Regulatory reports

Our regulatory reports provide legal and regulatory in-depth analysis of the vaping industry. Many reports focus on specific countries, providing a detailed overview of the regulatory landscape within the country. They also cover all current and possible future restrictions as well as the relevant laws and governing bodies. In addition, we have a number of other reports that analyse controversial and obscure areas, along with our expert interpretations of the relevant laws.

Regulatory report: Austria

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 26th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Austria
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing products, going further than the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). This report offers a summary of the regulatory framework for e-cigs in...

Regulatory report: Singapore

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Singapore
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
It is prohibited to sell, use, possess for sale, import or distribute imitation tobacco products including e-cigarettes and e-cigarettes devices in Singapore. This report covers all areas of regulation for e-cigs in Singapore ...

Regulatory report: Israel

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 14th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes are regulated in Israel as smoking products and as such are subject to the same regulation as combustible cigarettes. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework ...

US lawsuits against Juul pile up, but where are they all headed?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Companies
FDA
Health
Major brands
Regulatory reports
Juul is being sued in courts across the US. Most of the cases brought by individuals, states, or school districts have many allegations in common – and the consequences could affect the whole e-cigarette industry ...

Regulatory report: Azerbaijan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Azerbaijan
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarette regulation in Azerbaijan was made equal to that of conventional tobacco products by the Law Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory framework ...

Regulatory report: Lithuania

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 8th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory regime in Lithuania, including all current regulations and details on bills that are currently pending, which could change the regulatory framework if passed ...

Regulatory report: Estonia

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 5th October 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides all current up-to-date regulations regarding vaping in Estonia, including a very recent update to the law around menthol-flavoured e-liquids ...

Regulatory report: Russia

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Russia
World
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This reports details the regulation of e-cigarettes which came into force in Russia on 31st July 2020, including planned future tax rises and scheduled changes in sanctions ...

Regulatory report: Ireland

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 16th September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ireland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The new Irish government's five-year plan includes the introduction of new rules addressing taxation, sales and advertising restrictions. This report covers all current and future regulation in the Republic ...

Regulatory report: Kuwait

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 16th September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Kuwait
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides an overview of all current and near-future regulation of e-cigarettes in Kuwait ...

Regulatory report: Kazakhstan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Kazakhstan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Kazakhstan adopted regulation for e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in July 2020, when the legal framework mostly equalised regulation of e-cigarettes with the regulation of tobacco products ...

Regulatory report: Vietnam

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Vietnam
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While there is currently limited regulation, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health is working on a proposed total ban on e-cigarettes. This report provides information on both current and possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Cyprus

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a complete overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigarettes in Cyprus ...

Regulatory report: Colombia

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 19th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Colombia
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory regime in Colombia for e-cigarettes, as well possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Greece

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 14th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Greece, including information and restrictions relating to the most recent law that was adopted at the end of 2019 ...

Regulatory report: Philippines

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 11th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes were largely unrestricted in the Philippines until late 2019 , when strict regulation was established for both e-cigarettes and heated tobacco. This report covers all current regulation for e-cigarettes in the country ...

Regulatory report: Albania

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Albania
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Although not yet an EU member, Albania – to an extent – replicated the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into domestic law in 2019 through the amendment to the Law on the Protection of Health from Tobacco Products...

Top ten pending US vaping-related state bills, Q2 2020

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 3rd August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

California
Georgia
Illinois
Michigan
New York
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Here are what ECigIntelligence considers the ten most significant vaping-related bills currently on the table in the ten most populated US states ...

Regulatory report: Portugal

Written by Angela Jarosz || 14th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

Regulatory report: Belgium

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 30th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This substantially updated report offers a comprehensive overview of Belgium's regulatory framework for e-cigarettes, covering all aspects of the law and analysing both current and possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Belarus

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Belarus
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Belarus introduced e-cigarette regulation for the first time in 2019. This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigs and related products ...

Regulatory report: Malta

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Malta
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report outlines current national regulation of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in Malta, the smallest country in the European Union ...

Regulatory report: Costa Rica

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 28th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Central America
Costa Rica
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers an analysis of the current regulatory regime for e-cigarettes in Costa Rica, covering everything from product and age restrictions, to labelling and packaging, advertising, and taxation ...

Regulatory report: Italy

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 25th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a thorough analysis of the current regulatory regime in place in Italy for e-cigarettes, covering all aspects of law from age and product restriction to packaging and labelling, and advertising and tax ...

Regulatory report: Japan

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

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

Regulatory report: Ukraine

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers an up-to-date overview of the current regulatory environment for e-cigs in Ukraine, focusing on all aspects from age and product restrictions to taxation and notification ...

Regulatory report: provincial legislation in China

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This itemised report details the regulatory requirements and restrictions on e-cigarette products in the six Chinese provinces – Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen ...

Regulatory report: Finland

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides an overview of the current regulatory landscape for e-cigarettes in Finland, including advertising and marketing restrictions, notification obligations and product restrictions ...

Regulatory report: China

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report on Chinese regulation of e-cigarettes includes an overview of the current rules plus possible future regulations and forthcoming changes ...

Regulatory report: Switzerland

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 29th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report covers the current regulatory landscape in Swizterland, and additionally includes analysis of possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Romania transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in 2016. Although some aspects are not regulated, there are current attempts to introduce restrictions on advertising and public usage of e-cigs ...

Regulatory report: Taiwan – local jurisdictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While the revision of the national Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act takes place, a draft of local e-cig regulation is under legislative process in five of the six special municipalities in Taiwan ...

Regulatory report: Paraguay

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Paraguay
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes are are currently covered in Paraguay by only one regulatory decision, and though the government is developing regulations, this has been delayed by COVID-19 ...

Regulatory report: Czech Republic

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Czech Republic
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The Czech Republic incorporated the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into its domestic legal system in 2017. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory landscape for e-cigs in the country ...

Regulatory report: France

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 2nd April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides a thorough, in-depth analysis of the current vaping regulations in France, including laws around advertising and marketing, labelling and packaging, notification, public usage, tax and more ...

Regulatory report: Iceland, how the law relates to EU rules

Written by Angela Jarosz || 30th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Iceland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Iceland passed a new law to specifically regulate and e-cigarette tax for the first time in June 2018, creating a specific e-cigarette regime with no ties to tobacco regulation. This report provides an overview of current regulations ...

Regulatory report: Sweden

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides in-depth analysis of the current vaping regulations in Sweden, including laws around advertising and marketing, labelling and packaging, notification, public usage, tax and more ...

Regulatory report: New Zealand, regulations to be tightened

Written by Angela Jarosz || 17th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The New Zealand parliament aims to tighten current regulations on vaping and heated tobacco, seeking to regulate e-cigarettes in a similar way to Europe. This report covers all current regulation as well as those due in the near...

Regulatory report: Croatia

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides a comprehensive overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigarettes in Croatia, covering aspects such as taxation, labelling and packaging, public usage and more ...

Regulatory report: the EC view on products outside the TPD

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 18th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence gained access to a series of documents disclosed by the EU after a freedom of information request that contained its recent conversations with the tobacco and vaping industries. This report summarises the main points ...