Regulatory reports

Texas: few restrictions but plenty of red tape

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

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence guides you through the thicket of bureaucratic requirements faced by retailers engaging in either face-to-face or distance sales of vapour products in the Lone Star...

Mexico: illegal trade goes on openly in the streets

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A year and a half after the country’s Supreme Court overturned a fine on a vape salesman, e-cigarettes remain illegal in Mexico – but they also remain openly on sale, with no prosecutions in...

Lithuania: restrictions in line with TPD

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th April 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Our guide to Lithuania’s amended Tobacco law, which came into force on 20th May 2016, transposing the European TPD and imposing various legal restrictions on vaping...

Romania: tax unchanged, advertising restricted

Written by Marija Obradovic || 30th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this March 2017 report, we see that Romania has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). There is a tax on some e-cigarette products, but vaping is still allowed in most public...

Crystal ball-gazing: how e-cigs could shape public health by 2050

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory reports
BAT has come up with a model for assessing the impact of tobacco- and nicotine-related “next generation products” at the population leve to give regulators more evidence about the long-term health effects relative to trends in smoking rates....

California: vaping treated as if it was tobacco

Written by || 24th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

California
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this March 2017 look at regulations in California, we find that nicotine-containing products are subject to a wholesale tax of 27.3%. This tax rate will be revised periodically. Vaping in the state is treated as tobacco in...

TPD is being transposed as UK plans to leave the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 15th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

England
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification...

Hungary opens for vaping trade, but with stiff restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 10th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Hungary
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Hungary has finally opened its market for sale of nicotine e-cigarettes by adopting changes to its national tobacco laws and aligning them with TPD standards. Nevertheless, Hungarian regulation remains among the most severe in Europe. Enforcement of the...

FDA moves to restrict distribution of free samples

Written by || 9th March 2017 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
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Regulatory reports
Under the Food And Drug Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, distribution of free samples of tobacco products is prohibited. For now, the FDA has published draft guidance on the subject, in order to aid compliance with...

European e-cig product notifications expected to top 140,000

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Europe’s e-cigarette manufacturers and importers had submitted more than 70,000 individual products to the European Union Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) by the end of 2016 – and that number is expected to have rapidly...

Impacts of regulatory changes on the global e-cigarette market

Written by || 20th February 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Is regulation always a bad thing for the vapour industry? In a report based on a presentation given to industry experts in Washington, ECigIntelligence's international legal analyst Pablo Cano Trilla weighs up the evidence for and...

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st February 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Portugal's 2016 Tobacco Law fully transposed the TPD. A further bill is expected later this year which seeks to ban vaping within five metres of windows or an entrance to health institutions and pharmacies, places primarily intended for...

Germany: post-TPD regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th January 2017 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The future of e-cigarette regulation in Germany is becoming clearer since the transposition of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but the country's separate states still have some autonomy is setting the...

Indonesia: ban looks possible – when government makes its mind up

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th December 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is far from clear – whether they come under regulations relating to tobacco, pharmaceutical or consumer products. What does seem clear is that e-cigs continue to be legal for now, despite some...

Belgium: end of medical regulation, new consumer regime imminent

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 6th December 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The new Belgian law, transposing the TPD, comes into force in January 2017. It will end the classification of e-cigarettes as medical devices and impose severe restrictions, including an online sales ban as well as product, packaging, labelling...

Slovakia: latest law adds little to TPD, but requires dual notifications

Written by ECigIntelligence || 28th November 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at the current regulatory landscape in Slovakia, where provisions for regulating e-cigarettes are largely in line with the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which categorises e-cigs as tobacco-related...

Israel looks set to follow EU or U.S. lead on e-cig legislation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th November 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in...

Bulgaria brings in TPD regulation with the lightest of touches

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th November 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Bulgaria has taken a gentle approach to adopting Europe's TPD regulations. E-cigarettes are regarded as "tobacco-related" rather than tobacco products as such, and are treated more benignly than tobacco, with public usage...

Turkey: pharma licence requirement is a nicotine ban in practice

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th November 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
Turkey
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Turkey without a pharmaceutical licence from the Ministry of Health - and so far no such licence has been...

Regulation in Norway: ban on nicotine products likely to end

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd November 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Norway
Scandinavia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
We strongly expect nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be legalised in Norway, where their sale has been banned until now. The anticipated move will come as a boost to the Norwegian vaping market, which has already grown by 18% since...

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

Written by ECigIntelligence || 26th October 2016 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Italy
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory reports
This report examines the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco products in Europe, as well as some of the broader regulatory issues that they raise. It considers their treatment under the TPD; the question of whether they...

Italy: light-touch TPD transposition with minimal restrictions

Written by ECigIntelligence || 21st October 2016 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Italy has adopted a light touch approach to implementing the European TPD regulations, with only minimum restrictions on the e-cigarette industry. There is only a limited ban on advertising, and no restriction on public use of e-cigs. Cross-border...

Netherlands: TPD followed closely, but some issues remain unresolved

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th October 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Regulation of vape products in the Netherlands follows closely the provisions of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But although the vaping industry is highly regulated, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as what laboratories will...

FDA demands health documents from U.S. makers and importers

Written by || 18th October 2016 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Following the introduction this summer of the deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each vapour product manufacturer or importer is required to submit health documents describing the physiological, behavioural and toxicological effects of their...

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 30th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Poland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco. This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on...

Required warning statements on U.S. advertisements

Written by || 23rd September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The U.S. Final Deeming Rule requires that the advertisements of all covered tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, bear an addictiveness warning label statement. For tobacco products that do not contain nicotine, there is an alternative warning label statement for...

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 23rd September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be...

European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing

Written by Jon Bruford || 20th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

England
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Poland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
ECigIntelligence has taken an in-depth look at the current situation for e-cigarette point of sale advertising in six of the biggest e-cig markets in Europe, offering guidance on what can and can’t be done in-store. It is important...

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship in post-TPD Europe

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The transposition of the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has introduced changes that have strong implications for the future of the emerging e-cig industry – particularly advertising, promotion and sponsorship. We run through the...

Deeming regulations and product packaging: key questions answered

Written by || 9th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
New vapour products have been barred from entry to the U.S. market – but what impact will this have on those already on sale? How will the FDA’s final deeming rule impact the packaging of e-cig products considered...

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 5th September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes. The most...

The TPD’s impact on product design explained

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 1st September 2016 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has important implications for the products that are allowed on the e-cig market, because it prescribes their characteristics, such as the permitted concentration of nicotine or the size of...