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Luxembourg regulatory report

12th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Luxemburg
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report on e-cig regulation in Luxembourg contains updates on age and product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, retail channel restrictions, future public usage, and enforcement

E-liquids now taxed: Cyprus regulatory report

12th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at regulations in Cyprus, we can see that a special procedure is applicable for “reduced-risk” claims of e-cigarette products, there is currently no notification fee and a tax on e-liquids and heated tobacco has been imposed

Romania regulatory report

6th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This December 2018 report on e-cig regulation in Romania includes updates on product restrictions, packaging, notification, taxation and enforcement

Lithuania regulatory report

26th November 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report on e-cig regulation in Lithuania contains updates on age and product restrictions, obligation to notify, public usage, advertising and marketing, taxation, enforcement, and bills currently under debate

Vaping laws expanded: Germany regulatory report

30th October 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the regulatory landscape in Germany, we find a bill amending the German Tobacco Products Law is being considered which could prohibit all outdoor advertising, while a bill that would have extended restrictions to nicotine-free products has been dropped

Shake and vape facing new rules: Greece regulatory report

9th October 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at regulations in Greece, we find that there are planned regulations for DIY and shake and vape products and only TPD-compliant, nicotine-containing products notified to the Ministry of Health may be produced and sold

Second highest notification fees in Europe: Denmark regulatory report

3rd September 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at Denmark, we find that the country has the second highest notification fee in the EU, which amounts to about €4950 ($5771). The Danish Health Authority dismisses scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation tool and even claims that e-cigarettes help to maintain the nicotine addiction and smoking habit.

Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

6th August 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Swedish regulation is asking producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid with high concentrations of nicotine, which constitutes a de facto ban as the process of obtaining such a permit is so stringent.

New taxation, old uncertainties: Sweden regulatory report

12th July 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nicotine-containing e-liquids became subject to a new tax in Sweden in July 2018, a year after the country’s regulations on e-cigarettes came into force with the transposition into national law of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures

4th July 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
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Heated tobacco products generally benefit from a more benign tax regime in Europe than vapour products. Our report examines tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched

CBD vaping in France: making sense of a legal grey area

13th June 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids is not specifically regulated in France, and in a grey area as no law or competent authority has officially confirmed the legality of its use in an e-cigarette as a consumer product

No tax proposed as yet: Slovakia regulatory report

13th June 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the regulatory picture in Slovakia we see that e-cigarettes are not covered by any excise tax, e-cigs with and without nicotine have mild retail restrictions and notification is free of charge

German controversy highlights TPD notification requirements

29th May 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

A legal controversy between two of Germany’s major e-cig importers and retailers over the notification requirements of the German version of the TPD could help to clear up a partly unresolved question about the regulation

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

16th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulatory reports

As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

12th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Ukraine’s current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it’s only a matter of time before the European Union Association Agreement leads to tighter regulations