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From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.

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.