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Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

6th August 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Swedish regulation is asking producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid with high concentrations of nicotine, which constitutes a de facto ban as the process of obtaining such a permit is so stringent.

New taxation, old uncertainties: Sweden regulatory report

12th July 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nicotine-containing e-liquids became subject to a new tax in Sweden in July 2018, a year after the country’s regulations on e-cigarettes came into force with the transposition into national law of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

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

4th July 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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

CBD vaping in France: making sense of a legal grey area

13th June 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids is not specifically regulated in France, and in a grey area as no law or competent authority has officially confirmed the legality of its use in an e-cigarette as a consumer product

No tax proposed as yet: Slovakia regulatory report

13th June 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the regulatory picture in Slovakia we see that e-cigarettes are not covered by any excise tax, e-cigs with and without nicotine have mild retail restrictions and notification is free of charge

German controversy highlights TPD notification requirements

29th May 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

16th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulatory reports

As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

12th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Ukraine’s current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it’s only a matter of time before the European Union Association Agreement leads to tighter regulations

Online sales now banned: Italy regulatory report

25th January 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the Italian market, we see that distance sales, including domestic and cross-border, are now banned under the latest amendment (known as the “Vicari amendment”) approved in the Italian parliament

Hardware waste management in the EU

8th January 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The hardware and batteries used in e-cigarette products must be disposed of in line with EU legislation.
Packaging should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol, which indicates that hardware should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

6th December 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nearly all EU member states have interpreted article 13 of the European TPD to ban all claims related to health in the absence of a medical certificate. However, there may be a pathway to a reduced-risk classification.