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Proposed tax rate increase: North Carolina regulatory report

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 12th January 2018 || Regulatory reports |

North America
North Carolina
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
North Carolina's current regulatory status is explained by the ECigIntelligence team of analysts: decisions are made at state level for state-wide uniformity; vapour products are included in the definition of tobacco products; and the taxable rate of e-liquids...

Hardware waste management in the EU

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

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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...

Mexico: a new bid to legalise e-cigs

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 5th January 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The PRI party’s Senator Marcela Guerra Castillo has presented a new bill to legalise e-cigarettes in Mexico, in response to their continuing popularity. It is a bid to control the quality of products on the market. The bill legalises...

Los Angeles: proactively restricting e-cigarettes

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th December 2017 || Regulatory reports |

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Los Angeles takes an active approach towards electronic cigarettes, including them in the definition of tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Retailing License and public smoking restrictions ...

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 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...

New regulatory initiatives create uncertainty in Italian e-cigarette market

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 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...

Scare stories get more attention than calmly issued research findings

Written by Marc Beishon || 1st November 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A research paper which led to the headline claim that e-cigs can trigger lung disease “just like cigarettes” was picked up by the media more eagerly than other studies which came to less alarmist conclusions ...

South Africa regulatory report: vaping in legal limbo

Written by Marija Obradovic || 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...

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

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 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...

New incoming rules will mean further restrictions in Portugal

Written by Marija Obradovic || 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...

Q&A: how cross-border distance sales are regulated across the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 12th September 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Based on questions that have arisen in conversations with the e-cigarette industry, our Q&A considers the different regulatory problems that may arise with cross-border distance marketing within the EU or from other countries to Europe ...

Shake and vape: the legal implications in the EU

Written by Marija Obradovic || 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...

Heated tobacco and advertising in the European Union

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 14th August 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Heated tobacco products may have an advantage in the EU over both cigarettes and e-cigs as the devices are not classed as tobacco products. It remains to be seen how each country allows them to be promoted ...

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

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 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...

Canada: national law set to clear up a confusing picture

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 28th July 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The confused picture of e-cig regulation in Canada, where provinces have established various partial regimes, is set to end with the likely passing of a federal law imposing a unified code ...

Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 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...

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

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 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...

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 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...
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