Regulatory reports / Europe

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Europe can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual European countries’ regulations and restictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or taxation are also covered.

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

16th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulatory reports

As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

12th March 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Ukraine’s current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it’s only a matter of time before the European Union Association Agreement leads to tighter regulations

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
Health
Policy and Politics
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