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South Africa regulatory report: vaping in legal limbo

Written by Marija Obradovic || 23rd October 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Nicotine e-cigs can only be sold legally in South Africa at pharmacies under medical licence. There is, however, a thriving black market, and a government promise – yet to be acted on – to regulate e-cigs in the...

Two possible paths to e-cig legalisation: Mexico regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 4th October 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The sale of e-cigarette products is banned in Mexico under the General Tobacco Control Law, although a modest e-cigarette market does exist. In 2015 Mexico’s highest court unanimously held that the regulator’s interpretation of Mexico’s Tobacco Control law is...

New incoming rules will mean further restrictions in Portugal

Written by Marija Obradovic || 27th September 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
New legislation regulating nicotine-containing e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January 2016 in Portugal. Current taxes on nicotine e-liquids are €0.30/ml, but a new budget law is due for vote in November 2017 when it will become clearer if the...

Q&A: how cross-border distance sales are regulated across the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 12th September 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Based on questions that have arisen in conversations with the e-cigarette industry, our Q&A considers the different regulatory problems that may arise with cross-border distance marketing within the EU or from other countries to Europe ...

Shake and vape: the legal implications in the EU

Written by Marija Obradovic || 24th August 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The sale of ingredients for shake and vape – enabling users to mix their own nicotine and non-nicotine e-liquids – is a legal grey area for sellers in many European countries, as it can be a way to...

Heated tobacco and advertising in the European Union

Written by || 14th August 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Heated tobacco products may have an advantage in the EU over both cigarettes and e-cigs as the devices are not classed as tobacco products. It remains to be seen how each country allows them to be promoted ...

Light-touch regulation aids HnB over e-cigs in Japan

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 7th August 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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In our latest look at Japan, we find the country is a favoured market for heated tobacco products because regulation is much lighter on tobacco than it is on nicotine-containing e-cigs. In a country where 20% of the...

Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 21st July 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarettes are regulated in Sweden by the Act on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (2017/425), which came into force on 1st July 2017. It transposed the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Swedish legislation. Non-nicotine products are currently...

China: the shape of possible e-cig regulation to come

Written by || 13th July 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
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With no specific regulation in place, e-cigarettes in China only come under general consumer product rules – but that could change. Our special report investigates current Chinese law and where it might be...

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 14th June 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The interpretation of the European TPD by the Irish Department of Health has resulted in a slightly more restrictive stance towards e-cigarettes in the Republic of Ireland than in the neighbouring UK, but there is no nationwide ban...

Poland: a stringent approach to vapour products

Written by Marija Obradovic || 8th June 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence brings you updated detail on the state of Polish regulation of e-cigarette products following transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive into national law, and reports on how the rules are being enforced in...

Austria: restrictions go beyond TPD requirements

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 7th June 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Austria
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing product, going further than the TPD, with online sales banned and both advertising and vaping in public places heavily...

Italy: minimum restrictions but tax on e-cigs with nicotine

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 19th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The Italian government has implemented the minimum level of restrictions required by the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). A tax of €0.393 (0.438 USD) per millilitre is imposed on all e-cig products that contain...

France: post-TPD rules get some needed clarification

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 18th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
One of the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, France has transposed the European TPD in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes....

Colombia: a free market faces tobacco-style regulation

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 15th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Colombia
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
By contrast with other South American countries, which have a de facto ban on vaping, e-cigarettes have until now been virtually unregulated in Colombia. That could soon change, however, with a proposal before Congress to bring e-cigs under...

Hardware notification in Denmark: questions answered

Written by Marija Obradovic || 12th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
From 7th June 2017, all e-cig products launched in Denmark must meet the new requirements for notification and ones that don’t must be removed from the market. As the transitional period is approaching, questions concerning hardware notification are...

Russia: strict regulation appears to be on the way

Written by Marija Obradovic || 11th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Russia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Until now the only law directly affecting e-cigarettes in Russia has been a tax levied on nicotine-containing products. But that looks set to change, with five bills under consideration that would see sweeping restrictions...

New York state regulation: tough times ahead for e-cigs

Written by || 6th May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

New York
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence explores e-cigarette regulation in the state of New York, which is showing signs of taking a hard line toward vaping despite little existing...

Deeming and beyond 2017: exclusive download

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd May 2017 || Regulatory reports |

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Online tutorial: EU packaging regulation and UK interpretations

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 28th April 2017 || E-learning , Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
E-learning
Regulatory reports
There are strict laws around the labelling and packaging of e-cigarette products in Europe. But the EU legislation concerning this has been interpreted and imposed in different ways across different member states. These variations can make producing legally...

Finland: online sales banned in hardline TPD

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 19th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence finds a stringent approach to e-cigarette regulation in Finland, where nicotine-containing products were only recently...

New Zealand research adds weight to the relative harm argument

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory reports
Researchers in New Zealand have produced a paper comparing the relative health risks of e-cigs and smoking which they hope will add more information to the limited pool the authorities are dipping into to guide the making of...

Estonia: online ban, taxes on the way

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While The Tobacco Act classes e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products, Estonia's government is considering a draft amendment to that bill that could see domestic online sales may be banned in 2019. Currently, e-liquid is not taxed, but that is...