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Iceland regulates e-cigs for the first time

Iceland passed a new law to specifically regulate and potentially tax e-cigarettes for the first time at a legislative session held last week.

Under the law, which governs both nicotine and nicotine-free e-cigarettes and e-liquids, e-cigarettes can legally be sold in Iceland but not advertised. Previously e-cigarettes containing nicotine had to be granted a pharmaceutical licence to be legally sold in the country – and no such licence had yet been issued.

The state will also take a percentage of gross e-cigarette product sales, which it will donate to the Public Health Fund.

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Freddie Dawson

Managing editor, news
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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