Regulatory reports / Australasia

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Australasia can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual Australasian 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: New Zealand, regulations to be tightened

17th March 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The New Zealand parliament aims to tighten current regulations on vaping and heated tobacco, seeking to regulate e-cigarettes in a similar way to Europe. This report covers all current regulation as well as those due in the near future

The Netherlands: a case study on plain packaging for e-cigarettes

26th February 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Australasia
Australia
EU
Europe
Finland
Israel
Netherlands
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

So far Israel is the only country to insist on plain packaging for e-cigarettes – but it’s on the agenda elsewhere, such as the Netherlands, where the scheme is backed by the minister charged with rewriting public health rules

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

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