Author: Marija Obradovic

Regulatory report: UK

Written by Marija Obradovic || 24th November 2020 || Regulatory reports |

The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the UK. It is expected to be reviewed in 2021. This report provides an overview of the current regime in place in the...

UK regulatory report Appendix 2 – ASA/CAP

Written by Marija Obradovic || 18th November 2020 || Resources |

CAP rules The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued rules regarding the advertising of e-cigarettes or refills with nicotine, as well as any e-cigarette which can be used to consume nicotine even if it is marketed as...

UK regulatory report Appendix 1 – Relevant consumer and safety laws

Written by Marija Obradovic || 18th November 2020 || Resources |

  General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (an implementation of Directive 2001/95/EC) requires products launched to market to be safe, for consumers to be made aware of associated risks, and for products to be recalled if dangers are identified. CLP-Regulation...

Regulatory report: Bahrain

Written by Marija Obradovic || 29th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

In October 2020, the (GSO) told ECigIntelligence that the draft regulating electronic cigarettes is currently in its final stage and it is expected to be adopted by the end of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021...

Regulatory report: Japan

Written by Marija Obradovic || 20th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

This report provides an overview of the current laws and restrictions around e-cigs in Japan, focusing on areas such as advertising, labelling and packaging, age and product restrictions, taxation and enforcement ...

Malaysia regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 20th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

The Malaysian Ministry of Health is working on a framework for the regulation of e-cigarettes, and expects to put a proposal before parliament at the end of 2019. In the meantime ...

Portugal regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 10th April 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Our updated report outlines the rules governing e-cigarettes in Portugal, where they have been regulated since 2016 according to the European TPD, and how the regulations are applied ...

Lithuania regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 26th November 2018 || Regulatory reports |

This report on e-cig regulation in Lithuania contains updates on age and product restrictions, obligation to notify, public usage, advertising and marketing, taxation, enforcement, and bills currently under debate ...

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

Written by Marija Obradovic || 12th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Ukraine's current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it's only a matter of time before the European...

Hardware waste management in the EU

Written by Marija Obradovic || 8th January 2018 || Regulatory reports |

The hardware and batteries used in e-cigarette products must be disposed of in line with EU legislation. Packaging should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol, which indicates that hardware should be disposed of separately from normal household...