Category: Regulation

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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Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

| April 22, 2014

It is quite literally “any day now” that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will release its proposal for the regulation of e-cigarettes, according to a spokesperson for the FDA. The rules could change the landscape of the tobacco and vapor industries. The FDA will most likely ban sales to those under […]

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Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

| February 6, 2014

Bhutan’s Upper House resolved that the country’s ban on the import of tobacco must end. In a majority resolution on February 3 the house said the ban on import and sale of tobacco products must end to control the black market, reports the Bhutan News Network. Bhutan had gained fame for being the first country […]

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