, a decision which may raise hopes that the agency is willing to accept some tobacco products as safer than others

Illinois tries again as Tobacco 21 gains ground across several states

7th February 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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Several US states have recently introduced initiatives aimed at fighting what health regulators have termed the “youth vaping epidemic” by increasing the purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products to 21

EU e-cig stakeholders

7th February 2019 - Databases |

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the EU e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

US states place e-cigarette taxes among budget proposals

4th February 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

State budget proposals for the 2020 fiscal year that would apply new taxes to e-cigarette products are under consideration in a number of US states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Montana

E-cigarette industry and regulation: trackers and databases

1st February 2019 - Databases , Regulatory trackers |

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ECigIntelligence’s trackers and databases provide a powerful, flexible way to find information on the e-cigarette industry and its regulation around the globe. Simply select your area of interest to get started.

United Kingdom regulatory report

28th January 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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The UK is still set to leave the EU, after which the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will no longer apply but the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 will remain in force with minor amendments

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

25th January 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml.

As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid containing over 17 mg of nicotine per ml, which was a de facto ban.

Governor Cuomo announces plans to curb vaping in New York State

24th January 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently announced part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes.

As a statement of intent, Governor Cuomo then presented his $152.3 billion state budget for 2019, including a 10 cent per ml tax on e-liquid. The tax would be imposed on all products, regardless of whether they contain nicotine or not. If passed, the tax would take effect 180 days later.

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

21st January 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying tobacco-related products was 16 years old.
The new age limit was voted into law in the federal parliament in April 2018, and now needs to be implemented by each state or land.

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

18th January 2019 - Regulatory briefing |

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British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes.
The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just one query: “What question(s) about electronic cigarettes would you like to see answered by research?”

Republic of Ireland regulatory report

10th January 2019 - Regulatory reports |

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This regulatory report on Ireland includes updates on labelling and packaging, upcoming restrictions on retail, including a ban on sales to minors, public usage, advertising and marketing, and taxation