Regulatory reports / Europe
Territory
Topics
Content type

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

1st February 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Portugal’s 2016 Tobacco Law fully transposed the TPD. A further bill is expected later this year which seeks to ban vaping within five metres of windows or an entrance to health institutions and pharmacies, places primarily intended for people under 18 and educational institutions, irrespective of the students’ age.

Germany: post-TPD regulation

13th January 2017 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The future of e-cigarette regulation in Germany is becoming clearer since the transposition of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but the country’s separate states still have some autonomy is setting the rules.

Belgium: end of medical regulation, new consumer regime imminent

6th December 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The new Belgian law, transposing the TPD, comes into force in January 2017. It will end the classification of e-cigarettes as medical devices and impose severe restrictions, including an online sales ban as well as product, packaging, labelling and advertising restrictions.

Bulgaria brings in TPD regulation with the lightest of touches

15th November 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Bulgaria has taken a gentle approach to adopting Europe’s TPD regulations. E-cigarettes are regarded as “tobacco-related” rather than tobacco products as such, and are treated more benignly than tobacco, with public usage allowed.

Regulation in Norway: ban on nicotine products likely to end

3rd November 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Norway
Scandinavia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

We strongly expect nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be legalised in Norway, where their sale has been banned until now. The anticipated move will come as a boost to the Norwegian vaping market, which has already grown by 18% since 2014.

Heated tobacco in Europe: emerging regulation for a new category

26th October 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Italy
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory reports

This report examines the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco products in Europe, as well as some of the broader regulatory issues that they raise. It considers their treatment under the TPD; the question of whether they are smoking or smokeless products; and issues such as labelling, advertising and taxation. A detailed case study focuses on Italy.

Italy: light-touch TPD transposition with minimal restrictions

21st October 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Italy has adopted a light touch approach to implementing the European TPD regulations, with only minimum restrictions on the e-cigarette industry. There is only a limited ban on advertising, and no restriction on public use of e-cigs. Cross-border sales are prohibited, but domestic distance sales are allowed. Our report provides a full examination of all aspects of post-TPD e-cigarette regulation in Italy.

Netherlands: TPD followed closely, but some issues remain unresolved

20th October 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulation of vape products in the Netherlands follows closely the provisions of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But although the vaping industry is highly regulated, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as what laboratories will be accredited for product testing. This complete regulatory report examines in detail every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in the Netherlands.

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

30th September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Poland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco.

This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on combustible tobacco products.

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

23rd September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be passed by the end of 2016, or early 2017. The delay in transposition led the European Commission (EC) to take an infringement decision against Croatia.

European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing

20th September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

England
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Poland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence has taken an in-depth look at the current situation for e-cigarette point of sale advertising in six of the biggest e-cig markets in Europe, offering guidance on what can and can’t be done in-store. It is important to take into account that regulation is still developing in many countries, and enforcement and interpretation by authorities is still to be seen.

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship in post-TPD Europe

9th September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The transposition of the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has introduced changes that have strong implications for the future of the emerging e-cig industry – particularly advertising, promotion and sponsorship. We run through the implications.

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

5th September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

The most stringent provision has been an almost complete ban on any type of advertising and sponsorship, which equalises the e-cig regime with that of tobacco.

ECigIntelligence TPD logo - what next

The TPD’s impact on product design explained

1st September 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has important implications for the products that are allowed on the e-cig market, because it prescribes their characteristics, such as the permitted concentration of nicotine or the size of bottles.

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

18th August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary copy of The TPD era: e-cigarette regulation in Europe – 2016 and beyond. Non-Platinum subscribers can download a […]

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

17th August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory reports

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of what to test and how. More clarity has been forthcoming from the European Commission (EC), however, with guidance on its expectations for testing.

Irish regulatory report: TPD law includes unusual packaging rule

12th August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Ireland or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Ireland’s transposition of the TPD has been quite straightforward, with no tax on e-cigs, and advertising restricted as per the TPD. There is one unique restriction in Ireland’s law, however. […]

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

3rd August 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Estonia
EU
Europe
Latvia
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic states; these adjacent countries are located in north-eastern Europe at the easternmost edge of the European Union […]

Could e-cigarettes be the next battleground for plain packaging?

10th June 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Europe
Finland
France
Hungary
Ireland
New Zealand
North America
Norway
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South America
United Kingdom
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

As the tobacco industry braces itself for a global epidemic of plain-packaging legislation, there have been calls for the controversial measure to be applied to e-cigarettes too.

Sweden prepares for consumer regulation after court decision

6th June 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Draft legislation to transpose Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive into Swedish national legislation will be in force by October 2016. The Swedish government is taking quite a lenient approach by allowing distance sales and omitting public place vaping provisions from their planned legislation.

Germany’s post-TPD journey begins; further rules on the way

1st June 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Germany or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   On 20th May, the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force in Germany, regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products. A draft proposal extending the advertising ban and […]