This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016.
Older articles dating to the start of the year can be found on this summary page. Information preceding that can be located through the search facility or our archive of European country reports, regulatory trackers, and news.
20th February Czech Republic TPD implementation leaves a few uncertainties
15th February Greece introduces new regulation while vaping market booms
9th February Four to go as Sweden announces draft bill to transpose TPD
27th January European court will consider challenge to EU snus ban
25th January NNA joins UK High Court bid to overturn European snus ban
12th January ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law
30th December 2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks
19th December Totally Wicked told sponsorship is legal, despite crossing borders
17th December France reduces TPD notification fees and relaxes calendar
8th December Vaping products under new classification in Belgium
7th December TPD test requirements criticised as vague: what can manufacturers do?
29th November European Commission seeks views on harmonising e-cig taxes
24th November Hungary moves to ban flavoured e-liquids, but Greece denies plans
24th November UK asks EU to clarify TPD rules on maximum tank size
24th November New Royal Decree will overhaul regulation of e-cigs in Belgium
17th November Notifications accelerate as TPD deadline approaches fast
7th November Boom year in Italy as vaping population triples
4th November Blu launches TPD range, offers deep discounts on older product
4th November France endorses e-cigs for cessation after talks with vape groups
26th October Heat-not-burn poses novel challenge for European regulators
14th October “Dark Web” warning as Europe gets wires crossed on cross-border sales
6th October TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands
26th September European e-cig firms face complex point-of-sale marketing rules
18th September Online sellers shut their Websites as bans begin to bite
30th August TPD infringement proceedings initiated against 19 member states
26th August France lays out TPD notification fees, offers to reduce delays
8th July House of Lords decides not to censure UK’s TPD transposition
4th July Previous TPD news coverage
20th September European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing
9th September Advertising, promotion and sponsorship in post-TPD Europe
1st September The TPD’s impact on product design explained
1st September The TPD and product labelling: information requests and doubts
18th August Download: the TPD era guide (Platinum subscribers only)
17th August TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it
The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD): essential facts
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