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Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

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

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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...

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

Written by Jon Bruford || 18th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary...

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of...

Irish regulatory report: TPD law includes unusual packaging rule

Written by Jon Bruford || 12th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Ireland or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Ireland’s transposition of the TPD has been quite straightforward, with no tax on...

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 5th August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Russia or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   • E-cigarette products are mainly unregulated in Russia, aside from general consumer...

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Written by Jon Bruford || 3rd August 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic...

Deeming regs: challenges to the sampling ban

Written by || 29th July 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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When the U.S. deeming regulations come into effect on 8th of August, the distribution of free e-liquid samples will be prohibited in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) justifies this ban as necessary for the...

Will U.S. vapour taxes apply to synthetic nicotine?

Written by || 29th July 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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Six U.S. states have enacted an excise tax on e-cigarettes and vapour products. Within these states – Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia – will synthetic nicotine be subject to...

The deeming rule and PMTAs: what it all means for manufacturers

Written by || 26th June 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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    There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United States or the advanced search page.       Introduction   On 10th May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalised...

PMTA applications: how the FDA’s policy has developed

Written by || 26th June 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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Many questions remain over how the FDA will actually interpret the requirements for authorisation: how rigid a view it will take on the evidence required to support an application, for example. Comparing a leaked earlier version of the...

Could e-cigarettes be the next battleground for plain packaging?

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th June 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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As the tobacco industry braces itself for a global epidemic of plain-packaging legislation, there have been calls for the controversial measure to be applied to e-cigarettes...

Sweden prepares for consumer regulation after court decision

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

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Draft legislation to transpose Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive into Swedish national legislation will be in force by October 2016. The Swedish government is taking quite a lenient approach by allowing distance sales and omitting public...

Germany’s post-TPD journey begins; further rules on the way

Written by Jon Bruford || 1st June 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Germany or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   On 20th May, the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came...

Deeming regulations in detail: the deadlines for initial compliance

Written by || 20th May 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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In this ECigIntelligence report, we examine in detail the schedule for the U.S. deeming regulations’ major requirements affecting products that already exist on 8th August 2016, which will bring them into compliance with the regulations for the...

UK regulatory and medical bodies proffer broad views before TPD

Written by Jon Bruford || 11th May 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   England’s much lighter-touch approach to regulation quite different to Scotland, Wales...

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

Written by Jon Bruford || 10th May 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with...

Slovenia’s tough post-TPD regime: no advertising, no online sales

Written by Jon Bruford || 28th April 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Slovenia. However, a strict regime...

Austria poised to enter stricter post-TPD regulatory landscape

Written by Jon Bruford || 27th April 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   E-cigarette products are currently unregulated in Austria, so they are...

Belgium: e-cigs become consumer products, but tough rules likely

Written by Jon Bruford || 15th April 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Belgium or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Nicotine-containing products will become legal for the first time in Belgium, in contrast...

Canada’s e-cig regulation a three-tiered tangle

Written by || 29th March 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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    There are more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Canada.       Executive summary   The federal government’s regulatory stance on e-cigs is unclear, which is causing confusion in...

Denmark: draft TPD law will end licensing requirement

Written by Jon Bruford || 17th March 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Denmark or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can’t be sold or advertised without a medical licence in...

E-cig advertising in the United States: defining the boundaries

Written by || 16th March 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United States or the advanced search page.         Executive Summary   In the U.S., there are laws in place to regulate...

Romania regulatory report: tax regime in place, TPD on the way

Written by Jon Bruford || 14th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Tax is levied on e-cigs and e-liquid from 1st January 2016....

U.S. state and federal regulation: what to expect in 2016

Written by || 10th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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More vapour-related bills were introduced during the 2015 state legislative sessions than ever before, and ECigIntelligence expects even more vapour regulation to be proposed during the 2016 regular session. This report looks at the current regulatory situation across...

Finland regulatory report: pharma regime ending, new rules arriving

Written by Barnaby Page || 9th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Finland or the advanced search page.         Introduction   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, currently illegal in Finland unless a medical licence has been obtained,...

Netherlands TPD report

Written by Jon Bruford || 5th February 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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E-cigarettes are legal in the Netherlands, and are currently regulated as consumer products. But from May 2016, new regulations transposing the EU Tobacco Products Directive will enter into force. Our report examines current and future regulation of e-cigarettes...

In depth update: e-cigarette regulation in Croatia, 2016

Written by Jon Bruford || 28th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD...

Philippines unregulated but local laws on horizon

Written by Jon Bruford || 28th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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In the Philippines e-cigs are regulated as any other consumer product, therefore, the e-cig industry is largely unrestricted; in other words, very few product limitations apply, public usage and advertising is permitted, and e-cigs can be sold in...

E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma

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

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E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on...

Updated: Germany’s draft TPD plans and beyond

Written by Jon Bruford || 19th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public...

Spanish regulation: TPD looms, regions react

Written by Jon Bruford || 15th January 2016 || Regulatory reports |

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      Executive Summary     The Spanish regulator has initiated the process to transpose the TPD and regulate e-cigs: Advertising, promotion and sponsorship will mainly be restricted in line with the TPD Harsher public usage restrictions...

Italy in-depth: preparing for the TPD

Written by Jon Bruford || 31st December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Italy or the advanced search page.       Executive Summary   A draft legislative decree fully transposing the TPD is currently in the process...