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Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

21st July 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarettes are regulated in Sweden by the Act on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (2017/425), which came into force on 1st July 2017. It transposed the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Swedish legislation. Non-nicotine products are currently not regulated.

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

14th June 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The interpretation of the European TPD by the Irish Department of Health has resulted in a slightly more restrictive stance towards e-cigarettes in the Republic of Ireland than in the neighbouring UK, but there is no nationwide ban on public vaping and nicotine-free liquids are unaffected by the regulations.

Poland: a stringent approach to vapour products

8th June 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence brings you updated detail on the state of Polish regulation of e-cigarette products following transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive into national law, and reports on how the rules are being enforced in practice.

Austria: restrictions go beyond TPD requirements

7th June 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing product, going further than the TPD, with online sales banned and both advertising and vaping in public places heavily restricted.

Italy: minimum restrictions but tax on e-cigs with nicotine

19th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The Italian government has implemented the minimum level of restrictions required by the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). A tax of €0.393 (0.438 USD) per millilitre is imposed on all e-cig products that contain nicotine.

France: post-TPD rules get some needed clarification

18th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

One of the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, France has transposed the European TPD in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

Hardware notification in Denmark: questions answered

12th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

From 7th June 2017, all e-cig products launched in Denmark must meet the new requirements for notification and ones that don’t must be removed from the market. As the transitional period is approaching, questions concerning hardware notification are being raised by many of our subscribers. This guide aims to clarify any particularities you may face in the process of hardware notification.

Russia: strict regulation appears to be on the way

11th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Russia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Until now the only law directly affecting e-cigarettes in Russia has been a tax levied on nicotine-containing products. But that looks set to change, with five bills under consideration that would see sweeping restrictions imposed.

Online tutorial: EU packaging regulation and UK interpretations

28th April 2017 | E-learning , Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
E-learning
Regulatory reports

There are strict laws around the labelling and packaging of e-cigarette products in Europe. But the EU legislation concerning this has been interpreted and imposed in different ways across different member states. These variations can make producing legally packaged products for Europe a challenging business. This online tutorial will guide you through the key points of legislation.

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New Zealand research adds weight to the relative harm argument

19th April 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory reports

Researchers in New Zealand have produced a paper comparing the relative health risks of e-cigs and smoking which they hope will add more information to the limited pool the authorities are dipping into to guide the making of regulations.

Estonia: online ban, taxes on the way

18th April 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

While The Tobacco Act classes e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products, Estonia’s government is considering a draft amendment to that bill that could see domestic online sales may be banned in 2019. Currently, e-liquid is not taxed, but that is likely to change in 2018, when e-liquids could be taxed at the rate of €0.2 per millilitre.

Lithuania: restrictions in line with TPD

6th April 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Our guide to Lithuania’s amended Tobacco law, which came into force on 20th May 2016, transposing the European TPD and imposing various legal restrictions on vaping products.

Romania: tax unchanged, advertising restricted

30th March 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this March 2017 report, we see that Romania has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). There is a tax on some e-cigarette products, but vaping is still allowed in most public places.

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