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Long-term health effects: the good news and the bad news

15 February, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

United Kingdom
United States
World
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

Two new real-world studies of the (relatively) long-term health effects of vaping come to very different conclusions: one very positive about reduced cancer danger, the other sounding a warning about possible cardiovascular implications.

Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD

9 February, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Croatia
Cyprus
Europe
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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

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

13 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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.

ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law

12 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

EU
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

ECigIntelligence has launched a series of professional e-learning courses about key developments in the e-cigarette sector. The first online tutorial tells you all you need to know about e-cigarette advertising in the UK following the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

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

5 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Malta
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

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.