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From February 2022, subscribers can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts round-up section.

Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided last week to introduce traceability marking for e-cigarettes throughout the EAEU. The five member states Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia will reportedly determine individually their own procedure and enforcement dates.

15th July 2022 - Armenia, Asia |
Armenia: Yesterday, 14th July, the government approved the plan to combat the use of tobacco products and tobacco substitutes for 2022-2026, media reports. The plan is expected to protect current and future generations from the corrosive effects of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, as well as significantly reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. Among other things, the plan seeks to develop the requirements for uniform packaging of such products, revise their tax policy, and provide mechanisms to exclude tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policies.
14th March 2022 - Armenia, Asia |
Armenia: Recently, the National Assembly adopted the amendment to the law “on reduction and prevention of health damage as a result of the use of tobacco products and their substitutes”. The aim of the amendment was to include minor corrections to the definition of “tobacco substitute”. “Tobacco substitute” was previously defined as a non-tobacco product, electronically operated (cartridge or container), by which a solution containing nicotine, propylene glycol or glycerol, or in some cases also various flavours, is evaporated. With the new amendment, the word “mixture” is added after the word “solution”.  The amendment enters into force tomorrow, 15th March.
11th March 2022 - Armenia, Asia |
Armenia: At a special 9th March sitting, the National Assembly adopted the law “on reduction and prevention of health damage as a result of the use of tobacco products and their substitutes”. The aim of the amendment was to include minor corrections to the definition of “tobacco substitute”. However, the adopted version is not yet publicly available.