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US - General: Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares has sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Robert Califf,
Russia: The government has approved a resolution that gives the Ministry of Finance new powers in relation to the tobacco industry. The ministry
Russia: The Russian Union of Nicotine Industry Enterprises (Spini) sent a letter to the State Duma chairman, Vyacheslav Volodin, asking the State Duma
Philippines: The House Ways and Means Committee will investigate e-cigarette brand Flava for possible tax evasion and tax fraud following a warehouse raid that uncovered
Lithuania: The police have warned that resale – both domestic and cross-border – of e-cigarettes and refills is prohibited in Lithuania, media reports.
UK: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a decision against Geekvape. A product review video of the company’s Geek Bar posted on
Russia: The standard on e-liquids, GOST R 58109-2018, has been amended and will be obligatory from 1st March 2024. The amendments will introduce
Russia: A proposal prepared by the Ministry of Health to ban certain additives in e-liquids was rejected by several ministries. The Ministry of Finance, the
Denmark: The government is expected to present a plan soon to prevent smoking and nicotine use, according to the press. The plan is said
10th November 2023 - United States |
US - Federal: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to seven online retailers for selling unauthorised e-cigarettes. The
Slovakia: The Slovak Office of Public Health confirmed to ECigIntelligence that the draft amendment to the Act on the Production, Labelling and Sale
Czech Republic: On Wednesday (8th November), the bill (a consolidated package) to introduce excise tax for e-liquids was approved by the Senate. If signed
World: The tenth Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been postponed
US - Colorado: Proposition II, Tobacco and Nicotine Product Tax Revenue Measure (2023) was approved by public vote on the 7th November ballot.
Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated a publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers. The total number of vapour products listed is 14,703.
Russia: Today, bill 448566-8 passed its second reading in the State Duma (lower chamber of Parliament). The bill would amend the Tax Code
South Korea: The Tobacco Harmful Ingredients Disclose Bill was signed into law by the Cabinet on 31st October. The bill obliges manufacturers and importers
Slovenia: The governmental Strategic Councils for Nutrition and for Health held a joint session yesterday (7th November) to debate measures to reduce tobacco use, especially
Lithuania: Today, 8th November, the parliamentary Health Affairs Committee will consider the amendment seeking to allow the sale of e-cigarettes and their refills only
8th November 2023 - Europe |
EU: Yesterday (7th November), the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament approved the final version of the report
Denmark: For the first time, a director of an e-cigarette company has been fined – DKK50,000 (€6,700) in this case – for advertising e-cigarettes and
8th November 2023 - Europe |
US - New York: Bill A 8243 has been introduced. The bill would require random, quarterly inspections of retail premises authorised to sell
Vietnam: In response to questions from the National Assembly, the minister of trade said that a proposal to include next-generation tobacco products, such as
Turkey: Member of parliament (MP) Kayıhan Pala of the Republican People’s Party has emphasised that e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are being portrayed
7th November 2023 - Europe |
EU: The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) takes place this year during the week of 18th to 26th November. The EWWR is
Estonia: The Tax and Customs Board updated the design of tax stamps for e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and nicotine pouches. The new stamps will
Lithuania: Members of the Addiction Prevention Commission parliamentary committee have proposed an amendment to the Code of Administrative Offences to introduce a legal
Greece: The Ministry of Health has updated the list of notified e-cigarette products. The list now contains 51,899 vapour products, including devices, disposables and refill containers.
Malaysia: The government has decided to drop the ban on the usage and sale of tobacco and vaping products to anyone born on
Switzerland: The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has published the Swiss Health Survey 2022, which has been carried out every five years
6th November 2023 - United States |
US - General: The 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control
Netherlands: The Council of Ministers has agreed to the proposal by health secretary Maarten Van Ooijen on a registration obligation for points-of-sale of tobacco and
Canada - Ontario: The Ministry of Finance, in the 2023 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, has expressed the intention of introducing a provincial
New Zealand: Final election results released today (3rd November) show the centre-right National Party with a majority of seats (48 out of 122). National Party
Azerbaijan: According to an Azerbaijan Standardisation Institute press release, the state standard AZS 941:2023, “Electronic cigarette products. General technical conditions”, has been adopted. The
Italy: The government has presented the 2024 Budget Bill to the Senate. The bill maintains the same level of taxation for e-cigarettes as
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan seeks to increase excise taxes for disposable e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in 2024, media reports. Reportedly, the rate for disposable
31st October 2023 - Europe |
EU: Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Johan Nissinen, from the European Conservatives and Reformists group, has submitted another parliamentary question raising concerns over an