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.

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

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

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...

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

Written by || 18th October 2016 || 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 |

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 |

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...

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship in post-TPD Europe

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th September 2016 || 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...

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

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

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 |

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 |

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...

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

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

  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 |

  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 |

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...