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Israel regulatory report

22nd November 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

With an amendment to tobacco law under debate by the Knesset, this report on e-cigarette and heated tobacco regulation in Israel includes updated information in every section

Mexico: a new bid to legalise e-cigs

5th January 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The PRI party’s Senator Marcela Guerra Castillo has presented a new bill to legalise e-cigarettes in Mexico, in response to their continuing popularity. It is a bid to control the quality of products on the market. The bill legalises nicotine alternatives and establishes a level playing field for tobacco, heat-not-burn and vaping products. It takes a cautionary approach to their impact on health and introduces requirements above and beyond those of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

South Africa regulatory report: vaping in legal limbo

23rd October 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nicotine e-cigs can only be sold legally in South Africa at pharmacies under medical licence. There is, however, a thriving black market, and a government promise – yet to be acted on – to regulate e-cigs in the same way as tobacco

Two possible paths to e-cig legalisation: Mexico regulatory report

4th October 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The sale of e-cigarette products is banned in Mexico under the General Tobacco Control Law, although a modest e-cigarette market does exist. In 2015 Mexico’s highest court unanimously held that the regulator’s interpretation of Mexico’s Tobacco Control law is in violation of the constitution

Light-touch regulation aids HnB over e-cigs in Japan

7th August 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at Japan, we find the country is a favoured market for heated tobacco products because regulation is much lighter on tobacco than it is on nicotine-containing e-cigs. In a country where 20% of the population smoke, heated tobacco products are regulated in a similar way to tobacco in most policy areas.

China: the shape of possible e-cig regulation to come

13th July 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

With no specific regulation in place, e-cigarettes in China only come under general consumer product rules – but that could change. Our special report investigates current Chinese law and where it might be going.

Colombia: a free market faces tobacco-style regulation

15th May 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Colombia
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

By contrast with other South American countries, which have a de facto ban on vaping, e-cigarettes have until now been virtually unregulated in Colombia. That could soon change, however, with a proposal before Congress to bring e-cigs under the umbrella of tobacco regulation.

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Mexico: illegal trade goes on openly in the streets

11th April 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

A year and a half after the country’s Supreme Court overturned a fine on a vape salesman, e-cigarettes remain illegal in Mexico – but they also remain openly on sale, with no prosecutions in process.