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.

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 ...

Global tobacco harm reduction policies: selected country overview

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Brazil
China
Egypt
Europe
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Nigeria
North America
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South America
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
World
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides an overview of harm-reduction policies with regards to tobacco use from 18 selected countries from around the world ...

New tax laws now in effect: North Macedonia regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Macedonia
North Macedonia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence takes a look at the rules and regulations governing the e-cig market in North Macedonia, including the new laws that have come into effect in 2019 and how ties with EU regulations are getting closer ...

In depth: the US FDA’s new PMTA rules

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
FDA
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The US FDA's new proposed rule for PMTAs provides details of how to structure the application as well as what to include. This report looks at this rule in detail ...

E-cigs regulated as tobacco products: Saudi Arabia regulatory report

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 1st November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Saudi Arabia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Electronic cigarettes are now legal in Saudi Arabia and regulated in a similar way to Europe. This report outlines the regulations and restrictions in all areas, including advertising, tax, enforcement, packaging and labelling, and public usage ...

Strict tax regime remains: Pennsylvania regulatory report

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
Pennsylvania
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Pennsylvania is one of the least vaper-friendly states in the US following an amendment to the Tax Reform Code. This report provides a comprehensive summary of regulations in the state ...

South Africa regulatory report: unclear regulations remain

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 1st October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The South African government has publicly taken a radical stance against e-cigarettes, promising to restrict them in the same way as tobacco. This report covers regulatory areas including advertising and marketing, tax and enforcement ...

CBD in e-liquids: a guide for the EU

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th September 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The legal status of CBD for vaping is not as cut-and-dried as you might hope, even though vaping products havea clear regulatory regime in Europe ...

New tax rate due in 2020: Poland regulatory report

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

Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A new tax regime in Poland has been delayed until 2020, while the notification process has been tightened up but some areas of reguation still appear open to interpretation ...

Taxes set to rise: Philippines regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 28th August 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the rules and regulations in the Philippines we report on upcoming changes to the tax regime, the expansion on restrictions, public vaping and changes in the minimum legal age ...

European industry standards: where we are

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 15th July 2019 || Regulatory reports |

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 Union ...

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 ...

China regulatory report, including Hong Kong and Macau

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report on Chinese regulation includes updates on the proposed national e-cigarette standard and reviews what will change once it is integrated into the regulatory framework ...

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
Tax
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 ECigIntelligence || 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...