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South Africa regulatory report: vaping in legal limbo

23rd October 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nicotine e-cigs can only be sold legally in South Africa at pharmacies under medical licence. There is, however, a thriving black market, and a government promise – yet to be acted on – to regulate e-cigs in the same way as tobacco

Two possible paths to e-cig legalisation: Mexico regulatory report

4th October 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The sale of e-cigarette products is banned in Mexico under the General Tobacco Control Law, although a modest e-cigarette market does exist. In 2015 Mexico’s highest court unanimously held that the regulator’s interpretation of Mexico’s Tobacco Control law is in violation of the constitution

Light-touch regulation aids HnB over e-cigs in Japan

7th August 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at Japan, we find the country is a favoured market for heated tobacco products because regulation is much lighter on tobacco than it is on nicotine-containing e-cigs. In a country where 20% of the population smoke, heated tobacco products are regulated in a similar way to tobacco in most policy areas.

China: the shape of possible e-cig regulation to come

13th July 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

With no specific regulation in place, e-cigarettes in China only come under general consumer product rules – but that could change. Our special report investigates current Chinese law and where it might be going.

Colombia: a free market faces tobacco-style regulation

15th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Colombia
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

By contrast with other South American countries, which have a de facto ban on vaping, e-cigarettes have until now been virtually unregulated in Colombia. That could soon change, however, with a proposal before Congress to bring e-cigs under the umbrella of tobacco regulation.

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Mexico: illegal trade goes on openly in the streets

11th April 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

A year and a half after the country’s Supreme Court overturned a fine on a vape salesman, e-cigarettes remain illegal in Mexico – but they also remain openly on sale, with no prosecutions in process.

Indonesia: ban looks possible – when government makes its mind up

15th December 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is far from clear – whether they come under regulations relating to tobacco, pharmaceutical or consumer products.
What does seem clear is that e-cigs continue to be legal for now, despite some reports last year to the contrary. It is possible they may become illegal in future. Our in-depth regulatory report looks at every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in Indonesia.

Taiwan

Taiwan: likely to end pharma regime for nicotine-containing products

1st December 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this report, ECigIntelligence looks in detail at the situation in Taiwan, where the legal situation may possibly be set to change. It is likely that nicotine-containing products will become legal while nicotine-free liquid will be banned, leading unusual situation of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes being available as consumer products while nicotine-free products were treated as pharmaceutical products.

Israel looks set to follow EU or U.S. lead on e-cig legislation

16th November 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in future legislative decisions.

Canada’s e-cig regulation a three-tiered tangle

29th March 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

    There are more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Canada.       Executive summary   The federal government’s regulatory stance on e-cigs is unclear, which is causing confusion in the industry and among regulatory bodies. The federal Health Canada agency has issued an advisory regulating the […]

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Philippines unregulated but local laws on horizon

28th January 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In the Philippines e-cigs are regulated as any other consumer product, therefore, the e-cig industry is largely unrestricted; in other words, very few product limitations apply, public usage and advertising is permitted, and e-cigs can be sold in any retail outlet.

E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma

26th January 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on Japanese regulation examines the legal framework and specific legislation that constrains the e-cig market there.

Malaysia’s e-cig landscape, 2015

30th December 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Singapore
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

        Executive Summary   In Malaysia, the manufacture, distribution or sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids requires a pharmaceutical or medical license. Non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids are treated as consumer products. Lack of enforcement implies that e-cigs are widely available. Five Malaysian states (Terengganu, Penang, Kedah, Johor, Kelantan) have banned the sale […]

E-cigarette regulation in Canada, July 2015

24th July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations and industry standards • Appendix 1: provincial and territorial tobacco regulation in Canada • Appendix 2: market authorisation in Canada

In depth: the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Chile, June 2015

18th June 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Chile
South America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement

In depth: what will the WHO decide on e-cig regulation?

8th September 2014 | Regulatory reports |

World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

WHO’s basis for regulation • Political will to regulate • Regulatory proposals in detail • Likely impact of COP6 recommendations • Industry excluded from consultation? • Russia’s political situation and COP6 • Conclusions