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UK regulatory and medical bodies proffer broad views before TPD

11th May 2016 | Regulatory reports |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   England’s much lighter-touch approach to regulation quite different to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unsurprisingly, many UK organisations have strong views on e-cigarette regulation; some of the industry’s […]

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

10th May 2016 | Regulatory reports |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with minimal additional restrictions. Distance sales will be permitted and registration will only be demanded for retailers who […]

Slovenia’s tough post-TPD regime: no advertising, no online sales

28th April 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Slovenia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Slovenia. However, a strict regime will apply from May onwards, when nearly all forms of advertising will be forbidden and online sales banned […]

Austria poised to enter stricter post-TPD regulatory landscape

27th April 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   E-cigarette products are currently unregulated in Austria, so they are sold freely. But this is set to change from May when the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products […]

Belgium: e-cigs become consumer products, but tough rules likely

15th April 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Belgium or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Nicotine-containing products will become legal for the first time in Belgium, in contrast with the previous situation where a medical regime required a licence. Distance sales will not be allowed. […]

Denmark: draft TPD law will end licensing requirement

17th March 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Denmark
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Denmark or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can’t be sold or advertised without a medical licence in Denmark. Selling nicotine-containing e-cigs and e-liquids as consumer products without a pharmaceutical licence will be legal after […]

Romania regulatory report: tax regime in place, TPD on the way

14th February 2016 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Romania
Policy and Politics
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Tax is levied on e-cigs and e-liquid from 1st January 2016. Apart from taxation, e-cigarettes are mainly unregulated in Romania. From May 2016 onward, new legislation comes into […]

Finland regulatory report: pharma regime ending, new rules arriving

9th February 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Finland or the advanced search page.         Introduction   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, currently illegal in Finland unless a medical licence has been obtained, will become legal from May 2016 and be treated as tobacco-related products. Despite this liberalisation, however, prohibitions […]

Netherlands TPD report

5th February 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarettes are legal in the Netherlands, and are currently regulated as consumer products. But from May 2016, new regulations transposing the EU Tobacco Products Directive will enter into force. Our report examines current and future regulation of e-cigarettes in the Netherlands in detail.

In depth update: e-cigarette regulation in Croatia, 2016

28th January 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Croatia
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

Updated: Germany’s draft TPD plans and beyond

19th January 2016 | Regulatory reports |

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

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

Spanish regulation: TPD looms, regions react

15th January 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Spain
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

      Executive Summary     The Spanish regulator has initiated the process to transpose the TPD and regulate e-cigs: Advertising, promotion and sponsorship will mainly be restricted in line with the TPD Harsher public usage restrictions are not envisaged, therefore, e-cigs continue to be treated more favourably than tobacco products Cross-border and distance […]

Italy in-depth: preparing for the TPD

31st December 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Italy or the advanced search page.       Executive Summary   A draft legislative decree fully transposing the TPD is currently in the process of being enacted in the Italian Parliament. According to the draft, only the minimum restrictions required by […]

Regulatory report: France, December 2015

24th December 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for France or the advanced search page.     Executive summary   One of the largest e-cig markets, France has enacted regulations specific to e-cigarettes (inter alia, nicotine concentration, labelling and advertising); these regulations do not place an excessive burden on the industry […]

In depth: Slovakia’s e-cig regulatory landscape

23rd November 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Slovakia’s provisions are largely in line with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which categorises e-cigs as tobacco-related products. There is no existing tax proposal for e-cigs in […]

Hungary regulatory report: an end to mandatory pharma licensing

13th November 2015 | Market reports , Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Hungary
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports
Regulatory reports

Hungary’s transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive will do away with the current mandatory pharmaceutical licensing requirement for e-cigarettes – which has resulted in no nicotine-containing products being legal in the country – and allow them to be sold as consumer products. As this great change approaches, our in-depth report on Hungary includes: Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Notification requirements • Retailing restrictions (including cross-border and distance sales) • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces of the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition

3rd November 2015 | Regulatory reports |

England
EU
Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.     Introduction The central government has started to transpose the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). At the same time, the regional government of Wales wants to impose a smoking-style public place usage restriction while […]

E-cigarettes in the UK: regulations, politics, and consultations

2nd November 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.       To provide further insight on the developing UK regulatory scene for e-cigarettes, we have collated this in-depth companion to Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition for ECigIntelligence readers. […]

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

14th October 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation in Poland: the road ahead

2nd September 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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

Executive summary • Introduction • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Retail channels • Notification procedure • Public place usage • Advertising restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

18th August 2015 | Regulatory reports |

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

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulatory outlook for Switzerland, August 2015

13th August 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulatory change • Timeline for the revised Federal Tobacco Products Act • Age restrictions • Packaging restrictions: current • Packaging restrictions: future • Product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Enforcement • Looking ahead

The costs and challenges of the BSI PAS

31st July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence breaks down the minimum cost it is likely to require for a company to meet the recommendations laid out in the British Standards Institution (BSI) publicly available specification (PAS).

In-depth: e-cigarette legislation in Cyprus, July 2015

30th July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Cyprus but they are subject to general consumer protection and safety regulations unless they are deemed a medicine “by presentation”.   ECigIntelligence has […]

Implementing the TPD: what Europe will do next

23rd July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Executive summary • Background • Implementing acts and reports • Implementing act: reporting format • Implementing act: refill mechanisms • Report: potential public-health risks • The regulation-makers • External contractors and the expert group • What lies ahead? • A European excise tax on e-cigs? • Timeline

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Hungary, July 2015

17th July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Europe
Hungary
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Austria, July 2015

7th July 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Austria
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation and the tobacco monopoly • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

In depth: e-cigarette regulation in Croatia, June 2015 and ahead

25th June 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Croatia
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw