ECigIntelligence - World’s law-makers favour basing e-cig rules on tobacco
ECigIntelligence - About two thirds of large countries have some form of e-cigarette regulation, and they tend to control the products using existing laws relating to tobacco or nicotine, according to new research.
Four American scholars examined the e-cig regulations of 102 nations, including those that contributed to last summer’s report for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) as well as a handful of other large economies.
Of those, 70 have official policies on e-cigs, mostly implemented through existing nicotine or cigarette laws.
One effect of this practice is that many countries make a distinction between nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-cigs, according to the researchers from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Barnaby Page - ECigIntelligence staff