France regulatory report: government aid for tobacconists to diversify



  • Executive summary
  • Regulatory landscape
  • National regulatory framework
  • Regulation: medicine products
  • Age restrictions
  • Devolved administrations
  • Product restrictions
  • Shake and vape
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Obligation to notify
  • General advice on vigilance
  • Other (national) notifications
  • Retail channels restrictions
  • Public usage
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Taxation
  • Enforcement
  • Case law
  • Relevant laws
  • Relevant bodies


One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, including the Law on Modernisation of our Health System (also known as The Health Law) and numerous decrees and ordinances.

The overall policy climate remains cautious, but successful lobbying from industry has resulted in state financial aid becoming available to enable tobacconists to diversify alternative products.

We update you on legal developments in this vast and complex market.


Number of pages: 26

Photo: Nicolas Nova