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France: Following president Emmanuel Macron’s loss of a majority in the National Assembly, with the left-wing alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon taking 131
Italy: The Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has updated the list of websites that do not comply with restrictions on advertising and long-distance sales of vapour
New Zealand: Associate health minister Ayesha Verall has introduced a bill setting new requirements for entry into the combustible tobacco and vaping products retail markets. The bill
Canada: The government has proposed changes to the Vaping Products Reporting Regulations, requiring manufacturers of vaping products with and without nicotine to provide Health Canada
Mexico: The company Tabacos Desvenados has filed an appeal trial (amparo) against the presidential decree that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and
US - Michigan: House Bill (HB) 6108 has passed the House and is now in the Senate. This bill would amend state law to raise the
Bulgaria: The bill to amend the Budget Law 2022, which proposes to introduce an excise tax for e-liquids, passed the first reading. Vaping products would
Israel: The Ministry of Finance has signed a new order imposing a tax on e-liquids. This comes right after the order introduced in November 2021
Australia: Fiona Patten, a member of parliament (MP) of the State of Victoria, has shown her support for vaping products through her Twitter
US - general: A jury at the federal US District Court in Virginia has awarded Philip Morris International (PMI) $10.7m in a patent case
Germany: The Alliance for Tobacco-Free Enjoyment, an association of small and medium-sized companies, has filed a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court (BVG) to
16th June 2022 - 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
Brazil: The National Public Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will discuss the regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco at its next meeting, on 22nd June,
Norway: The Health Directorate has updated its online page on e-cigarettes, which now says the ban on nicotine-containing vapour products is likely to be
US - Michigan: House Bill 6108 has been referred to a second reading. The bill would amend state law to raise the legal age
Hungary: The Supervisory Authority for Regulated Activities (SZTFH) published an announcement today about a new, un-notified brand of flavoured disposable e-cigarettes whose usage is widespread among minors –
Netherlands: Market data notification on sales volumes of products in the previous year is required in the Netherlands by 15th June each year.
15th June 2022 - Europe |
UK: MP Andrew Gwynne asked health secretary Sajid Javid yesterday whether tobacco lobbyists would have any influence on the government’s overdue tobacco control plan, prevention
South Africa: The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the regulations banning the sale of tobacco products during the Covid-19 lockdown were invalid and unconstitutional.
Canada: An industry pilot project on recycling of cannabis vape products to tackle consumer waste has ended due to a lack of participation, media
Austria: Today, 15th June, is the deadline for the submission of e-cigarette notification fees, which should be calculated by the manufacturer or importer and sent electronically
Israel: An order introduced in November 2021, establishing a tax on e-liquids, has expired without being approved by the Knesset (parliament), meaning no such
Kazakhstan: An online petition against a possible ban on the sale and use of e-cigarettes has so far been signed by 6,772 people,
14th June 2022 - Europe |
EU: The EU Early Warning System, operated by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) today published its report on New psychoactive substances: 25 years of early warning
Philippines: The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling recognising the regulatory authority of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over
Switzerland: The Federal Office of Public Health has announced a smoking and vaping prevention campaign aimed at childen and young people under the title “Free. Fair.
UK: E-cigarette retailer VPZ has initiated a petition calling on the British government to impose an outright ban on the sale of cigarettes and smoking,
France: The results of yesterday’s first round of voting in the National Assembly elections suggest the second round on 19th June will be a close
Uzbekistan: The Senate has rejected a bill to restrict distribution and use of alcohol and tobacco products, saying it needs to be clarified
US - Michigan: House Bill (HB) 6108 has been scheduled for a hearing on 14th June, in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill would
Russia: The bill on regulating the production and circulation of tobacco products has been submitted to the Russian government, media reports. Reportedly, the
Brazil: Today (10th June) is the deadline for sending technical and scientific information about e-cigarettes and heated tobacco to the National Public Health Surveillance
China (Macau): Today, the Legislative Council of Macau supported the government amendment to the New Tobacco Control Law, which prohibits the manufacture, import and export of electronic cigarettes.
UK: Today, the Independent review into smoke-free 2030 policies led by Javed Khan was published. The document lays out proposals for England to
US - Federal: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of the “Next Legends” Youth E-cigarette Prevention Campaign, which
Philippines: Following the call from medical groups for president Rodrigo Duterte to veto the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation bill, health secretary Francisco Duque
Kazakhstan: The Mazhilis (lower chamber) of the Parliament adopted a bill in the second reading to introduce changes to the Tax Code, media
UK: At today's meeting of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, the state secretary for environment, food and rural affairs – George Eustice
US - Federal: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new warning letters to manufacturers and distributors of e-liquid products that are "new
Mexico: Yesterday, 7th June, the government published in the bulletin of the state the decree prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids nationwide.
Philippines: Several medical groups renewed their call for president Rodrigo Duterte to veto the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Bill, press reports. The bill
Italy: The Ministry of Health issued a decree that introduces fees for the notification of e-liquids and devices which amount to €327.85 for every new
Lithuania: The Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department (NTAKD) informed ECigIntelligence that manufacturers and importers will have to remove non-tobacco e-liquids from the
Russia: Vape union SPINI applied to the Ministry of Industry and Trade with a proposal to include nicotine-free liquids in the experiment on