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: Portugal

Written by Angela Jarosz || 14th July 2020 || 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 ...

Regulatory report: Greece

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 14th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Regulation and Legislation
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: Belgium

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 30th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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: Belarus

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Belarus
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Belarus introduced e-cigarette regulation for the first time in 2019. This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigs and related products ...

Regulatory report: Malta

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

Europe
Malta
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report outlines current national regulation of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in Malta, the smallest country in the European Union ...

Regulatory report: Costa Rica

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 28th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Central America
Costa Rica
Regulation and Legislation
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: Italy

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 25th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a thorough analysis of the current regulatory regime in place 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: Japan

Written by Marija Obradovic || 20th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
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: Ukraine

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Regulation and Legislation
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: Estonia

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 14th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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: provincial legislation in China

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This itemised report details the regulatory requirements and restrictions on e-cigarette products in the six Chinese provinces – Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen ...

Regulatory report: Finland

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
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: China

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
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: Switzerland

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 29th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report covers the current regulatory landscape in Swizterland, and additionally includes analysis of possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
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: Taiwan – local jurisdictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While the revision of the national Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act takes place, a draft of local e-cig regulation is under legislative process in five of the six special municipalities in Taiwan ...

Regulatory report: Paraguay

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Paraguay
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes are are currently covered in Paraguay by only one regulatory decision, and though the government is developing regulations, this has been delayed by COVID-19 ...

Regulatory report: Czech Republic

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Czech Republic
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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: France

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 2nd April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides a thorough, in-depth analysis of the current vaping regulations in France, including laws around advertising and marketing, labelling and packaging, notification, public usage, tax and more ...

Regulatory report: Iceland, how the law relates to EU rules

Written by Angela Jarosz || 30th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Iceland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Iceland passed a new law to specifically regulate and e-cigarette tax for the first time in June 2018, creating a specific e-cigarette regime with no ties to tobacco regulation. This report provides an overview of current regulations ...

Regulatory report: Sweden

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
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: New Zealand, regulations to be tightened

Written by Angela Jarosz || 17th March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The New Zealand parliament aims to tighten current regulations on vaping and heated tobacco, seeking to regulate e-cigarettes in a similar way to Europe. This report covers all current regulation as well as those due in the near...

Regulatory report: Croatia

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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: Estonia, one of Europe’s toughest regimes

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 20th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Estonia is one of the most severe environments for the vaping industry in Europe. This report provides an overview of the current vaping laws, including the country's stance on flavours as well as nicotine and non-nicotine e-liquids ...

Regulatory report: the EC view on products outside the TPD

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 18th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence gained access to a series of documents disclosed by the EU after a freedom of information request that contained its recent conversations with the tobacco and vaping industries. This report summarises the main points ...

Q&A: US FDA enforcement on certain flavoured e-liquid products

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 3rd February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
FDA
Flavours
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The US FDA has recently implemented enforcement on (some) flavoured-e-liquid products, but what does this actually mean? This report provides answers to some of the important questions ...

Regulatory report: Morocco

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Morocco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides information on the restrictions on vaping in Morocco, which are limited, looking at the general regulatory landscape as well as taxation ...

Regulatory report: Myanmar

Written by ECigIntelligence || 28th January 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Myanmar
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes and related products are legal in Myanmar, where they are not specifically regulated by any law ...

Regulatory report: California

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

California
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
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

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

Asia
Turkey
Regulation and Legislation
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 ...

Vaping restrictions in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco metros

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 23rd December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

California
North America
United States
Flavours
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report focuses on two of California's biggest cities – Los Angeles and San Francisco – and their vaping prohibitions and flavour bans. Local governments have decided to react to the “vaping crisis” and have adopted some of...

Regulation mirrors that of TPD: Bulgaria regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 2nd December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Our latest regulatory report for Bulgaria details the general regulatory framework for the country, as well as providing recent updates for national regulation, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify and public usage, taxation and enforcement ...

Regulation focused on youth access: Florida regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Florida
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarette regulation in Florida is limited and focused mainly on preventing minors from accessing the products. This report provides information on the various restrictions in place in the state in relation to e-cigs ...

Proposed PMTA rule on labelling and marketing: FAQ

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
FDA
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report answers some of the questions a manufacturer may be asking in relation to the position of the proposed rule with regards to labelling and marketing ...

An overview of e-cigarette bans and flavour restrictions in major US cities

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Massachusetts
New York
North America
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Texas
United States
Washington
Washington D.C.
Flavours
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides information on the current status of local bans and restrictions on e-cigarettes and e-cig flavours in the 21 largest cities in the US ...