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.

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 •...

In depth: more safety worries over e-liquid flavourings

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th April 2015 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette flavours are causing concern again, but this time not over their purported appeal to youth. The latest study to stoke up worries about harmful substances in e-cigs is “Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids”, another from a...

In depth: the new Dutch decree on e-cigarettes, Feb. 2015

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th January 2015 || Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Dutch regulatory powers • Previous Dutch e-cig regulation • New regulation in detail • Definition of e-cigarette • Advertising • Ingredients • Additives • Packaging • Instruction leaflet • Child-proofing • E-liquid volume...

In depth: e-cigs in the UK – market and regulatory analysis

Written by David Attwood || 26th October 2014 || Regulatory reports |

A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview...

In depth: Spain market and regulatory update

Written by David Attwood || 3rd October 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Contents: Market size • Form factors • Individual usage • Retail channel • Major Spanish retailers • Recent upheavals • Regulation • Introduction • Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with...

In depth: Germany regulatory update September 2014

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th September 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Current legal and regulatory framework • Legislation under consideration • Case law on medical/pharmaceutical status of e-cigs • Case law on e-cigs as tobacco products • Import restrictions • Public use and advertising restrictions • TPD implementation •...

In depth: the complexity of U.S. e-cigarette regulation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd July 2014 || Regulatory reports |

The multi-layered, multi-jurisdictional regulatory landscape • The structure of federal and state e-cig regulation • Trends in state government regulation • Trends in local government regulation • Case study: regulation of e-cigarettes in California • Deep dive: restriction...

In depth: potential legal challenges to FDA e-cig rules

Written by ECigIntelligence || 21st June 2014 || Regulatory reports |

Tobacco: precedents for challenge • Potential challenges to the deeming regulations • Challenges to scientific foundation • Challenges to pre-market approval and substantial equivalence • Challenges to health warning labels • Challenges to the deeming of e-cigs as...