Regulatory reports / Asia

E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma

26th January 2016 | Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on Japanese regulation examines the legal framework and specific legislation that constrains the e-cig market there.

Malaysia’s e-cig landscape, 2015

30th December 2015 | Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

        Executive Summary   In Malaysia, the manufacture, distribution or sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids requires a pharmaceutical or medical license. Non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids are treated as consumer products. Lack of enforcement implies that e-cigs are widely available. Five Malaysian states (Terengganu, Penang, Kedah, Johor, Kelantan) have banned the sale of any e-cig product effective » Continue Reading.