Category: Regulation

Vote against flavors

Vote against flavors

| January 15, 2020

New Jersey lawmakers voted on Monday to ban flavored vapor products in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use.

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Mixed reactions

Mixed reactions

| January 6, 2020

The recently announced U.S. flavor restrictions elicit mixed responses among stakeholders.

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Crackdown announced

Crackdown announced

| January 2, 2020

The FDA today issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids.

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Taking charge

Taking charge

| January 1, 2020

To prevent a regulatory overreaction, the vapor industry needs to self-regulate its use and marketing of flavors.

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Caught off-guard

Caught off-guard

| December 31, 2019

The sudden enforcement of a new U.S. law raising the minimum tobacco buying age to 21 has caught some tobacco and vape shop operators by surprise.

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‘Tobacco 21’ becomes law

‘Tobacco 21’ becomes law

| December 23, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill raising the federal age requirement for tobacco and vapor product purchases to 21 from 18.

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Green light for low-nic cigs

Green light for low-nic cigs

| December 17, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued marketing orders to permit the sale in the U.S. of 22nd Century Group’s low-nicotine Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol cigarettes.

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Higher tobacco age likely

Higher tobacco age likely

| December 17, 2019

The U.S. Congress would raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 from 18 under a government spending bill unveiled on Monday.

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Legalization requested

Legalization requested

| December 13, 2019

Philip Morris International has applied to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia to legalize its heat-not-burn tobacco products.

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Emergency ban ended

Emergency ban ended

| December 13, 2019

Massachusetts ends its emergency vapor product ban as legislation takes over.

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Hahn confirmed

Hahn confirmed

| December 13, 2019

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Hahn will succeed Scott Gottlieb, who left the federal agency in April.

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PMTA contracts signed

PMTA contracts signed

| December 11, 2019

Avail will take the lead in submitting an array of products for the FDA’s premarket tobacco product application process.

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Support for German ad ban

Support for German ad ban

| December 11, 2019

Germany’s Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party, the CSU, have backed a plan to phase out tobacco advertising in outdoor areas from 2020.

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Nova Scotia bans flavors

Nova Scotia bans flavors

| December 6, 2019

Nova Scotia will ban the sale of flavored vapor products on April 1, making it the first Canadian province to take such action.

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Plain packaging enacted

Plain packaging enacted

| December 5, 2019

Turkey’s plain tobacco packaging law takes effect today. Manufacturers have until Jan. 5, 2020, to clear branded stock.

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Ban approved

Ban approved

| December 4, 2019

India’s upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, has approved a bill to prohibit the production, trade, transport, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes.

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Restricting sales

Restricting sales

| December 4, 2019

Hungary’s Parliament on Dec. 3 approved legislation limiting the sale of vapor products to the state-run network of tobacco shops.

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Ban considered

Ban considered

| December 3, 2019

Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of vapor products in response to a global health scare.

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Push against flavors

Push against flavors

| December 3, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Finance is pushing for a ban on flavored vapor products to discourage youth from vaping.

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Warnings inching closer

Warnings inching closer

| November 27, 2019

The extended period to comment on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposals for graphic health warnings ends today.

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