Regulatory reports

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

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

EU
Europe
Ireland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
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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...

PMI rejects researchers’ claim that HnB is ‘smoke by any other name’

Written by Marc Beishon || 6th June 2017 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
North America
Switzerland
United States
Heated tobacco
Regulatory reports
PMI has responded forcefully after a Swiss research team claimed its iQOS heat-not-burn system released “the same harmful constituents of conventional cigarette smoke” and said “dancing around the definition of smoke to avoid indoor-smoking bans is...

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 |

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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Exclusively for ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers, you can now download a free PDF of the most recent ECigIntelligence report on e-cigarette regulation in the United...

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...

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
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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 |

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North America
United States
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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 |

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Northern Ireland
Scotland
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Wales
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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
Regulation and Legislation
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
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Estonia
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Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Latvia
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Poland
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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
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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
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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...