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Euro survey finds one in 10 who want to quit smoking turn to e-cigs

15th June 2017 - Business briefing |

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One in ten Europeans who have tried to give up smoking have used e-cigarettes or similar devices to help them, according to a wide-ranging public opinion survey for the European Commission.

Some Japanese quit with e-cigs, but most prefer willpower

16th May 2017 - Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
Marketing and Retailing
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Business briefing

E-cigarettes are more popular than they are successful as smoking cessation aids in Japan, according to a recent study which suggests they should therefore “not be recommended or promoted”.

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European e-cig product notifications expected to top 140,000

27th February 2017 - Regulatory reports |

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Europe’s e-cigarette manufacturers and importers had submitted more than 70,000 individual products to the European Union Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) by the end of 2016 – and that number is expected to have rapidly doubled.

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French doctors offered advice on when to recommend e-cigs

22nd February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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Public Health and Medicine
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French doctors, officially barred from giving advice on vaping, have been offered a set of recommendations on how to answer patients’ questions about e-cigarettes – and which groups of patients they can be most useful for.

Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD

9th February 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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Sweden, one of the last five countries to transpose Article 20 of the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), has announced draft legislation to bring the country into line with the rest of the EU on e-cigarettes

European court will consider challenge to EU snus ban

27th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
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A challenge to the UK’s snus ban has been sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, where judges could decide to overturn the entire EU’s prohibition on the powdered tobacco product.

Portugal halves e-liquid tax rate blamed for vape store closures

13th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Portugal
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Regulatory briefing

Portugal looks set to cut the tax on nicotine e-liquids by 50%, from €0.60/ml ($0.70) to €0.30/ml ($0.35) in its budget for 2017.
The country currently has the highest rate of tax on e-juices of all the European member states, something that has been blamed for the drastic drop in the number of vape stores in the country.

Malta lays down the law: no vaping in cars carrying under-16s

5th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Malta
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Regulatory briefing

The smallest country in the European Union has taken a lead in attempting to clear up a common ambiguity in e-cigarette regulation by making it specific that a law against smoking in cars when a child is present applies equally to vaping.

Taiwan braced for legal U-turn on nicotine vs non-nicotine

20th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Taiwan
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The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical regulation.

France reduces TPD notification fees and relaxes calendar 

17th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
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France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in May.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8th December 2016 - Business briefing |

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A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.