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

26th April 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
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Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

We examine heated tobacco tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched or specific laws introduced, and what would happen in countries where neither has yet occurred

Portugal regulatory report

10th April 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
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

Strict regulations may get tougher: Finland regulatory report

29th March 2019 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Finland’s vaping regulations are among the strictest in the EU; nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are treated as tobacco-related products and all flavours except tobacco are banned. Online sales are prohibited; bricks-and-mortar stores are the only retail channel allowed; advertising and public usage is severely restricted. An excise duty for e-cigarettes and liquids with or without nicotine has been in place since January 2017.A special working group has suggested new restrictions on public vaping and vaping products, including increasing excise duty already levied, introducing plain packaging for e-cigarettes, and raising the minimum legal purchasing age to 20, though any changes to the current regulatory regime will be after parliamentary elections on 14th April.

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

Switzerland regulatory report

18th February 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Our updated report looks at the tobacco law that is likely to form the basis of future regulation of e-cigarettes and HnB products in a country that is in Europe but outside the EU

United Kingdom regulatory report

28th January 2019 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The UK is still set to leave the EU, after which the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will no longer apply but the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 will remain in force with minor amendments

Republic of Ireland regulatory report

10th January 2019 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This regulatory report on Ireland includes updates on labelling and packaging, upcoming restrictions on retail, including a ban on sales to minors, public usage, advertising and marketing, and taxation

E-liquids now taxed: Cyprus regulatory report

8th January 2019 | 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

Regulatory implications of Britain’s departure from the EU

4th January 2019 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This special report, to be read in conjunction with our latest UK regulatory report, outlines the scenario for the future of British e-cigarette and heated tobacco regulation after the UK’s coming departure from the EU

Will Hong Kong e-cig clampdown block exports from China?

20th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Europe
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Proposed regulation in Hong Kong would ban the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes. But will this affect the current trade in vapour products exported from China via Hong Kong?

Czech Republic regulatory report

19th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Czech Republic
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This regulatory report on the Czech Republic includes updates on the regulatory landscape, product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, public usage, taxation, and enforcement

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

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

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
Heated tobacco
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
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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