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Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

7 March, 2017

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Malta
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Montenegro
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  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 […]

Historic Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish government consults over plan for extra advertising regulation

6 March, 2017

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Scotland’s government is to launch a consultation over plans to regulate advertising and marketing of e-cigarettes more tightly than in the rest of the UK.

Ethan Nadelmann

Drug policy reformer Nadelmann to address Global Forum on Nicotine

6 March, 2017

EU
Europe
North America
Poland
United States
Policy and Politics
Business news analysis

Ethan Nadelmann, widely regarded as the outstanding U.S. proponent of drug policy reform around the world, is to share his views on the links between policy and harm reduction at this summer’s Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN).

Le Petit Vapoteur

French e-cig retailer is Europe’s second fastest-growing company

6 March, 2017

EU
Europe
France
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business news analysis

French retailer Le Petit Vapoteur has taken second place in a list of Europe’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies, demonstrating the potential for spectacular success in a market threatened by newly imposed regulation.

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe

6 March, 2017

Albania
Andorra
Asia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
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Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Middle East
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Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
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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

6 March, 2017

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Hong Kong
India
Mexico
New Zealand
North America
South Africa
South America
South Korea
Thailand
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An interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes around the world.

Update: product restrictions combined tracker

2 March, 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
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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: Combined TPD notifications tracker

2 March, 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.

FDA headquarters, Maryland

Nicotine-free and synthetic nicotine – some clarity from the FDA at last

1 March, 2017

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Do nicotine-free and synthetic nicotine e-liquids come under the scope of the FDA’s deeming regulations? It’s a pressing question for the U.S. e-cigarette industry – and at last there is some clarity emerging on the issue.

Smoke and mirrors

The ‘gateway effect’ – is it just a matter of smoke and mirrors?

28 February, 2017

North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

A study claiming to have added to evidence that vaping can be “a one-way bridge to smoking” by young people has been subjected to critical analysis – and found to be seriously wanting.

Updated tracker: e-cig advertising and marketing in Europe

28 February, 2017

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

The ECigIntelligence tracker of e-cigarette marketing and advertising regulation in Europe, exclusively for our Platinum subscribers, provides a detailed breakdown of how the law will look across all EU member states after the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into effect in May 2016.

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

27 February, 2017

Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.

Smoking in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria responds to the freedom to vape where smoking’s banned

27 February, 2017

Asia
Bulgaria
Europe
Greece
Malaysia
United Kingdom
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Bulgarians have taken up vaping enthusiastically – and their chief reason for doing so is the freedom to vape indoors and in public places where smoking is forbidden.

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.

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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 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.