Regulatory reports

UK: e-cigarette regulation, April 2022

Written by Marija Obradovic || 7th April 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The UK has more lenient e-cigarette restrictions compared with the rest of Europe. This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework for e-cigs and related products across the UK ...

Regulatory report: Colombia, March 2022

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 12th March 2022 || Regulatory reports |

Colombia has no restrictions on the sale and use of e-cigarettes, and no taxation. Two proposals to regulate e-cigarettes are being considered by the Chamber of Representatives ...

Regulatory report: Paraguay, March 2022

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 11th March 2022 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarettes were regulated the same way as all tobacco products in 2015. Specific rules for e-cigarettes were introduced in 2019. Vaping is prohibited in public places. Excise duty is 20% ...

Regulatory report: Croatia, March 2022

Written by Marija Obradovic || 2nd March 2022 || 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: Latvia, February 2022

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 28th February 2022 || Regulatory reports |

Latvia transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in 2016. Since then it has submitted new regulations and is working on further proposals including a flavour ban for e-cigarettes ...

Regulatory report: Austria, February 2022

Written by Fernanda Tucunduva || 16th February 2022 || Regulatory reports |

Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing e-cigarette products. This report includes the latest updates and proposals for regulation and the result of some court appeals ...

Regulatory report: Chile, February 2022

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 16th February 2022 || Regulatory reports |

Up to now, Chile has had one of the toughest regimes in the world for e-cigarettes – but that could be about to change under an incoming government with a different approach ...

Regulatory report: Indonesia, January 2022

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 25th January 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The e-cigarette landscape in Indonesia is likely to experience some significant changes as the National Standardisation Agency of Indonesia (BSN) is going to announce new national standards for e-liquids soon ...

Regulatory report: Germany, January 2022

Written by Fernanda Tucunduva || 19th January 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The Tobacco and Related Products Act came into force on 20th May 2016, bringing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) framework into German law. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory regime ...

Regulatory report: Denmark, January 2022

Written by Marija Obradovic || 12th January 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The coming year will be very intense for Denmark's vaping industry in terms of compliance, with a number of changes coming into play. This report covers all current and near-future restrictions for vaping products ...

Regulatory report: Netherlands, January 2022

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 10th January 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The Dutch government continues to implement all the anti-tobacco requirements of the National Prevention Agreement (NPA). This report details current and near future vaping regulations in the Netherlands ...

Regulatory report: Venezuela, November 2021

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 29th November 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report considers and explains everything that is covered by Venezuela’s first regulation on e-cigarettes, which was implemented in March 2021 – and notes some of the things it does not cover ...

Regulatory report: Portugal, November 2021

Written by Fernanda Tucunduva || 12th November 2021 || Regulatory reports |

In Portugal nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are regulated in accord with the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Taxation is among the highest in Europe, advertising is banned and public usage is restricted ...

Regulatory report: Iceland, November 2021

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 4th November 2021 || Regulatory reports |

The Icelandic government passed a law in 2018 to specifically regulate e-cigarettes for the first time. Though Iceland is not a member of the EU, the regulatory framework essentially mirrors the EU’s TPD ...

Regulatory report: Belgium, October 2021

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 27th October 2021 || 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: Kuwait, October 2021

Written by Maati Ech Chaibi El Hidaoui || 26th October 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Kuwait has allowed the importation and distribution of vaping products since 2016. In 2020 it introduced the use of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) current regulations for specifications, sale and use, while preparing and debating its own future...

Regulatory report: Ukraine, September 2021

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 22nd September 2021 || 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: France, June 2021

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st June 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report details the regulatory framework for e-cigarette products in France, including age, product, packaging and advertising restrictions, public usage, notification requirements, taxation and sanctions ...

Regulatory report: Russia, June 2021

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 15th June 2021 || 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: Jordan, June 2021

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 9th June 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Vapour products were legalised in Jordan in 2019. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory regime for such products, covering everything from product and age restrictions to taxation and sanctions ...

Regulatory report: Serbia, June 2021

Written by Marija Obradovic || 7th June 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Serbia is likely to be the last country in the Balkans region of southern Europe to apply specific regulation to e-cigarettes. This report considers what laws and rules currently apply, and how they could change ...

Regulatory report: Israel, May 2021

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 31st May 2021 || 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 ...

Regulatory report: Slovenia, May 2021

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 31st May 2021 || Regulatory reports |

All types of e-cigarettes, both with and without nicotine, are regulated in Slovenia. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigarettes and related products ...

Regulatory report: South Korea, May 2021

Written by Marija Obradovic || 27th May 2021 || Regulatory reports |

All products derived from tobacco leaves, and nicotine e-cigarette products, are considered as tobacco products in South Korea. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory regime for vaping products ...

Regulatory report: Japan, May 2021

Written by Marija Obradovic || 10th May 2021 || 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: India, May 2021

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 5th May 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report explains the ambiguities and contradictions in e-cigarette regulation in India, where the sale, import and manufacture of vapour products have officially been banned since December 2019 ...

Regulatory report: Italy, April 2021

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 29th April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report offers a thorough analysis of the current regulatory regime 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: New Zealand, April 2021

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 20th April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

The regulatory framework for vapour products in New Zealand is undergoing a major change. This report provides an overview of all current and future regulations for vaping products in the country ...

Regulatory report: Poland, April 2021

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 14th April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

The Polish e-cigarette market is one of the most constrained by regulation in Europe. This report covers the current regime for vaping products, including the latest legal changes and the likely impact of a recent tax rise ...

Regulatory report: Spain, March 2021

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 3rd March 2021 || Regulatory reports |

The Spanish government is working on expanding e-cigarette regulation. This report covers all areas of the regulatory framework for vaping products in Spain, at both national and regional levels ...

Regulatory report: Malaysia, November 2020

Written by Tao Hong || 25th November 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Nicotine-containing products still come under the pharmaceutical regime in Malaysia, and the lack of enforcement allows a black market to flourish. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory regime ...

Regulatory report: UK, November 2020

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...

Regulatory report: Saudi Arabia, November 2020

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 23rd November 2020 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarettes are regulated in Saudi Arabia in a similar way to Europe, as most of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) technical requirements have been implemented. This report covers the current regime in the country ...

Regulatory report: Bahrain, October 2020

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: Singapore, October 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th October 2020 || 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, October 2020

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 14th October 2020 || 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 ...

Regulatory report: Azerbaijan, October 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th October 2020 || 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, October 2020

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 8th October 2020 || 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: Ireland, September 2020

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 16th September 2020 || 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: Kazakhstan, September 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th September 2020 || 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, September 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd September 2020 || 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 ...

COVID-19 online markets tracker

Written by Hèctor Rodríguez Tubau || 14th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

This interactive tracking tool presents online traffic changes in the vape retail sector across 32 countries, including analysis of total online traffic evolution per country, total regional online traffic by retailer type, and changes in domestic...

Regulatory report: Greece, August 2020

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 14th August 2020 || 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, August 2020

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 11th August 2020 || 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, August 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th August 2020 || 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...

Regulatory report: Costa Rica, May 2020

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 28th May 2020 || 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: Finland, May 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th May 2020 || 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: Romania, April 2020

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st April 2020 || 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: Czech Republic, April 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th April 2020 || 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: Sweden, March 2020

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th March 2020 || 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: California, January 2020

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

Californian regulation of e-cigs is tightening. This report covers all aspects of the regulations in place and planned, from age restrictions to taxation, labelling and marketing restrictions ...

Regulatory report: Turkey, December 2019

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 24th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be currently sold in Turkey without a pharmaceutical licence from the Ministry of Health, although none have been granted so far ...

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 ...

Indonesia regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 11th June 2019 || 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 ...

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 ...

Strict regulations may get tougher: Finland regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 29th March 2019 || 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...

Switzerland regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th February 2019 || 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 |

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 ...

United Kingdom regulatory report

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

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 ...

E-liquids now taxed: Cyprus regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th January 2019 || 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...

Q&A on the FDA’s flavour ban announcement

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 21st December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

US FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement in November outlining the agency’s new policy to prevent youth accessing flavoured tobacco products – but what did it really mean, and what will it add up to in practice?...

Czech Republic regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 19th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

This regulatory report on the Czech Republic includes updates on the regulatory landscape, product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, public usage, taxation, and enforcement ...

Luxembourg regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

This report on e-cig regulation in Luxembourg contains updates on age and product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, retail channel restrictions, future public usage, and enforcement ...

Romania regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 6th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

This December 2018 report on e-cig regulation in Romania includes updates on product restrictions, packaging, notification, taxation and enforcement ...

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 ...

Israel regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd November 2018 || Regulatory reports |

With an amendment to tobacco law under debate by the Knesset, this report on e-cigarette and heated tobacco regulation in Israel includes updated information in every section ...

Texas regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 15th November 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Our latest report on e-cig regulation in Texas has updates on age restrictions, notification, retail channels, public usage, advertising and marketing, relevant laws and relevant bodies ...

Vaping laws expanded: Germany regulatory report

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 30th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

In our latest look at the regulatory landscape in Germany, we find a bill amending the German Tobacco Products Law is being considered which could prohibit all outdoor advertising, while a bill that would have extended restrictions to...

Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th August 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Swedish regulation is asking producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid with high concentrations of nicotine, which constitutes a de facto ban as the process of obtaining such a permit is...

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 16th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation ...

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...

Online sales now banned: Italy regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 25th January 2018 || Regulatory reports |

In our latest look at the Italian market, we see that distance sales, including domestic and cross-border, are now banned under the latest amendment (known as the “Vicari amendment”) approved in the Italian parliament ...

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...

Mexico: a new bid to legalise e-cigs

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 5th January 2018 || 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...

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 6th December 2017 || 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...

Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 21st July 2017 || 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...

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 14th June 2017 || 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...

Poland: a stringent approach to vapour products

Written by Marija Obradovic || 8th June 2017 || Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence brings you updated detail on the state of Polish regulation of e-cigarette products following transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive into national law, and reports on how the rules are being enforced in...

France: post-TPD rules get some needed clarification

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 18th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

One of the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, France has transposed the European TPD in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes....

Colombia: a free market faces tobacco-style regulation

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 15th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

By contrast with other South American countries, which have a de facto ban on vaping, e-cigarettes have until now been virtually unregulated in Colombia. That could soon change, however, with a proposal before Congress to bring e-cigs under...

Hardware notification in Denmark: questions answered

Written by Marija Obradovic || 12th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

From 7th June 2017, all e-cig products launched in Denmark must meet the new requirements for notification and ones that don’t must be removed from the market. As the transitional period is approaching, questions concerning hardware notification are...

Russia: strict regulation appears to be on the way

Written by Marija Obradovic || 11th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Until now the only law directly affecting e-cigarettes in Russia has been a tax levied on nicotine-containing products. But that looks set to change, with five bills under consideration that would see sweeping restrictions...

Estonia: online ban, taxes on the way

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

While The Tobacco Act classes e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products, Estonia's government is considering a draft amendment to that bill that could see domestic online sales may be banned in 2019. Currently, e-liquid is not taxed, but that is...

California: vaping treated as if it was tobacco

Written by || 24th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

In this March 2017 look at regulations in California, we find that nicotine-containing products are subject to a wholesale tax of 27.3%. This tax rate will be revised periodically. Vaping in the state is treated as tobacco in...

TPD is being transposed as UK plans to leave the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 15th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification...

FDA moves to restrict distribution of free samples

Written by || 9th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Under the Food And Drug Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, distribution of free samples of tobacco products is prohibited. For now, the FDA has published draft guidance on the subject, in order to aid compliance with...

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st February 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Portugal's 2016 Tobacco Law fully transposed the TPD. A further bill is expected later this year which seeks to ban vaping within five metres of windows or an entrance to health institutions and pharmacies, places primarily intended for...

Germany: post-TPD regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th January 2017 || Regulatory reports |

The future of e-cigarette regulation in Germany is becoming clearer since the transposition of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but the country's separate states still have some autonomy is setting the...

FDA demands health documents from U.S. makers and importers

Written by || 18th October 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Following the introduction this summer of the deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each vapour product manufacturer or importer is required to submit health documents describing the physiological, behavioural and toxicological effects of their...

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 30th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco. This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on...

Required warning statements on U.S. advertisements

Written by || 23rd September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

The U.S. Final Deeming Rule requires that the advertisements of all covered tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, bear an addictiveness warning label statement. For tobacco products that do not contain nicotine, there is an alternative warning label statement for...

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 23rd September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be...

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship in post-TPD Europe

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

The transposition of the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has introduced changes that have strong implications for the future of the emerging e-cig industry – particularly advertising, promotion and sponsorship. We run through the...

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 5th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes. The most...

The TPD’s impact on product design explained

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 1st September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has important implications for the products that are allowed on the e-cig market, because it prescribes their characteristics, such as the permitted concentration of nicotine or the size of...

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

Written by Jon Bruford || 18th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary...

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of...

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 5th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Russia or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   • E-cigarette products are mainly unregulated in Russia, aside from general consumer...

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Written by Jon Bruford || 3rd August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic...

Deeming regs: challenges to the sampling ban

Written by || 29th July 2016 || Regulatory reports |

When the U.S. deeming regulations come into effect on 8th of August, the distribution of free e-liquid samples will be prohibited in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) justifies this ban as necessary for the...

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

Written by Jon Bruford || 10th May 2016 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with...

Canada’s e-cig regulation a three-tiered tangle

Written by || 29th March 2016 || Regulatory reports |

    There are more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Canada.       Executive summary   The federal government’s regulatory stance on e-cigs is unclear, which is causing confusion in...

Denmark: draft TPD law will end licensing requirement

Written by Jon Bruford || 17th March 2016 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Denmark or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can’t be sold or advertised without a medical licence in...

U.S. state and federal regulation: what to expect in 2016

Written by || 10th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

More vapour-related bills were introduced during the 2015 state legislative sessions than ever before, and ECigIntelligence expects even more vapour regulation to be proposed during the 2016 regular session. This report looks at the current regulatory situation across...

Netherlands TPD report

Written by Jon Bruford || 5th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarettes are legal in the Netherlands, and are currently regulated as consumer products. But from May 2016, new regulations transposing the EU Tobacco Products Directive will enter into force. Our report examines current and future regulation of e-cigarettes...

In depth update: e-cigarette regulation in Croatia, 2016

Written by Jon Bruford || 28th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD...

Philippines unregulated but local laws on horizon

Written by Jon Bruford || 28th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

In the Philippines e-cigs are regulated as any other consumer product, therefore, the e-cig industry is largely unrestricted; in other words, very few product limitations apply, public usage and advertising is permitted, and e-cigs can be sold in...

E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma

Written by ECigIntelligence || 26th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on...

Updated: Germany’s draft TPD plans and beyond

Written by Jon Bruford || 19th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public...

Spanish regulation: TPD looms, regions react

Written by Jon Bruford || 15th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

      Executive Summary     The Spanish regulator has initiated the process to transpose the TPD and regulate e-cigs: Advertising, promotion and sponsorship will mainly be restricted in line with the TPD Harsher public usage restrictions...

Italy in-depth: preparing for the TPD

Written by Jon Bruford || 31st December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Italy or the advanced search page.       Executive Summary   A draft legislative decree fully transposing the TPD is currently in the process...

Malaysia’s e-cig landscape, 2015

Written by Jon Bruford || 30th December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

        Executive Summary   In Malaysia, the manufacture, distribution or sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids requires a pharmaceutical or medical license. Non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids are treated as consumer products. Lack of enforcement implies...

Regulatory report: France, December 2015

Written by Jon Bruford || 24th December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for France or the advanced search page.     Executive summary   One of the largest e-cig markets, France has enacted regulations specific to e-cigarettes (inter...

Vapor Industry Regulation in the United States: 2016 Outlook

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United States or the advanced search page. ECigIntelligence has published its comprehensive 106-page end-of-year guidebook on the regulatory landscape for e-cigarettes and the vapor industry...

In depth: Slovakia’s e-cig regulatory landscape

Written by Jon Bruford || 23rd November 2015 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Slovakia’s provisions are largely in line with the Tobacco Products...

PMTAs: the road to FDA approval for e-cigarette products

Written by || 12th November 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Why an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product requires a PMTA: distinction among ENDS products, components/parts, and accessories; three pathways to market approval; concerns about the grandfather date • Guidance for industry: information...

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public...

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th September 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement...

E-cigarette regulation in Poland: the road ahead

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd September 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Retail channels • Notification procedure • Public place usage • Advertising restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement •...

Watch out, there’s a state attorney general about

Written by || 24th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • The powers of attorneys general • AG attitudes to the e-cigarette industry • Advertising and marketing • Child-proof packaging • Age verification systems • Consumer protection • Attorney general...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette...

E-cigarette regulatory outlook for Switzerland, August 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulatory change • Timeline for the revised Federal Tobacco Products Act • Age restrictions • Packaging restrictions: current • Packaging restrictions: future • Product restrictions • Public usage •...

The costs and challenges of the BSI PAS

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence breaks down the minimum cost it is likely to require for a company to meet the recommendations laid out in the British Standards Institution (BSI) publicly available specification (PAS)....

In-depth: e-cigarette legislation in Cyprus, July 2015

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Cyprus but they are subject to...

E-cigarette regulation in Canada, July 2015

Written by || 24th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations...

Implementing the TPD: what Europe will do next

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Background • Implementing acts and reports • Implementing act: reporting format • Implementing act: refill mechanisms • Report: potential public-health risks • The regulation-makers • External contractors and the expert group • What lies ahead?...

Deeming regulations vs state law: who wins?

Written by || 17th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • The deeming regulations: express pre-emption of state laws • Where pre-emption does not apply • Pre-emption in practice: California’s Prop 65 • How pre-emption can prevent state-level litigation • Appendix: the doctrine of pre-emption...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Hungary, July 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from...

Defusing the deeming regs: Congress, courts, and the FDA

Written by || 9th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Legislative solution: giving the FDA discretion • Legislative solution: changing the grandfathering date • Legislative solution: amending the Tobacco Control Act • Judicial challenge: the Tobacco Control Act’s purpose • Judicial challenge: scientific evidence • Judicial challenge: free...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Austria, July 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation and the tobacco monopoly • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law •...

In depth: more safety worries over e-liquid flavourings

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th April 2015 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette flavours are causing concern again, but this time not over their purported appeal to youth. The latest study to stoke up worries about harmful substances in e-cigs is “Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids”, another from a...

In depth: the new Dutch decree on e-cigarettes, Feb. 2015

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th January 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Dutch regulatory powers • Previous Dutch e-cig regulation • New regulation in detail • Definition of e-cigarette • Advertising • Ingredients • Additives • Packaging • Instruction leaflet • Child-proofing • E-liquid volume...

In depth: e-cigs in the UK – market and regulatory analysis

Written by David Attwood || 26th October 2014 || Regulatory reports |

A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview...

In depth: Spain market and regulatory update

Written by David Attwood || 3rd October 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Contents: Market size • Form factors • Individual usage • Retail channel • Major Spanish retailers • Recent upheavals • Regulation • Introduction • Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with...

In depth: Germany regulatory update September 2014

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th September 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Current legal and regulatory framework • Legislation under consideration • Case law on medical/pharmaceutical status of e-cigs • Case law on e-cigs as tobacco products • Import restrictions • Public use and advertising restrictions • TPD implementation •...

In depth: the complexity of U.S. e-cigarette regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd July 2014 || Regulatory reports |

The multi-layered, multi-jurisdictional regulatory landscape • The structure of federal and state e-cig regulation • Trends in state government regulation • Trends in local government regulation • Case study: regulation of e-cigarettes in California • Deep dive: restriction...

In depth: potential legal challenges to FDA e-cig rules

Written by ECigIntelligence || 21st June 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Tobacco: precedents for challenge • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Challenges to scientific foundation • Challenges to pre-market approval and substantial equivalence • Challenges to health warning labels • Challenges to the deeming of e-cigs as...