Regulatory reports / Africa

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Africa can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual African countries’ regulations and restictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or taxation are also covered.

Regulatory report: Morocco

3rd February 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Morocco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This regulatory report provides information on the restrictions on vaping in Morocco, which are limited, looking at the general regulatory landscape as well as taxation

Global tobacco harm reduction policies: selected country overview

11th November 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Brazil
China
Egypt
Europe
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Nigeria
North America
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South America
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
World
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report provides an overview of harm-reduction policies with regards to tobacco use from 18 selected countries from around the world

South Africa regulatory report: unclear regulations remain

1st October 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The South African government has publicly taken a radical stance against e-cigarettes, promising to restrict them in the same way as tobacco. This report covers regulatory areas including advertising and marketing, tax and enforcement

A world of regulation: where the bans are on harm reduction products

17th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Central America
Europe
North America
South America
World
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence presents its comprehensive analysis of which countries have banned the three most popular harm reduction products: nicotine-containing vapour products; heated tobacco; and oral tobacco

South Africa regulatory report: vaping in legal limbo

23rd October 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nicotine e-cigs can only be sold legally in South Africa at pharmacies under medical licence. There is, however, a thriving black market, and a government promise – yet to be acted on – to regulate e-cigs in the same way as tobacco

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

10th June 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Europe
Finland
France
Hungary
Ireland
New Zealand
North America
Norway
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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 too.

Updated: the WHO’s influence on global e-cig regulation

11th September 2014 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
South America
United Kingdom
United States
World
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

What the FCTC is • A global treaty • Broad scope of regulation • The regulatory framework • The FCTC in practice • No enforcement powers • Enforcement by signatories • Self-reporting • Shadow reporting • Influence on European legislation • Promoting tobacco regulation in the developing world • What does the FCTC mean for e-cigarettes • Current status of e-cigs • Political will to regulate • Structural barriers • Non-binding, but influential • Exclusion of e-cig firms • Regulatory options in detail

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In depth: e-gaming’s lessons for e-cigarettes

2nd July 2014 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
EU
Europe
North America
South America
United States
World
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarette regulation: lessons from another industry • Regulatory issues compared • Online gambling regulatory models • Lessons for the e-cigarette sector