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Legislative Rider Could Save 99% of E-Cigarettes from Effective Ban

With the FDA's final e-cigarette regulations nearly upon us, we are getting dangerously close to a leap back to the stone age of vaping, due to new rules that would have every vaporizer launched after February 15, 2007 removed from the market for retroactive approval, a process too expensive and tedious for most companies to bear. The FDA has stated that it lacks authority to change the grandfather date adopted in the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, so the vaping industry...

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FDA Finally Issues Proposed Regulations for Electronic Cigarettes

It has taken the Food and Drug Administration five long years to finally issue proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes, after failed attempt to establish authority over them as drugs or drug delivery devices, in 2009. The highly anticipated announcement was made yesterday, and was received with mixed reactions. US cities and states have been busy issuing their own rules regarding the use and sales of electronic cigarettes, but everyone, from consumers and...

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If You’re a European Vaper, You HAVE to Know about This

Your freedom as a vaper is under serious threat! The controversial New Tobacco Directive has recently been adopted by the European Union and will come into effect in 2016. Although some compromises have been made on the subject of electronic cigarettes, the included restrictions will the market as we know it and put e-cigs in the hands of tobacco and pharmaceutical corporations. Here are some of the things you can expect to happen after the EU tobacco directive comes into...

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Approved Tobacco Directive Could Lead to a Ban on Refillable E-Cigarettes in the European Union

After hard-fought negotiations, the European Union has struck a deal on the new tobacco directive, choosing to regulate electronic cigarettes as consumer products, but leaving the door wide open for individual member countries to regulate them as medicines if they so desire. Back in October, e-cigarettes scored a major legislative win, after the EU Parliament decided to Read More...

EU Commission Trying to Ban Electronic Cigarettes, According to Leaked Document

Electronic cigarettes scored a major victory in October, when the European Parliament voted against tight medical regulations, but the war is still ongoing. According to a leaked document, the EU Commission is trying to ban almost all available e-cigarette models and e-liquids containing over 20 mg. of nicotine per ml. of vapor. The debate about how to regulate electronic cigarettes seems to be the only thing preventing Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and member...

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E-Cigarettes Score Major Victory in Europe as EU Lawmakers Reject Tight Medical Regulation

On October 8, the European Parliament voted against Amendment 71 or the new Tobacco Products Directive, which would have seen electronic cigarettes regulated as medical products and sold only in pharmacies. It's not clear whether it was the pleas of reputed physicians, the information campaigns of organizations like the Electronic...

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The Dangers of Regulating E-Cigarettes as Medicinal Products

"The world has gone mad when tobacco is less regulated than products designed to end tobacco use." This statement belongs to Martin Callanan, a member of the British Parliament, and it was made in reference to the UK's decision to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicinal products by 2016. Although the FDA has yet to issue a proposal for the regulation of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, the threat of these devices being regulated the same way in the US still...

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FDA to Issue Proposed Regulations on E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products by October

The Food and Drug Administration was supposed to issue proposed regulations for Other Tobacco Products (OTP) including electronic cigarettes by April of 2013, but that deadline has long passed without any announcements from the agency's Center for Tobacco Control (CTP). Last week, the FDA released an updated version of its "Unified Agenda" indicating that the CTP intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by October 2013 on other products that fall within the...

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E-Cigarettes to Be Regulated as Medicines in Britain

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in Britain has recently announced electronic cigarettes along with products containing nicotine will be regulated as medicinal products, by 2016. It's bad news for our vaping friends in the United Kingdom. The MHRA, Britain's governing body on medicines and healthcare has decided to start regulating electronic cigarettes as medicinal products to ensure that they "are safe, are of the right quality and work."...

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E-Cigarette Licensing in the UK Could Wipe Out the Whole Market

Sales and studies show the popularity of electronic cigarettes has soared in the last few years, and the United Kingdom is probably the second biggest market, after the US. That could change if the Government decides to go ahead with its plan of licensing the product. Over 650,000 UK smokers have switched to e-cigarettes last year, and around two million have tried them at least once, according to a survey by the charity Action on Smoking and Health. Those are pretty...

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