Regulatory reports

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...

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 ...

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 Haoqun Wang || 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 ...

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 ...

Q&A on the FDA’s flavour ban announcement

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

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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?...

Will Hong Kong e-cig clampdown block exports from China?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Europe
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Proposed regulation in Hong Kong would ban the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes. But will this affect the current trade in vapour products exported from China via Hong Kong?...

Czech Republic regulatory report

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

Czech Republic
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

A world of regulation: where the bans are on harm reduction products

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 17th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Central America
Europe
North America
South America
World
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence presents its comprehensive analysis of which countries have banned the three most popular harm reduction products: nicotine-containing vapour products; heated tobacco; and oral tobacco ...

Luxembourg regulatory report

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

EU
Europe
Luxemburg
Regulation and Legislation
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 |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
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 |

EU
Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
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 |

Asia
Israel
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

Government advice to ban e-cigarettes is not binding on India’s states

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th November 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
India
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A pronouncement earlier this year by the Indian government that individual states should ban vapour products appears to have encouraged action in several – but the Delhi High Court has confirmed that the advisory is not binding for...

Texas regulatory report

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

North America
Texas
United States
Regulation and Legislation
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 |

Europe
Germany
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
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...

State likely to control heated tobacco: China regulatory report

Written by Haoqun Wang || 23rd October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at Chinese regulations, we find no foreign company has been permitted to sell heated tobacco devices and state-owned companies could, in theory, engage in the production of such products ...

Shake and vape facing new rules: Greece regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 9th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at regulations in Greece, we find that there are planned regulations for DIY and shake and vape products and only TPD-compliant, nicotine-containing products notified to the Ministry of Health may be produced and sold...

PMI and Juul launch legal action against Chinese copyists

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
North America
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The two leading brands in the vaping and heated tobacco sectors, Juul and Philip Morris International (PMI), are both engaged in active fights with Chinese companies over their intellectual property rights ...

Japan regulatory report: e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

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

Asia
Japan
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This updated report on regulation of e-cigs and heated tobacco in Japan includes new tax rates and new restrictions on public use of heated tobacco, plus details of required warning posters and sanctions ...