Regulatory briefing

The regulatory briefing section offers regulatory news and updates from the e-cigarette industry worldwide. Briefings cover topics such as: introduction and passing of relevant bills and bans; changes to regulations in individual countries or regions; and how current affairs and government policies are affecting the industry. It also provides ECigIntelligence’s expert summary of events and analysis.

EU Council to ‘promote’ revision of tobacco excise directive

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 13th July 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
The upcoming presidencies of the Council of the European Union have agreed to include the revision of the Directive 2011/64 on the structure and rates of excise duties applied to manufactured tobacco in their strategic agenda ...

Alberta tables new e-cig legislation setting under-age sales ban

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th June 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alberta
Canada
North America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Canada could soon have provincial vaping laws from coast to coast after Alberta, the one province without its own law, tabled legislation to crack down on where vaping products can be sold and who can purchase them ...

World No Tobacco Day 2020: the debate about harm reduction

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st May 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products ...

Maryland governor vetoes planned increases in vaping sales taxes

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th May 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Maryland
North America
United States
COVID-19
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
A planned increase in sales taxes on e-cigarettes has been halted in the US state of Maryland due to concern about the economic impact on the industry amid the coronavirus pandemic ...

COP9 postponement buys time to consider evidence, say experts

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing
The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector ...

Health advocates urge Indonesian president to act against vaping

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Indonesia
Philippines
COVID-19
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing
A large grouping of non-profit and health organisations has called on Indonesian president Joko Widodo to take a stricter stance against e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the battle against COVID-19 ...

Costa Rica gearing up to ban public vaping and tax e-cig products

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Central America
Costa Rica
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Regulatory briefing
The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica is heading towards passing new legislation before the end of April that would ban the use of e-cigarettes in public and impose taxes on all e-cigs and e-liquids ...

US state-level regulation paused as lawmakers go into lockdown

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
COVID-19
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
With president Donald Trump announcing social distancing and other measures being extended until the end of April it seems unlikely many US state legislatures will choose to end their adjournments soon ...

Tobacco 21 law signed in Wyoming and Florida; Alaska moves forward

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alaska
Florida
North America
United States
Wyoming
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wyoming and Florida are the two latest US jurisdictions to adopt new e-cigarette regulations that will increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – while other states such Alaska are moving ahead with new...

US FDA suspends all vape store inspections for at least a month

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
COVID-19
FDA
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The US Food and Administration (FDA) has decided to issue “a partial stop work order” for the external companies that are carrying out product compliance checks and vape store inspections ...