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.

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

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

  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...

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

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

    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 |

  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...

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

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

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...

Netherlands TPD report

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

      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 |

  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...

Malaysia’s e-cig landscape, 2015

Written by Jon Bruford || 30th December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

        Executive Summary   In Malaysia, the manufacture, distribution or sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids requires a pharmaceutical or medical license. Non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids are treated as consumer products. Lack of enforcement implies...

Regulatory report: France, December 2015

Written by Jon Bruford || 24th December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for France or the advanced search page.     Executive summary   One of the largest e-cig markets, France has enacted regulations specific to e-cigarettes (inter...

Vapor Industry Regulation in the United States: 2016 Outlook

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st December 2015 || Regulatory reports |

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United States or the advanced search page. ECigIntelligence has published its comprehensive 106-page end-of-year guidebook on the regulatory landscape for e-cigarettes and the vapor industry...

In depth: Slovakia’s e-cig regulatory landscape

Written by Jon Bruford || 23rd November 2015 || Regulatory reports |

  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   Slovakia’s provisions are largely in line with the Tobacco Products...

PMTAs: the road to FDA approval for e-cigarette products

Written by || 12th November 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Why an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product requires a PMTA: distinction among ENDS products, components/parts, and accessories; three pathways to market approval; concerns about the grandfather date • Guidance for industry: information...

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

Written by Barnaby Page || 14th October 2015 || Regulatory reports |

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...

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th September 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement...

E-cigarette regulation in Poland: the road ahead

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd September 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Retail channels • Notification procedure • Public place usage • Advertising restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement •...

Watch out, there’s a state attorney general about

Written by || 24th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • The powers of attorneys general • AG attitudes to the e-cigarette industry • Advertising and marketing • Child-proof packaging • Age verification systems • Consumer protection • Attorney general...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 18th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette...

E-cigarette regulatory outlook for Switzerland, August 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th August 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulatory change • Timeline for the revised Federal Tobacco Products Act • Age restrictions • Packaging restrictions: current • Packaging restrictions: future • Product restrictions • Public usage •...

The costs and challenges of the BSI PAS

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence breaks down the minimum cost it is likely to require for a company to meet the recommendations laid out in the British Standards Institution (BSI) publicly available specification (PAS)....

In-depth: e-cigarette legislation in Cyprus, July 2015

Written by Freddie Dawson || 30th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

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 Cyprus but they are subject to...

E-cigarette regulation in Canada, July 2015

Written by || 24th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations...

Implementing the TPD: what Europe will do next

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Background • Implementing acts and reports • Implementing act: reporting format • Implementing act: refill mechanisms • Report: potential public-health risks • The regulation-makers • External contractors and the expert group • What lies ahead?...

Deeming regulations vs state law: who wins?

Written by || 17th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • The deeming regulations: express pre-emption of state laws • Where pre-emption does not apply • Pre-emption in practice: California’s Prop 65 • How pre-emption can prevent state-level litigation • Appendix: the doctrine of pre-emption...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Hungary, July 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

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

Defusing the deeming regs: Congress, courts, and the FDA

Written by || 9th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Legislative solution: giving the FDA discretion • Legislative solution: changing the grandfathering date • Legislative solution: amending the Tobacco Control Act • Judicial challenge: the Tobacco Control Act’s purpose • Judicial challenge: scientific evidence • Judicial challenge: free...

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Austria, July 2015

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th July 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation and the tobacco monopoly • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law •...