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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

Sweden follows European e-cig tax trend

5th June 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Sweden is the latest country to join a European trend of taxing electronic cigarettes and other reduced risk alternatives. A new tax has been approved and will come into force soon

E-cigarettes without nicotine ‘not legal’ in Greece

27th April 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Greece
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The Greek Ministry of Health recently published a statement on its website that electronic cigarettes without nicotine are not legal in the country “in accordance with national and European legislation”.