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
Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)
Health ministers of Europe’s Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed a joint memorandum of intent to share “strong policies” on e-cigarette trade and usage
Estonia is preparing to impose an excise tax on e-liquids “to eliminate unequal competition between alternative and classical tobacco products”.
While seven EU member states have gone ahead with their own tax schemes for e-cigarettes, the European Commission is still considering the matter and seeking public and industry opinion.
The EU has begun infringement proceedings against the majority of its member states for either tardy or poor transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into national regulations.
New e-cigarette taxes are due to be introduced in Hungary and Slovenia, bringing to eight the number of European countries which impose special levies on the products.
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.
We review the top e-cigarette industry, policy and science stories of recent weeks.
The Latvian government is considering implementing some of the toughest restrictions on e-cigarette use in the European Union, requiring all products to have a medical licence.