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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.

26th August 2022 - Colombia, South America |
Colombia: Julián Peinado, the representative from the Colombian Liberal Party, has introduced in the Chamber of Representatives a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes. The bill aims to equate these products with tobacco products. If passed, the bill will ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and will subject them to packaging and labelling restrictions, including the duty to carry a health warning. The bill also proposes banning the sponsoring of sports and cultural events. The Colombian Liberal Party currently holds 32 seats out of 188 in the Chamber of Representatives, which makes it the party with the highest number of seats.
26th August 2022 - Colombia, South America |
Colombia: The government is planning to impose a tax on e-cigarettes, press reports. The economic commissions of the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate have met with the minister of finance, José Antonio Ocampo, this week to discuss the details of the tax. This tax is being considered together with tax amendments in other areas, but no further details about the tax rate or possible tax system have been revealed so far. The government plans to have the tax approved by the end of the year. Representative Milena Jarava from the liberal party Partido de la Unión de la Gente also proposed establishing a tax on the advertising of e-cigarettes on social media.
11th August 2022 - Colombia, South America |

Colombia: Julián Peinado of the Colombian Liberal Party will next week introduce in the Chamber of Representatives a bill to regulate e-cigarettes, equating them with tobacco products, press reports. If approved, the bill will ban sales to minors and introduce packaging and labelling restrictions, including a mandatory health warning, and ban sponsorship of sporting and cultural events. The Colombian Liberal Party is currently the largest party in the Chamber of Representatives, with 32 seats out of 188.

2nd August 2022 - Colombia, South America |

Colombia: The incoming government is planning to impose excise duty on e-liquids. President-elect Gustavo Petro and the National Federation of Departments (FND) have signed a document defining the working agenda for the next months, in which duty on e-liquids is labelled as a priority. No details of the rate or model to be imposed have been disclosed.

23rd May 2022 - Colombia, South America |

Colombia: The Ministry of Health reports that between 2016 and 2021, smoking prevalence fell from 8.3% to 5.6%, a drop of 1m in the number of smokers. The ministry has not revealed figures for the number of users of e-cigarettes or heated tobacco.