Regulatory reports

Individual US state executive actions against flavoured vaping products

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
With fear running high over the US outbreak of vaping-related lung illness, a number of states have leapt ahead of promised federal action to clamp down themselves on flavoured e-cigarette products ...

Strict tax regime remains: Pennsylvania regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Pennsylvania is one of the least vaper-friendly states in the US following an amendment to the Tax Reform Code. This report provides a comprehensive summary of regulations in the state ...

South Africa regulatory report: unclear regulations remain

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 1st October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The South African government has publicly taken a radical stance against e-cigarettes, promising to restrict them in the same way as tobacco. This report covers regulatory areas including advertising and marketing, tax and enforcement ...

CBD in e-liquids: a guide for the EU

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th September 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The legal status of CBD for vaping is not as cut-and-dried as you might hope, even though vaping products havea clear regulatory regime in Europe ...

New tax rate due in 2020: Poland regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th September 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A new tax regime in Poland has been delayed until 2020, while the notification process has been tightened up but some areas of reguation still appear open to interpretation ...

Taxes set to rise: Philippines regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 28th August 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the rules and regulations in the Philippines we report on upcoming changes to the tax regime, the expansion on restrictions, public vaping and changes in the minimum legal age ...

European industry standards: where we are

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 15th July 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This ECigIntelligence report looks at the need for, and process of, common standards across products within – and outside – the European Union ...

Germany regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 26th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A proposal to extend Germany's ban on tobacco advertising to outdoor and cinema advertising is being considered, alongside a proposal to exempt e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products ...

Malaysia regulatory report

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

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

Indonesia regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 11th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is not entirely clear, as in different situations they may fall under either tobacco law or consumer product regulation ...

China regulatory report, including Hong Kong and Macau

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report on Chinese regulation includes updates on the proposed national e-cigarette standard and reviews what will change once it is integrated into the regulatory framework ...

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 26th April 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
We examine heated tobacco tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched or specific laws introduced, and what would happen in countries where neither has yet occurred ...

E-cigs controlled by state monopoly: Tunisia regulatory report

Written by Michayel Villani || 12th April 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Tunisia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The e-cig industry in Tunisia is currently a state monopoly; the only e-cigs and refill containers which can be purchased in Tunisia must be bought through the state corporation. Vaping products fall mostly under tobacco laws ...

Portugal regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 10th April 2019 || 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 ...

Rules are being loosened: Italy regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 29th March 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While the Italian government has taken a positive stance on vapour products, a tax of €0.08 per ml now applies to nicotine-containing products, and €0.04 per ml for zero-nicotine products ...

Strict regulations may get tougher: Finland regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 29th March 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Finland’s vaping regulations are among the strictest in the EU; nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are treated as tobacco-related products and all flavours except tobacco are banned. Online sales are prohibited; bricks-and-mortar stores are the only retail channel allowed; advertising and...

Government guide calls for clearer labels: Belgium regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th March 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our updated look at the regulatory landscape in Belgium we find that new product-specific regulation includes severe restrictions on retail, including an online sales ban, as well as product, packaging, labelling and advertising restrictions ...

Flavours facing fresh scrutiny: New Jersey regulatory report

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 4th March 2019 || Regulatory reports |

New Jersey
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the rules and regulations of New Jersey we find that new tax and public vaping regulations have been now been enacted. However, many bills remain in the Assembly or the Senate from last...

The Netherlands: a case study on plain packaging for e-cigarettes

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 26th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Australasia
Australia
EU
Europe
Finland
Israel
Netherlands
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
So far Israel is the only country to insist on plain packaging for e-cigarettes – but it’s on the agenda elsewhere, such as the Netherlands, where the scheme is backed by the minister charged with rewriting public health...

Chicago, Cook County and Illinois regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Illinois
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report looks at existing and proposed laws for vapour products in the US state of Illinois, which covers Cook County and the City of Chicago ...

Switzerland regulatory report

Written by Michayel Villani || 18th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Our updated report looks at the tobacco law that is likely to form the basis of future regulation of e-cigarettes and HnB products in a country that is in Europe but outside the EU ...

New York State regulatory report

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 13th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

New York
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This updated report looks at around 30 new bills to restrict vapour products which have been introduced to the New York State Assembly and Senate since the 2019 legislative session convened on 9th January ...

E-cigs defined as tobacco products: Los Angeles regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

California
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at e-cig regulation in Los Angeles, we find that both Los Angeles City and Long Beach take an active approach towards e-cigarettes and include them in the definition of tobacco products ...

Further restrictions being considered: Ohio regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 5th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
Ohio
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at e-cigarette regulation in Ohio and the city of Columbus, we find a focus on increasing the legal purchasing age to 21, while public health organisations have been advocating the taxing of e-cigs ...

China takes on the HnB smugglers, ponders e-cig industry regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
China Tobacco is battling a flourishing smuggling trade in heated tobacco products, while also proposing regulation of e-cigarettes that could threaten the livelihoods of a large number of small operators ...

United Kingdom regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 28th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The UK is still set to leave the EU, after which the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will no longer apply but the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 will remain in force with minor amendments ...

Republic of Ireland regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 10th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report on Ireland includes updates on labelling and packaging, upcoming restrictions on retail, including a ban on sales to minors, public usage, advertising and marketing, and taxation ...

Israel regulatory report: plain packaging among new restrictions

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 9th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report on Israel includes updates on near-future regulation involving age restrictions, product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, retail channels, public usage, advertising and marketing ...

E-liquids now taxed: Cyprus regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at regulations in Cyprus, we can see that a special procedure is applicable for “reduced-risk” claims of e-cigarette products, there is currently no notification fee and a tax on e-liquids and heated tobacco has...

Regulatory implications of Britain’s departure from the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 4th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This special report, to be read in conjunction with our latest UK regulatory report, outlines the scenario for the future of British e-cigarette and heated tobacco regulation after the UK's coming departure from the EU ...