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: Jordan

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

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

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

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

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: Taiwan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th May 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Import, manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes and their components are banned in Taiwan. This report provides an overview of all national and regional regulation ...

Regulatory report: Japan

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: Pakistan

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 7th May 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Pakistan still has a long way go in the process of regulating e-cigarettes. This report provides an overview of the current regulation in place for vaping products ...

Regulatory report: India

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

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

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: Switzerland

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 15th April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report covers the current regulatory landscape for vapour products in Switzerland, together with an analysis of possible or likely future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Taiwan

Written by Rui Feng || 15th April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Import, manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes and their components are banned in Taiwan. This report provides an overview of all national and regional regulation ...

Regulatory report: Poland

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: Macau

Written by Tao Hong || 1st April 2021 || Regulatory reports |

This report provides an overview of the current regulatory framework for vaping products in Macau, a special administrative region of China ...

Regulatory report: Spain

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: China

Written by Tao Hong || 26th February 2021 || 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: South Africa

Written by Tao Hong || 16th February 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are regulated in South Africa under the pharmaceutical regime. This report provides an overview of all current and near-future restrictions on vaping products in the country ...

Regulatory report: Denmark

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 8th February 2021 || Regulatory reports |

The Danish vapour industry must prepare for important changes this year, which will be implemented in phases, following the approval of Bill L61. This report covers all current and near-future restrictions for vaping products ...

Regulatory report: Latvia

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 27th January 2021 || Regulatory reports |

Since Latvia transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in 2016, it has submitted new regulations and appears to be currently working to implement further changes ...

Regulatory report: Qatar

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

This report explores the possible regulatory framework should Qatar decide to follow its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members in legalising e-cigarettes ...

Regulatory report: Germany

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 21st December 2020 || 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: Indonesia

Written by Tao Hong || 15th December 2020 || Regulatory reports |

The Indonesian government says it is working on a national standard for e-cigarettes which may be put forward in 2021. This report outlines the rules that currently apply to vapour products and how they may change ...

Regulatory report: Netherlands

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 10th December 2020 || 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: Malaysia

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

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

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

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: Austria

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

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

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

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: Estonia

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

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 ...