Regulatory briefing / Italy

This page covers all of our Italian regulatory news briefings and industry updates. These range from changes and developments in vaping legislation and restrictions to new proposals and policy developments. The section also offers industry updates on legal battles, e-cigarette tax changes, ban proposals, lobby updates, etc.

COP9 postponement buys time to consider evidence, say experts

30th April 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector

Vaping and HnB tax revenues rocketing in crisis-hit Italy

2nd September 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Tax revenues from e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HnB) products raised €172.6m in Italy in 2018, a big increase over previous years. Meanwhile, there are fresh doubts over the political future

Anti-tobacco policies light up on World No Tobacco Day

31st May 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

Italy reduces e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tax burden by up to 80%

14th December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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Italy has passed the much anticipated law reducing tax on e-liquids and halving duties on heated tobacco. The decree cuts the duty on nicotine-containing liquids from 50% to 10% of the tax on conventional cigarettes

Italian Senate approves freeze on e-cig tax; final vote due in September

6th August 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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The Italian Senate today approved a proposal to temporarily suspend the country’s contentious tax on e-cigarettes. The plan to freeze taxation until 18th December will now have to be passed by the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati), which will vote on the proposal in September.

Research suggests vaping may affect circulatory system, but caution urged

13th July 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

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What do you get when you take 20 smokers and 20 non-smokers, give them tobacco cigarettes to puff on, and then ask them to try e-cigs? A study from the Sapienza University of Rome is one of the few to look at the direct effects of e-cigarettes on the functioning of the human body.

Updated infographic: the TPD and European e-cigarette regulation

3rd December 2015 | Regulatory briefing |

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This new infographic from ECigIntelligence examines the state of e-cigarette regulation and transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) throughout the European Union.

Italy opts for minimal regulation in draft TPD law

16th October 2015 | Regulatory briefing |

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The e-cigarette industry in Italy appears likely to receive gentle regulatory treatment from the government’s forthcoming implementation of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD).

Regulation key to success of tobacco alternatives, say PMI and Altria

11th September 2015 | Regulatory briefing |

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) wants to see alternative products take a large share of the nicotine market away from combustible cigarettes as soon as possible – with the help of appropriate regulation.