Category: Regulation

Tobacco vendors to register

Tobacco vendors to register

| December 28, 2016

A fine of $5,000 could be levied from February 1 on tobacco vendors in Fiji who fail to register their businesses.

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Hong Kong pushes for larger warnings

Hong Kong pushes for larger warnings

| December 26, 2016

Hong Kong wants to increase the size and number of graphic images accompanying health warning on cigarette packs.

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Graphic warnings from today

Graphic warnings from today

| December 23, 2016

The average fall in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among those countries that have imposed graphic health warnings is said to be four percent.

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Inaccurate warnings forever

Inaccurate warnings forever

| December 23, 2016

Somebody once said that it was possible to have your own opinion but not your own facts; but the US Food and Drug Administration seems to be calling this into question by employing its own science.

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FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

| December 22, 2016

A report claiming that most countries had not paid their contributions to an international tobacco control treaty did not take into account the payment schedules of the countries.

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U.S. warnings debate under way

U.S. warnings debate under way

| December 21, 2016

Is it possible to warn against the lack of effectiveness of warnings without destroying your own argument? Apparently, it depends on the nature of the warnings.

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France going plain-pack route

France going plain-pack route

| December 20, 2016

Next year, cigarettes sold in France will appear in the sort of standardized livery that was first introduced in Australia four years ago and that comprises mainly graphic warnings and an olive-colored background.

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Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

| December 19, 2016

A court brief by the US Food and Drug Administration seems to indicate that synthetic nicotine does not of itself fall under the remit of the deeming regulations.

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EU monitoring e-cigarettes

EU monitoring e-cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Despite the fast development rate of electronic cigarettes, the EU Commission, which is monitoring usage developments, has no plans to report on them until 2021.

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U.K. requires OK

U.K. requires OK

| December 15, 2016

Starting April 17, business and individuals carrying out any operation in the U.K. using raw tobacco must get approval from HM Revenue and Customs.

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FDA puts off modified risk decision

FDA puts off modified risk decision

| December 15, 2016

A decision on whether it can be stated officially in the US that the use of snus is less risky than is smoking, which is officially said to cause more than 400,000 deaths a year in the country, has been put off – possibly for years.

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Czech bill passed in lower house

Czech bill passed in lower house

| December 14, 2016

The approval of an anti-smoking bill in the lower house of the Czech parliament was a victory for the protection of people’s health over commercial interests, the prime minister has claimed.

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From the horse’s mouth

From the horse’s mouth

| May 9, 2016

View the original FDA document.

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New regulations ‘problematic’

New regulations ‘problematic’

| May 6, 2016

‘Rule pulls the rug out from smokers who have switched to vaping’

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‘Regs will ban 99 percent vapor products’

‘Regs will ban 99 percent vapor products’

| May 6, 2016

FDA should read Royal College of Physicians report.

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Uncertain future for ‘small vapor’

Uncertain future for ‘small vapor’

| May 6, 2016

‘SE pathway effectively closed’

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’Rules promote cigarettes’

’Rules promote cigarettes’

| May 6, 2016

Health expert calls deeming regulations “a disaster.”

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Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

| May 5, 2016

‘FDA rules will stifle innovation, risk jobs and prevent cessation.’

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Disputed grandfather date stays

Disputed grandfather date stays

| May 5, 2016

Products introduced after February 2007 require authorization.

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Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

| August 21, 2014

British e-cig manufacturer Totally Wicked said it received permission from the U.K.’s Administrative Court to seek a judicial review by the EU Court of Justice of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), specifically Article 20 pertaining to e-cigarettes. The company claims that the TPD article “represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods […]

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