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Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

6th December 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nearly all EU member states have interpreted article 13 of the European TPD to ban all claims related to health in the absence of a medical certificate. However, there may be a pathway to a reduced-risk classification

New regulatory initiatives create uncertainty in Italian e-cigarette market

17th November 2017 | Regulatory reports |

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

Uncertainty surrounds the Italian e-cigarette market, following a number of recent regulatory decisions and initiatives. These include a court decision on the long-running issue of whether to tax nicotine-free e-liquids; proposals to ban online sales and limit offline sales; a range of potential new tax regimes; and new powers to shut down non-compliant online sellers.

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.

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