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Updated regulatory tracker: public place e-cigarette usage in Europe

24 February, 2017

EU
Europe
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

The ECigIntelligence tracker of public place vaping regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of laws across the EU member states.

Paris at night, by Chris Yunker

French doctors offered advice on when to recommend e-cigs

22 February, 2017

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

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.

Sales stay online as e-cig usage increases in Italy

21 February, 2017

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In our latest report on the Italian market, we see that online remained the largest e-cig sales channel, in 2016, with a significant increase in traffic in early last year reflecting an increased e-cig usage during this period. However, Italy’s leading online retailers have significantly less traffic than in comparable e-cig markets such as the UK and France – and like other e-cig markets, leading online retailers drive the majority of traffic in the sector.

Charles Bridge, Prague, in the mist

Czech Republic TPD implementation leaves a few uncertainties

20 February, 2017

Czech Republic
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has been transposed into Czech law – but some issues, including the vital one of notification deadlines, remain unresolved.

Selection of ecigs inc two from ProVape on the right - Terry Ozon

Pioneering U.S. manufacturer ProVape blames FDA for closure

20 February, 2017

North America
United States
Washington
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

ProVape has announced its decision to close down, citing the upcoming high cost of compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) e-cigarette regulations.

Asia Pacific warms to heat-not-burn, but it’s not an easy road

20 February, 2017

Asia
Australasia
Japan
New Zealand
South Korea
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International are attempting to widen their distribution of heat-not-burn (HnB) products throughout Pacific Asia, but there have been problems along the way.

Impacts of regulatory changes on the global e-cigarette market

20 February, 2017

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Is regulation always a bad thing for the vapour industry? In a report based on a presentation given to industry experts in Washington, ECigIntelligence’s international legal analyst Pablo Cano Trilla weighs up the evidence for and against.

Equestrian statue, Copenhagen

Denmark makes the rules clearer than most on TPD enforcement

17 February, 2017

Denmark
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence reports on the Danish approach to regulating e-cigarettes in the wake of Europe’s TPD, and finds it more detailed and transparent than most.

U.S. Capitol, Washington

Cole and Bishop try again to get grandfather date brought forward

17 February, 2017

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Republican U.S. House member Tom Cole has announced the reintroduction of a bill to change the grandfather date in the FDA’s deeming regulation – but with significantly expanded legislation to cover other major areas.

Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa, a home-grown trade with little presence of Big Tobacco

15 February, 2017

Africa
South Africa
Market Research
Market reports

Our South African analysis finds a market dominated by local companies and manufacturers, with little presence of Big Tobacco names, and very little effect of a purely theoretical ban on the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes.

Thumbs up, thumbs down

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

15 February, 2017

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.

Vermont Vapor - VT Vapor

Vaping business ‘forced to close’ for passing on cessation claims from TV

15 February, 2017

North America
United States
Vermont
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

U.S. e-cigarette company claims fines levied against it for making smoking cessation claims have forced it out of business – even though such claims on its website came from legitimate U.S. TV shows and customer reviews.

Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

14 February, 2017

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Wales
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

  ECigIntelligence is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information on the world’s e-cigarette markets. With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements our suite of TPD information available to subscribers. The suite also includes a regulatory tracker of current e-cig […]

Update: product restrictions combined tracker

14 February, 2017

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Scotland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Wales
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

Our new product restrictions combined tracker puts together five key ECigIntelligence EU Tobacco Products Directive trackers for your convenience. The transitional period tracker, banned ingredients tracker, health warnings tracker, non-nicotine classification tracker, and the food and cosmetic products in labelling tracker.

Updated database: key global e-cigarette markets, February 2017

13 February, 2017

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Canada
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
North America
Poland
South America
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Databases

ECigIntelligence’s global e-cigarette market database, produced exclusively for Platinum subscribers, includes market size estimates; smoking rates; vaping statistics; form factors; online and offline pricing; distribution channels; brands and chains; and key contacts.

L'il shop, Changsha, Hunan province

China buys cheap, but higher prices bring higher returns

10 February, 2017

Asia
China
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

The most popular e-liquid products in China appear to be the cheapest ones, according to a new ECigIntelligence analysis of online pricing in the Chinese market.

Tom Price

Senate confirms Price as health secretary – now who for the FDA?

10 February, 2017

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulatory news analysis

Senators have confirmed President Trump’s choice of Tom Price to be U.S. health secretary, setting up a much-anticipated nomination of the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief.

Smoking v vaping

Can e-cigs pay government dividends in the battle against smoking?

10 February, 2017

Europe
Ireland
United Kingdom
World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

How effective – and in particular how cost-effective – can e-cigarettes be at a national level in the battle against smoking? These are questions governments and researchers are starting to take seriously.

Safety tests highlight need for vigilance on e-cig chargers

9 February, 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
Wales
Companies
Public Health and Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory news analysis

Recent reports of high failure rates among e-cigarette chargers tested by authorities in Wales highlight the need for vigilance by manufacturers to ensure their products meet safety standards.

Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD

9 February, 2017

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

Austria market offline and fragmented but still developing

9 February, 2017

Austria
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In this ECigIntelligence report into the Austrian market, we find that an estimated 1.41% of the population are vapers. It is a highly fragmented industry, both in product preferences and distribution, and distribution is based on physical sales through vape stores and open system products.

Archived tracker: combined TPD notifications, Dec 2016

9 February, 2017

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Tracker and database archives

For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Updated: Combined TPD notifications tracker

9 February, 2017

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe

7 February, 2017

Albania
Andorra
Asia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Middle East
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
World
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

Interactive map of e-cigarette regulation in the EU and EEA now and from 2016.

Regulatory tracker: current global regulation of e-cigarettes

7 February, 2017

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Hong Kong
India
Mexico
New Zealand
North America
South Africa
South America
South Korea
Thailand
World
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes around the world.