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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.

31st October 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: The candidate from the left-wing Workers' Party (PT), Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, won the presidential elections with 50.9% of the votes. He has not expressed his opinion about new products, but the Workers' Party has defended strict policies towards tobacco regulation, as shown in our Policy Radar.
28th October 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: The director of the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), Antonio Barra Torres, told local media that the discussion about the legal situation of e-cigs and heated tobacco products is expected to be held by the authority's board in December. The authority is likely to open the subject for public consultation, but according to the director, so far the understanding is to follow the board's decision on maintaining the current ban.
3rd October 2022 - Brazil, South America |
BrazilNone of the presidential candidates achieved the majority needed to win the election in the first round yesterday (2nd October). The second round, which will take place on 30th October, will decide between the current president Jair Bolsonaro (43% votes) from the right-wing Liberal Party, and Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (48% votes) from the left-wing Workers' Party. Although neither candidate has expressed their opinion towards new products, both parties have defended strict policies regarding tobacco regulation, as shown in our Policy Radar.
5th September 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: Stefania Piras, general manager of tobacco products inspection for the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), has defended the national ban on e-cigarettes and said use in the country is still low, press reports. The Anvisa board voted unanimously in July to maintain the existing ban on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco. The agency is still discussing whether a new draft regulation will go out to public consultation.

1st September 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: The Ministry of Justice has ordered 31 companies to stop selling e-cigarettes within 48 hours or face a daily fine of BRL5,000 ($960). Although the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has already banned e-cigs, the ministry has seen evidence of them being sold with the appearance of legality.

7th July 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: The board of the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) decided unanimously at an extraordinary meeting yesterday, 6th July, to maintain the existing ban on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco. The agency will now prepare a regulatory draft that will be sent to the body’s governing body, the college, for deliberation. The college will later decide whether or not to open the draft for a public consultation.

6th July 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: The National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) was to discuss the regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco in an extraordinary meeting today, 6th July. The public meeting was called to consider information and comments received during a public consultation, which closed on 10th June. In its preliminary report, published in April, the agency suggested that the existing ban should be maintained. No final decision is expected yet.

22nd June 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: The National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) meeting scheduled for today, 22nd June, to discuss the regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco has been cancelled. The subject will be deliberated in due course at the discretion of the Agency, further delaying a final decision.
16th June 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: The National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will discuss the regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco at its next meeting, on 22nd June, when it will consider information and comments received during a public consultation, which closed on 10th June. No final decision is expected yet. In its preliminary report, published in April, the agency suggested that the existing ban should be maintained.
10th June 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: Today (10th June) is the deadline for sending technical and scientific information about e-cigarettes and heated tobacco to the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA). The agency is currently analysing the impact of regulation and published a report in April suggesting that the current prohibition should be maintained.
9th May 2022 - Brazil, South America |
Brazil: In response to industry member requests, the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has extended the deadline for receiving technical and scientific contributions about e-cigarettes and heated tobacco until 10th June. Previously, the agency published a report suggesting the current prohibition should be maintained, but any firm decisions will come later.
26th April 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: National Public Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) director Cristiane Jourdan has told media there is not yet enough evidence for the efficacy and safety of e-cigarettes or heated tobacco for them to be approved for use. However, she added that studies were at an early stage and that potential additional measures mentioned in the regulatory report published earlier this month, such as an advertising ban, were awaiting a final decision. ANVISA is taking technical and scientific evidence about the products until 11th May.

7th April 2022 - Brazil, South America |

Brazil: The National Public Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) will be receiving technical and scientific evidence about e-cigarettes and heated tobacco from 11th April to 11th May to help it analyse the impact of regulation. Any interested party can offer evidence. The agency has also published a report suggesting the current prohibition should be maintained, and that educational campaigns should be implemented, aimed particularly at young people. Any firm decisions will come later.