Regulatory reports

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 ...

China takes on the HnB smugglers, ponders e-cig industry regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
China Tobacco is battling a flourishing smuggling trade in heated tobacco products, while also proposing regulation of e-cigarettes that could threaten the livelihoods of a large number of small operators ...

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 ECigIntelligence || 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 ...

Latin America regulatory report: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 5th September 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Argentina
Brazil
Central America
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
North America
Panama
South America
Uruguay
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this far-reaching report, ECigIntelligence looks at the varied legal approaches to e-cigs and vaping across Latin America, focussing on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Colombia, Chile and...

Second highest notification fees in Europe: Denmark regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 3rd September 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at Denmark, we find that the country has the second highest notification fee in the EU, which amounts to about €4950 ($5771). The Danish Health Authority dismisses scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective...

Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

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

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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...

China regulatory report: new national standard coming soon

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Our report on Chinese e-cigarette regulation reviews the current regulatory landscape in the country, the forthcoming national standards, and the possible impact of tobacco-style regulation on vapour products ...

New taxation, old uncertainties: Sweden regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 12th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Nicotine-containing e-liquids became subject to a new tax in Sweden in July 2018, a year after the country’s regulations on e-cigarettes came into force with the transposition into national law of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) ...

Relatively clear rules and guidance: CBD products in Switzerland

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
CBD products in Switzerland come under three possible headings: sale with some restrictions; sale requiring authorisation; and sale prohibited. This report considers these three categories, what they apply to, and what they mean ...

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures: 2018

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 4th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Heated tobacco products generally benefit from a more benign tax regime in Europe than vapour products. Our report examines tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched ...

New York State getting tougher on vaping: regulatory update

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

New York
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
New York, formerly one of the less restrictive states for e-cigs, now has a widespread ban on indoor vaping, no e-cigs allowed in schools, and a number of other measures in the offing ...

New rules step beyond the TPD: Netherlands regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the Dutch regulations, we find that The Netherlands recently decided to go beyond the TPD, regulating nicotine-free e-cigs fully in the same way as nicotine containing ones ...

CBD vaping in France: making sense of a legal grey area

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 13th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids is not specifically regulated in France, and in a grey area as no law or competent authority has officially confirmed the legality of its use in an e-cigarette as a consumer...

No tax proposed as yet: Slovakia regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 13th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the regulatory picture in Slovakia we see that e-cigarettes are not covered by any excise tax, e-cigs with and without nicotine have mild retail restrictions and notification is free of charge ...