Regulatory briefing / Europe
Territory
Topics
Content type

No softening likely in WHO’s antagonism to e-cigs and HnB

4th October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The rhetoric coming out of the eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) in Geneva suggests the World Health Organization is unlikely to give vaping products or HnB a role in its anti-tobacco policies any time soon

EU urges WHO to focus on heated tobacco, suggests advertising bans

3rd October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Kuwait
Russia
South Korea
Ukraine
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The EU is calling on the World Health Organization to become more involved in regulating heated tobacco – and is urging tight advertising restrictions on the category, ECigIntelligence has learned

ENDS and means up for debate at WHO’s COP8 gathering

27th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The role of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco will again be discussed next week at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

European Commission told: we don’t want an EU e-cig tax

25th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Most respondents to the European Commission’s consultation on tobacco excise duties do not want a European tax on e-cigarettes. Almost 70% said the best level of tax on e-cigarettes would be no more than the VAT in each country

THR regulations: a global perspective

24th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Earlier this month ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips spoke at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, looking at Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) regulations and whether legislation was advancing or holding back THR

WHO continues call for regulation as vaping increases

30th August 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Switzerland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights the growing popularity of vaping and continues the call for regulations to be put in place to deter younger people from starting to vape

Sweden restricts sale and use of high-nicotine e-liquids

20th August 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

E-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml are now subject to a de facto ban in Sweden. Although they are not illegal, permits are required for their sale and use, as a recently-published ECigIntelligence report reveals.

EU-CEG sees huge number of submissions since TPD rollout

8th August 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

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

A grand total of 185,635 e-cigarette product notifications have been successfully registered with the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) as of July of this year, ECigIntelligence has learned from the European Commission (EC).

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

6th August 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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.

PMI runs into trouble with UK government over IQOS ads

24th July 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Philip Morris International (PMI) is seeking an “urgent meeting” with the UK Department of Health after being told to stop advertising its heated tobacco device IQOS

UK’s tax plans include a new category for heated tobacco

9th July 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Heated-tobacco products are to receive their own taxation category and rate in the UK. A rate and commencement date for the duty on tobacco consumables for heat-not-burn (HnB) products will be announced in the autumn budget

Scots to consult on their vision for a tobacco-free future

27th June 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The Scottish government will consult on a range of new regulations for reduced-risk products, including further restrictions on e-cig advertising, banning some flavours in Hnb products, and banning their public use