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Chile: Member of parliament (MP) Andrés Celis from the opposition coalition has submitted a request to minister of health Ximena Aguilera to urge her
Argentina: In December 2023, the government submitted an omnibus bill to the parliament for discussion. The bill introduces a tax on e-cigarettes that
Brazil: The director of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has scheduled a public meeting of the Anvisa Collegiate Board of Directors on
Argentina: The far-right Freedom Advances political party candidate Javier Milei won yesterday's (19th November) presidential elections with 55.9% of the votes, and will
Peru: The National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN), under the Ministry of Health (Minsa), has warned about the effects of e-cigarettes on health,
Brazil: The director of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), Antônio Barra Torres, said in an interview that an open consultation on e-cigarettes
Argentina: The candidate for the left-wing coalition Union for the Homeland (previously known as Everyone’s Front Party), Sergio Massa, won the first round
Brazil: Senator Soraya Thronicke of the opposition party Podemos has submitted a bill to the Senate to legalise e-cigarettes, regardless of nicotine content. The products
Brazil: Senator Soraya Thronicke, from the opposition party Podemos, will present a bill to regulate e-cigarettes in the coming days, press reports. “The
Brazil: At the Senate Social Affairs Committee hearing about electronic cigarettes, senators from the opposition parties Podemos, Progressistas and Partido Liberal have defended e-cigarette regulation.
Brazil: The Senate Committee on Social Affairs will hold a public hearing on 28th September to discuss the regulation of electronic cigarettes and the risks
Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro has asked the government medical and scientific team to evaluate the possibility of banning the sale of e-cigarettes on health grounds, press
Brazil: Following the July 2022 decision by the collegiate board of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to maintain the existing ban on
Venezuela: The Ministry of Health has passed a resolution regulating the manufacture, import, export, distribution, marketing, use, advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes and banning their sale
Brazil: After a news piece said that tax authorities have established e-cigarette taxation, the Federal Revenue Service clarified that it has not issued
Chile: Deputy health secretary Andrea Albagi marked World No Tobacco Day yesterday with a warning against the use of e-cigarettes, saying they are
Americas: Ahead of tomorrow’s World No Tobacco Day (31st May), Jarbas Barbosa, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has warned that novel
Colombia: A bill to tax e-cigarettes has been approved in its first debate in the Chamber of Representatives (the lower chamber of Congress). The bill
Brazil: The director of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), Antonio Barra Torres, has told media that a resolution of the legal status of e-cigarettes and
Paraguay: MP José Rodríguez said yesterday that his Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico (PLRA), the largest opposition party, will press for the excise duty on
Uruguay: The Ministry of Health has opposed the legalisation of e-cigarettes after the Association of Vapers of Uruguay (Asovape) called on the government to
Paraguay: Last week, the government issued Decree 8878, according to which the applicable tax for vaping products, regardless of nicotine concentration, has increased
Suriname: The Ministry of Health has emphasised that e-cigarettes should not be used by adolescents, young adults or pregnant women, media reports. The
Paraguay: Opposition member of the Chamber of Deputies José Rodríguez said that he will present a bill in Parliament seeking to increase the
Paraguay: Opposition senator Pedro Santa Cruz has written to president Mario Abdo Benítez urging him to increase the tax on e-liquids from 20% to
Paraguay: The Ministry of Health warned yesterday (20th December) about the health risks associated with vaping and the supposed gateway effect of e-cigarettes
Peru: The Ministry of Health has published an information note about the negative impact of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products on the environment.
Peru: Representative Katy Ugarte, from the left-wing party Peru Libre, has introduced a bill regulating e-cigarettes. The bill – which has recently been
Paraguay: Health minister Julio Borba said yesterday that the ministry would tighten its control over sales of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, due to their increasing use
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.
Brazil: The director of the National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), Antonio Barra Torres, told local media that the discussion about the legal
Americas: The Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), has published a paper on “Taxation of novel and