Regulatory reports / United Kingdom

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover the UK can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of the country’s regulations and restrictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or e-cigarette taxation are also covered.

A world of regulatory change in 2021: ECigIntelligence assesses the prospects

6th January 2021 | Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence considers the developments we expect to see in e-cig regulation around the world in 2021, looking at past policy initiatives to assess the prospects for future change

Regulatory report: UK

24th November 2020 | Regulatory reports |

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The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the UK. It is expected to be reviewed in 2021. This report provides an overview of the current regime in place in the UK

Global tobacco harm reduction policies: selected country overview

11th November 2019 | Regulatory reports |

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This report provides an overview of harm-reduction policies with regards to tobacco use from 18 selected countries from around the world

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

26th April 2019 | Regulatory reports |

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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

United Kingdom regulatory report

28th January 2019 | Regulatory reports |

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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

Regulatory implications of Britain’s departure from the EU

4th January 2019 | Regulatory reports |

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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

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures: 2018

4th July 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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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

German controversy highlights TPD notification requirements

29th May 2018 | Regulatory reports |

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A legal controversy between two of Germany’s major e-cig importers and retailers over the notification requirements of the German version of the TPD could help to clear up a partly unresolved question about the regulation

Online tutorial: EU packaging regulation and UK interpretations

28th April 2017 | E-learning , Regulatory reports |

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There are strict laws around the labelling and packaging of e-cigarette products in Europe. But the EU legislation concerning this has been interpreted and imposed in different ways across different member states. These variations can make producing legally packaged products for Europe a challenging business. This online tutorial will guide you through the key points of legislation.

TPD is being transposed as UK plans to leave the EU

15th March 2017 | Regulatory reports |

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In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification of the six month standstill period for launching new products, while Tank size limits for new products is 2ml and applies to all tanks, regardless of whether they contain nicotine when sold.

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European e-cig product notifications expected to top 140,000

27th February 2017 | Regulatory reports |

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Europe’s e-cigarette manufacturers and importers had submitted more than 70,000 individual products to the European Union Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) by the end of 2016 – and that number is expected to have rapidly doubled.

European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing

20th September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence has taken an in-depth look at the current situation for e-cigarette point of sale advertising in six of the biggest e-cig markets in Europe, offering guidance on what can and can’t be done in-store. It is important to take into account that regulation is still developing in many countries, and enforcement and interpretation by authorities is still to be seen.

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

18th August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary copy of The TPD era: e-cigarette regulation in Europe – 2016 and beyond. Non-Platinum subscribers can download a […]

Could e-cigarettes be the next battleground for plain packaging?

10th June 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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As the tobacco industry braces itself for a global epidemic of plain-packaging legislation, there have been calls for the controversial measure to be applied to e-cigarettes too.

UK regulatory and medical bodies proffer broad views before TPD

11th May 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   England’s much lighter-touch approach to regulation quite different to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unsurprisingly, many UK organisations have strong views on e-cigarette regulation; some of the industry’s […]

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

10th May 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with minimal additional restrictions. Distance sales will be permitted and registration will only be demanded for retailers who […]

Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition

3rd November 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.     Introduction The central government has started to transpose the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). At the same time, the regional government of Wales wants to impose a smoking-style public place usage restriction while […]

E-cigarettes in the UK: regulations, politics, and consultations

2nd November 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       To provide further insight on the developing UK regulatory scene for e-cigarettes, we have collated this in-depth companion to Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition for ECigIntelligence readers. […]