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.

22nd November 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: The Danish Safety Authority has started a campaign against illegal disposable e-cigarettes, especially targetting forbidden fruit flavours that may appeal to children and young people. Most fines issued so far have been aimed at websites, with 295 social media profiles closed down and 65 ads removed from platforms.

2nd November 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: In snap elections held yesterday, the centre-left bloc retained its power with Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen remaining prime minister. The government is likely to maintain its restrictive position on tobacco and vaping control.

3rd October 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: The previously reported plan to ban access to tobacco and nicotine products for anyone born in or after 2010, presented in April by the Health Ministry, is unlikely to be approved before the elections. In an alleged government crisis, prime minister Mette Frederiksen is expected to call general elections no later than 4th October 2022. The centre-left and government supporter Danish Social Liberal Party has said that if the deadline is not respected, the party will present a vote of no confidence in the prime minister.
30th September 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: As of 1st October, all e-cigarettes – including those manufactured before 1st October 2021 – must comply with standardised packaging regulations.
27th September 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: The health and finance ministries are setting up a combined task force to strengthen control over nicotine and tobacco products, focusing primarily on flavoured disposable e-cigarettes. Including members of the Danish Safety Technology Authority and the Consumer Ombudsman, it will aim to ensure that new product trends are addressed quickly.

22nd September 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: Health minister Magnus Heunicke has called a meeting today with social media companies, the Danish Safety Technology Authority and several associations to discuss the use of disposable e-cigarettes by children and young people. He stressed that e-cigs with flavours other than tobacco and menthol are illegal in Denmark.

19th September 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: Health minister Magnus Heunicke (Social Democrats), and Peder Hvelplund – spokesperson for the Red-Green Alliance (a pro-government party) – have shown concern about the advertising of illegal flavoured e-cigarettes on social media, press reports. Peder said it is necessary to strengthen legislation and give further support to the Danish Safety Technology Authority, which controls e-cigarette compliance. As of April 2022, e-liquids with and without nicotine must not contain a characteristic flavour, except menthol and tobacco.
27th July 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: The Danish Safety Agency seized a quantity of illegally flavoured e-cigarettes from five market stalls at the weekend following a tip-off. Since 1st April only tobacco and menthol flavours are allowed in Denmark. The agency announced that it will continue to make unannounced visits to markets and festivals over the summer to check if illegal e-cigs are being sold. It will also monitor social media and use artificial intelligence tools to identify products for sale online.

1st July 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: Starting today (1st July), a tax on nicotine-containing e-liquids applies as set out in the Act 2616/2021. E-liquids with nicotine content of up to 12 mg/ml will be taxed at DKK1.5 (€0.20) per ml, while those with nicotine above 12 mg/ml will be taxed at DKK2.5 (€0.34) per ml.
16th June 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: A possible ban on nicotine products is among the topics for discussion today at the Folkemødet (People’s meeting), an open forum for political parties to engage with the public. The discussion, led by the Danish Cancer Society, will feature MP Per Larsen of the opposition Conservative People’s Party. In April, health minister Magnus Heunicke said it would not be possible to implement a proposed ban on access to tobacco and nicotine for those born in or after 2010 due to the terms of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

31st May 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: Today, the Danish Safety Technology Authority (DSTA) called on retailers to ensure they follow the rules when selling e-cigarettes. In 2022, the authority reported 33 retailers to the police for non-compliance with the registration and retail requirements. The number of violations is much higher than last year. "We perform both physical and online inspections, as a large part of the trade in e-cigarettes takes place online. It is of course the same for all dealers that they must live up to the requirements for registration, both of companies and of products," says Søren Assenholt Muff from the DSTA.
16th March 2022 - Denmark, Europe |

Denmark: Health minister Magnus Heunicke announced yesterday, 15th March, that the government plans to ban access to tobacco and nicotine products to anyone born in or after 2010. This is part of the new government’s health reform plan to “Make Denmark Healthier”, which aims to tackle health inequalities.

2nd March 2022 - Denmark, Europe |
Denmark: Yesterday, the health ministry announced that Nicoventures and Danish tobacco company House of Prince are suing the government for having adopted “illegal” regulations. Health minister Magnus Heunicke said: “I can state that the international tobacco industry has chosen to sue the Ministry of Health in continuation of the implementation of the National Action Plan to stop and prevent children and young people’s smoking and nicotine addiction.” No further details have been disclosed.