Regulatory reports / Europe

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Europe can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual European 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: Spain

3rd March 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Spain
Regulation and Legislation
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The Spanish government is working on expanding e-cigarette regulation. This report covers all areas of the regulatory framework for vaping products in Spain, at both national and regional levels

Regulatory report: Bulgaria

25th February 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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Bulgaria takes a relatively liberal approach to vaping regulation – an approach we don’t expect to change any time soon

Regulatory report: Denmark

8th February 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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The Danish vapour industry must prepare for important changes this year, which will be implemented in phases, following the approval of Bill L61. This report covers all current and near-future restrictions for vaping products

Regulatory report: Italy

4th February 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
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This report offers a thorough analysis of the current regulatory regime in Italy for e-cigarettes, covering all aspects of law from age and product restriction to packaging and labelling, and advertising and tax

Regulatory report: Latvia

27th January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Latvia
Regulation and Legislation
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Since Latvia transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in 2016, it has submitted new regulations and appears to be currently working to implement further changes

Regulatory report: Poland

26th January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
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The Polish e-cigarette market is one of the most constrained by regulation in Europe. This report covers the current regime for vaping products, including the latest legal changes and the likely impact of a recent tax rise

Regulatory report: Luxembourg

21st January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Luxemburg
Regulation and Legislation
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This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework in Luxembourg for e-cigarettes and vapour products

A world of regulatory change in 2021: ECigIntelligence assesses the prospects

6th January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence considers the developments we expect to see in e-cig regulation around the world in 2021, looking at past policy initiatives to assess the prospects for future change

Regulatory report: Germany

21st December 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Germany
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The Tobacco and Related Products Act came into force on 20th May 2016, bringing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) framework into German law. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory regime

Regulatory report: Netherlands

10th December 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
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The Dutch government continues to implement all the anti-tobacco requirements of the National Prevention Agreement (NPA). This report details current and near future vaping regulations in the Netherlands

Regulatory report: UK

24th November 2020 | Regulatory reports |

England
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
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The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the UK. It is expected to be reviewed in 2021. This report provides an overview of the current regime in place in the UK

Regulatory report: Austria

26th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
Europe
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Austrian legislation regulates both nicotine-free and nicotine-containing products, going further than the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). This report offers a summary of the regulatory framework for e-cigs in Austria

Regulatory report: Azerbaijan

8th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Azerbaijan
Europe
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E-cigarette regulation in Azerbaijan was made equal to that of conventional tobacco products by the Law Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory framework

Regulatory report: Lithuania

8th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
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This report offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory regime in Lithuania, including all current regulations and details on bills that are currently pending, which could change the regulatory framework if passed

Regulatory report: Estonia

5th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Estonia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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This report provides all current up-to-date regulations regarding vaping in Estonia, including a very recent update to the law around menthol-flavoured e-liquids

Regulatory report: Ireland

16th September 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ireland
Regulation and Legislation
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The new Irish government’s five-year plan includes the introduction of new rules addressing taxation, sales and advertising restrictions. This report covers all current and future regulation in the Republic

Regulatory report: Cyprus

20th August 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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This report offers a complete overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigarettes in Cyprus

Regulatory report: Greece

14th August 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Regulation and Legislation
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This report provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Greece, including information and restrictions relating to the most recent law that was adopted at the end of 2019

Regulatory report: Albania

7th August 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Albania
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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Although not yet an EU member, Albania – to an extent – replicated the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into domestic law in 2019 through the amendment to the Law on the Protection of Health from Tobacco Products

Regulatory report: Portugal

14th July 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
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Our updated report outlines the rules governing e-cigarettes in Portugal, where they have been regulated since 2016 according to the European TPD, and how the regulations are applied

Regulatory report: Belgium

30th June 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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This substantially updated report offers a comprehensive overview of Belgium’s regulatory framework for e-cigarettes, covering all aspects of the law and analysing both current and possible future regulation

Regulatory report: Belarus

25th June 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Belarus
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
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Belarus introduced e-cigarette regulation for the first time in 2019. This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulations in place for e-cigs and related products

Regulatory report: Malta

15th June 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Malta
Regulation and Legislation
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This report outlines current national regulation of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in Malta, the smallest country in the European Union

Regulatory report: Ukraine

14th May 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Regulation and Legislation
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This report offers an up-to-date overview of the current regulatory environment for e-cigs in Ukraine, focusing on all aspects from age and product restrictions to taxation and notification

Regulatory report: Finland

5th May 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
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This report provides an overview of the current regulatory landscape for e-cigarettes in Finland, including advertising and marketing restrictions, notification obligations and product restrictions

Regulatory report: Switzerland

29th April 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Regulation and Legislation
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This report covers the current regulatory landscape in Swizterland, and additionally includes analysis of possible future regulation

Regulatory report: Romania

21st April 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
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Romania transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in 2016. Although some aspects are not regulated, there are current attempts to introduce restrictions on advertising and public usage of e-cigs