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: Ukraine

22nd September 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: France

21st June 2021 | Regulatory reports |

This report details the regulatory framework for e-cigarette products in France, including age, product, packaging and advertising restrictions, public usage, notification requirements, taxation and sanctions

Regulatory report: Serbia

7th June 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Serbia is likely to be the last country in the Balkans region of southern Europe to apply specific regulation to e-cigarettes. This report considers what laws and rules currently apply, and how they could change

Regulatory report: Slovenia

31st May 2021 | Regulatory reports |

All types of e-cigarettes, both with and without nicotine, are regulated in Slovenia. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigarettes and related products

Regulatory report: Italy

29th April 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: Poland

14th April 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: Spain

3rd March 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: Denmark

8th February 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: Latvia

27th January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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: Germany

21st December 2020 | Regulatory reports |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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: Ireland

16th September 2020 | Regulatory reports |

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: Greece

14th August 2020 | Regulatory reports |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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