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: 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: 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...

Regulatory report: Portugal

Written by Angela Jarosz || 14th July 2020 || 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: Belgium

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

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 |

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: Finland

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th May 2020 || 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: Romania

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st April 2020 || 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: Paraguay

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

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: Sweden

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th March 2020 || 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: Croatia

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th February 2020 || 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: Morocco

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd February 2020 || 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: California

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

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 ...