*Vancouver vape shops in haze of regulatory uncertainty
Citing Samuel Boucher (owner of Premium Liquid Labs, Vancouver)
It’s only a matter of time before the industry becomes regulated and he estimates that when it does, it could cost e-juice makers $50,000 to $100,000 to have a single line of e-juice pass all the testing needed for US Food and Drug Administration approval. He thinks that will be good for the e-juice makers in Canada who are already following self-imposed guidelines, which include having their product tested every six months.
“It’s going to weed out a lot of these guys who are making this crappy juice” Boucher said. “They’re not following any guidelines. People are still getting away with crappy product on the market” Read full article
**Canberra ecig’ use to be heavily restricted
ACT government has moved to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and ensure they cannot be used in smoke-free areas across the territory. Advertising of e-cigarettes, known as vapours, would be heavily restricted in public places and vending machine sales would also be banned. Promotions and customer reward schemes would also be banned along with product give-aways and sponsorship deals. Proposed legislation comes after a lengthy public consultation that resulted in 242 submissions from individuals, business owners and public health organisations. Read full article
***Hungary plans pre-market approval of ecigs’
The Hungarian government plans to regulate sales of e-cigarettes according to a draft bill posted on the governmentʼs website. It would require manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarettes and cartridges to register their products six months before bringing them to market and pay an administration fee to the state healthcare authority.
Manufacturers or sellers of e-cigarettes and cartridges that fail to comply with the regulations could be fined up to HUF-50-mln, depending on the severity of the violation. The bill would restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places, much as the use of conventional tobacco products are restricted. It would also ban the advertising of e-cigarettes or e-cigarette brands. Read full article
*Nelson Bennett (20 October 2015) Local e-cigarette shops wreathed in haze of regulatory uncertainty [editorial]. Retrieved from http://ow.ly/TDpwY
**Henry Belot (20 October 2015) Electronic cigarette use to be heavily restricted under proposed laws [online newspaper]. Retrieved from http://ow.ly/TDpjK
***MTI (20 October 2015) Government plans to regulate sales of e-cigarettes, cartridges [business journal]. Retrieved from http://ow.ly/TDoUE