Regulatory reports / Hungary

Hungary opens for vaping trade, but with stiff restrictions

10th March 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Hungary has finally opened its market for sale of nicotine e-cigarettes by adopting changes to its national tobacco laws and aligning them with TPD standards. Nevertheless, Hungarian regulation remains among the most severe in Europe. Enforcement of the ban on cross-border and online sales is very efficient, making it almost impossible to buy vaping products online in Hungary. Hungary is also one of the few EU states to have banned flavours.

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18th August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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Hungary regulatory report: an end to mandatory pharma licensing

13th November 2015 | Market reports , Regulatory reports |

Hungary’s transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive will do away with the current mandatory pharmaceutical licensing requirement for e-cigarettes – which has resulted in no nicotine-containing products being legal in the country – and allow them to be sold as consumer products. As this great change approaches, our in-depth report on Hungary includes: Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Notification requirements • Retailing restrictions (including cross-border and distance sales) • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces of the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Hungary, July 2015

17th July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change