Regulatory briefing / Europe

This page covers all of our European regulatory news briefings. These include all stories relating to individual European countries, as well as more general updates and briefings from the continent as a whole. These range from changes and developments in legislation and restrictions to new proposals and policy developments.

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

21st January 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

Austria
EU
Europe
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying tobacco-related products was 16 years old.
The new age limit was voted into law in the federal parliament in April 2018, and now needs to be implemented by each state or land.

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

18th January 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Health
Market Research
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes.
The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just one query: “What question(s) about electronic cigarettes would you like to see answered by research?”

2018, a year of attempts to bring clarity to e-cig and HnB regulation

31st December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Canada
Europe
North America
United States
World
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Regulation, regulation, regulation was the theme of 2018. ECigIntelligence brings you its round-up of the developments that marked the old year and may shape the direction of those to come in the world of vaping and HnB

Italy reduces e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tax burden by up to 80%

14th December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Italy
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Italy has passed the much anticipated law reducing tax on e-liquids and halving duties on heated tobacco. The decree cuts the duty on nicotine-containing liquids from 50% to 10% of the tax on conventional cigarettes

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
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
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