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: 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 ECigIntelligence || 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: Italy

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 4th March 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: 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

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 ...

Regulatory report: Ireland

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

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

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 ...

Regulatory report: Colombia

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 19th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory regime in Colombia for e-cigarettes, as well possible future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Greece

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

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

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...