Regulatory briefing / Africa

This page covers all of our African regulatory news briefings. These include all stories relating to individual African countries, as well as more general updates and briefings from the continent as a whole. These range from changes and developments in legislation and restrictions to new proposals and policy developments.

COP9 postponement buys time to consider evidence, say experts

30th April 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector

ECigIntelligence international regulatory live alerts service

5th December 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Armenia
Armenia
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Bangladesh
Canada
Europe
Israel
Malaysia
Morocco
North America
Philippines
Turkey
Vietnam
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

ECigIntelligence is launching a new International Alerts round-up for Platinum + and Platinum Pro subscribers to enable them to stay on track with regulatory developments in international markets

Anti-tobacco policies light up on World No Tobacco Day

31st May 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Argentina
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Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The Arabian Gulf and Maghreb – widely separated on e-cig regulation

8th November 2017 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Algeria
Asia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Libya
Mauritania
Middle East
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Policy and Politics
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There are enormous differences between the so-called Arab nations of the Gulf and the Maghreb – not least in their very different approaches to e-cigs and their users

WHO report on e-cigs to be presented at COP7 conference

6th June 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Europe
India
North America
South America
World
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing

Tobacco control leaders from around the globe will be presented with the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and public health at a meeting in India this November.

Developing nations advised to adopt pharma model

21st August 2015 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
China
South America
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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Governments of poorer countries need to regulate e-cigarettes just as much as their wealthier counterparts, and ought to opt for a pharmaceutical model – but they may find it difficult, according to a new paper by two U.S. academics.

Uganda bans e-cigarettes in tough new tobacco law

18th August 2015 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The east African nation of Uganda appears to have become one of the small handful that ban e-cigarettes altogether, rolling a blanket prohibition into a stiff new tobacco control act.

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15th July 2015 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence next month launches ECigIntelligence Platinum, the most comprehensive package of regulatory and business information available for the e-cigarette market anywhere in the world.

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

29th November 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
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Europe
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Russia
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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.

NGOs say WHO should prioritise further study, not regulation

10th October 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
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Russia
South America
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World
Health
Policy and Politics
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An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating e-cigs.

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

26th August 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
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South America
World
Health
Marketing and Retailing
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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.

FDA, WHO petitioners advised to focus on public health

2nd July 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
United States
World
Policy and Politics
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Comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed e-cigarette regulations should focus on public health and skip business issues, an industry organisation has advised.

WHO told to remember links with tobacco, make tough policy

18th June 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
South America
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory briefing

Battle lines are drawing up around the World Health Organization (WHO) as it prepares to formulate policy on e-cigarettes which will powerfully influence most countries’ domestic regulation.

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

29th May 2014 | Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulatory briefing

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

14th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
Russia
South America
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulatory briefing

The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.