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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.

11th October 2022 - Europe, Iceland |

Iceland: The Ministry of Health has told ECigIntelligence that, for the time being, it does not plan to issue a regulation restricting the marketing of flavoured vaping products. Plans for a flavour ban were quashed when the Parliamentary Welfare Committee deleted the provision on flavours, proposed by the Ministry of Health in the first draft of a recently-enacted bill amending Act 87/2018 on E-cigarettes, Refills and Nicotine Products.

2nd September 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: The government has published two new regulations: Regulation 992/2022 on marketing notifications, licensing, and ingredients of nicotine products, e-cigarettes and refills containing nicotine and Regulation 991 on the packaging of nicotine products, e-cigarettes and refills containing nicotine. The regulations repeal the previous regulations on the matter, although the new ones contain mostly the same provisions. Some additions include the introduction of minor changes to the textual health warning that nicotine-containing e-cigs must carry, as well as setting out the procedure to obtain a licence to sell vaping products.
28th July 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: Tomorrow is the last day to submit comments on the Ministry of Health’s planned amendments to the Tobacco Control Act following the incorporation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into the EEA agreement in February. The bill to transpose the TPD into Icelandic law, which has not yet been published, is scheduled to be presented in the autumn, with the proposed changes to be made public after the consultation period.
8th July 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: On 1st July the Ministry of Health made its legislative plans to amend the Tobacco Control Act following the incorporation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into the EEA Agreement in February 2022 open for comments via the consultation portal. The legislative plans seek to implement the European TPD into the Icelandic legislative framework, although no bill has been disclosed yet, as the proposed changes will be made public after the consultation period. The bill is scheduled to be presented during the 2022 autumn session. The consultation period ends on 29th July 2022.
22nd June 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: The final text of the bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills, approved, as we previously reported on, by the Althingi (Iceland parliament) on 16th June, has been made public on the Althingi website today, 22nd June. The final approved text includes a mandatory licence to sell vaping products issued by the Housing and Civil Engineering Institute and an explicit prohibition to advertise e-cigarettes on social media. The bill initially included a flavouring ban, but the provision has been deleted in the final text following the Welfare Committee’s recommendations.
17th June 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: Yesterday, 16th June, the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament) approved the bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills that we previously reported on. The bill envisages a mandatory permit to sell vaping products, and a prohibition to vape in facilities where activities for children and young people take place. The bill's approval has come unexpectedly, as it has been passed in a second and third reading within two days (15th and 16th June), following a three-month period of debate in the Welfare Committee. The Welfare Committee proposed deleting an article that previously set out a flavour ban, but the final text has not yet been circulated and so it is unclear whether or not the parliament has followed the Committee's recommendation.
23rd March 2022 - Europe, Iceland |

Iceland: bill amending Law 87/2018 on e-cigarettes and refills, which we have reported on, has been approved at its first reading in the Althingi (parliament). In addition to banning “flavours that may appeal to children, such as sweet and fruit flavours”, the bill includes a mandatory licence to sell vaping products, issued by the Housing and Civil Engineering Institute, and a ban on vaping on education premises. The bill now moves on to the Welfare Committee, which could propose amendments.

10th March 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: The bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills that we previously reported on was introduced yesterday to the Althingi. In addition to laying down a ban on “flavours that may appeal to children, such as sweet and fruit flavours”, the new draft resulting from the bill’s public consultation includes a mandatory permit to sell vaping products, issued by the Housing and Civil Engineering Institute, and a prohibition from vaping in educational facilities. The bill may still undergo some amendments during the committee stage, which will take place after the first reading.
25th February 2022 - Europe, Iceland |
Iceland: The Ministry of Health confirmed to ECigIntelligence that the bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills to introduce a ban on e-cigarette flavourings “that may appeal to children” will be introduced into the Althingi in March. As we previously reported, the bill was meant to be introduced today, according to the official parliamentary register.
16th February 2022 - Europe, Iceland |

Iceland: A bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills to introduce a ban on e-cigarette flavourings “that may appeal to children” will be introduced to the Althingi (parliament) on 25th February.