Regulatory Outlook

The regulatory landscape facing the e-cigarette industry is complex and dynamic. 

The FDA "deeming regulations" and the European Commission "Tobacco Products Directive" remain the most important regulations currently facing the industry. These two documents are linked below. 

EU Commission TPD  (opens in a new window)

FDA Deeming Regulations  (opens in a new window)

In the United States

On a federal level, the Food and Drug Administration oversees regulations for e-cigarettes. With the "deeming regulations" that went into effect on August 8, 2016, industry now focuses on compliance. 

In order to assist with compliance, the Center for Tobacco Products of the FDA provides numerous resources, including webinars, to provide guidance and insight. 

Marketing ENDS as New Tobacco Products: A Guide for Manufacturers  (FDA Website)

New FDA, FTC Warning Letters to E-Liquid Companies  (FDA Website)

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Gives Insight on Tobacco Use (FDA Website)

FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan (FDA Website)