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New incoming rules will mean further restrictions in Portugal

27th September 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

New legislation regulating nicotine-containing e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January 2016 in Portugal. Current taxes on nicotine e-liquids are €0.30/ml, but a new budget law is due for vote in November 2017 when it will become clearer if the rate will be changed or kept at the same level.

Shake and vape: the legal implications in the EU

24th August 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The sale of ingredients for shake and vape – enabling users to mix their own nicotine and non-nicotine e-liquids – is a legal grey area for sellers in many European countries, as it can be a way to get round TPD quantity restrictions on nicotine-containing liquids. In this report, ECigIntelligence looks into the matter in detail.

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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