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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.

New regulatory initiatives create uncertainty in Italian e-cigarette market

17th November 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Uncertainty surrounds the Italian e-cigarette market, following a number of recent regulatory decisions and initiatives. These include a court decision on the long-running issue of whether to tax nicotine-free e-liquids; proposals to ban online sales and limit offline sales; a range of potential new tax regimes; and new powers to shut down non-compliant online sellers.

New incoming rules will mean further restrictions in Portugal

27th September 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

New legislation regulating nicotine-containing e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January 2016 in Portugal. Current taxes on nicotine e-liquids are €0.30/ml, but a new budget law is due for vote in November 2017 when it will become clearer if the rate will be changed or kept at the same level.

Shake and vape: the legal implications in the EU

24th August 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The sale of ingredients for shake and vape – enabling users to mix their own nicotine and non-nicotine e-liquids – is a legal grey area for sellers in many European countries, as it can be a way to get round TPD quantity restrictions on nicotine-containing liquids. In this report, ECigIntelligence looks into the matter in detail.

Heated tobacco and advertising in the European Union

14th August 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Heated tobacco products may have an advantage in the EU over both cigarettes and e-cigs as the devices are not classed as tobacco products. It remains to be seen how each country allows them to be promoted

Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

21st July 2017 | Regulatory reports |

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

E-cigarettes are regulated in Sweden by the Act on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (2017/425), which came into force on 1st July 2017. It transposed the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Swedish legislation. Non-nicotine products are currently not regulated.