Belgium has introduced an e-liquid excise duty that will come into force on 1st January 2024. It will target all nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-liquids, irrespective of whether intended for use in e-cigs or as a refill
A decree issued by Belgium’s Ministry of Health has set out new rules for nicotine-free e-liquids, equating them with tobacco products because “they may entail similar health risks and social consequences”
Belgian authorities have embraced harm reduction, with the country’s Superior Health Council advocating for the use of e-cigarettes as both a safer alternative to smoking tobacco and an aid for quitting
Consumers will continue to increasingly spread usage out over different alternative nicotine products, partly driven by further, stricter vaping regulation across the globe throughout 2022, ECigIntelligence predicts
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
Juul is not having the best of times, with an increasing decline in sales leading the company to pull out of South Korea and some European countries – while its sales in the US are not doing much better
France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in May.
A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.
A newly-issued Royal Decree will regulate the market for e-cigarettes in Belgium and introduce some substantial changes from the early 2016 decree, which was suspended in March. One of the main points of this new document published in the Belgian official journal Le Moniteur is the ban on distance sales (e.g. online or by phone) of e-cig and e-liquids. The TPD leaves this measure to » Continue Reading.
In the past year or so, scientists have conducted several systematic reviews that aim to analyse research evidence in order to find whether e-cigs help people quit smoking. The issue addressed by studies like these (which can also be known as meta-analyses) is, of course, one of the primary public-health and policy questions about the devices. But how much value should we place on their findings?
E-cigarettes may be more effective than previously thought in reducing craving for tobacco cigarettes and helping people quit smoking, according to a group of Belgian scientists who partially attribute their results to the use of second-generation e-cigs.
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