26th October 2020 - Regulatory trackers |
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Regulators need to consider the risks of the precautionary measures they implement, and not just the risks they are trying to avoid, according to researchers studying Australian e-cigarette regulation
The Australian Ministry of Health decided to defer until further notice the implementation of the import ban on nicotine e-cigarettes that was to come into force in January 2021, after already being postponed by half a year
EU member states will have to decide how to implement a planned European levy on non-recycled plastic packaging waste – to fund it from national budgets or make industry pay for the waste it produces
Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, is seeking to pass legislation equating tobacco-alternative products to conventional cigarettes and other restrictions in line with the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)
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Welcome to the Europe e-cigarette regulatory tracker, updated every month. Use the tabs at the top of the map to select a specific regulatory field. Clicking on an individual country will bring up much more detail in the panel below, including links to legislation and ECigIntelligence coverage of that market.
The Slovakian Ministry of Finance has rejected a suggestion by education officials that it should set up a tax scheme for nicotine-containing e-cigarettes
Welcome to the new and improved ECigIntelligence US state law regulatory tracker, updated every month and exclusively focused on state law. This interactive map allows you to search for states, zoom in and out from the map, view more than one regulatory area at a time, pan the map and select multiple states to compare regulations.
The Greek e-cigarette industry is largely “satisfied” with the government’s decision to repeal the law banning shake and vape products – but doubts and difficulties remain
Our regularly updated tracker details e-cigarette regulation around the world on key issues such as taxation, public vaping, advertising and sales restrictions.
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A leading EU scientific committee says evidence “for the support of electronic cigarettes’ effectiveness in helping smokers to quit” is weak, and has warned about nicotine addiction in young people
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has relaxed its position on e-cigarettes, deciding they can be available legally from pharmacies if prescribed by a doctor “to support smoking cessation”
Juul Labs chairman and CEO Kevin Crosthwaite has warned that regulatory efforts to curb e-cigarette use risk tipping the balance back in favour of more dangerous combustible cigarettes
After years of discussions within the governing coalition and campaigning by health bodies, Germany is to impose further restrictions on the advertising of tobacco and vaping products
Tobacco control advocates in Indonesia have questioned the government’s lack of progress on revising the regulation on the safety of addictive ingredients in tobacco products and urged it to get the ball rolling
The scientific committee of the European Commission is to delay delivery of its conclusions on vaping, which will inform the impact assessment on the revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)
The Dutch government is running a consultation on a proposed amendment to current tobacco regulations that will create a legal basis to impose plain packaging for e-cigarettes
The recent news that the British government is to scrap Public Health England and replace it with a new institute makes this an appropriate moment to look back at some of PHE’s achievements in creating policies and evidence on tobacco-alternative products. Since it was set up in April 2013 to “bring public health specialists into […]
Melbourne City Council in Australia has voted unanimously in favour of ban on vaping in 11 defined smoke-free areas in the city’s central business district
The sale of flavoured e-cigarettes will be illegal in California from January 2021 after the US state’s governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to ban them from the market
Was the much-trumpeted rise in youth vaping responsible for last year’s outbreak of vape-related lung injury (EVALI) in the US? The short answer can be given in one word
A joint regulation of e-cigarettes that will apply across Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is expected to be adopted by 2022 – but there is some scepticism about the timescale
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a final decision that leaves the sale of all tobacco-alternative products banned in the country, while still allowing e-cigarettes on prescription only
Taiwan appears to be heading for a blanket ban on e-cigarettes, while leaving the door ajar for the possible approval of heated tobacco products
Officials in the US state of Montana have reversed course and will drop plans to ban sales of flavoured vaping products after opposition from state lawmakers
Do restrictions on e-cigarettes, such as flavour bans, send users back to smoking? No doubt it’s the law of unintended consequences at work, but the answer would seem to be “yes”
California is edging closing to banning flavoured vapour and tobacco products after legislation advanced through committee and is now awaiting a final full Assembly vote in the next few days
The UK government is to create a new body replacing Public Health England (PHE) with a single command structure focused on tackling COVID-19 and “protecting the nation’s health”
Would it be appropriate to ban e-cigarettes for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s what some US Congress members are calling for
A spike in new cases of COVID-19 in Spain has prompted the national government to prohibit smoking and vaping in all public spaces where it is not possible to ensure a 2m social distance
New regulation has been adopted in Greece which finally allows retailers to sell shake and vape products legally
China is currently debating a bill that would create vape-friendly areas and restrict the public use of vaping products
The Union of Vaping Promoters and Entrepreneurs (UPEV) has taken the anti-tobacco campaign from the Ministry of Health to the Spanish Ombudsman amid “hurting industry interests”
The EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) spent more than €180m in 2019 on public health policies, including a study on the TPD and a media campaign on novel tobacco products
The World Health Organization (WHO) says progress in the adoption of tobacco control and taxation policies is uneven across Europe amid an increase in e-cigarette use among young people
Welcome to the ECigIntelligence Canada e-cigarette regulatory tracker enabling you to understand the regulatory requirements and restrictions in 13 Canadian provinces and territories. This essential database covers 5 key policy areas; advertising, product restrictions, public vaping, sales channels and taxation, and allows you to filter by province/territory, regulatory area and bill status.
The vexed question of the distinction between vaping and smoking, often confused by rulemakers at all levels, has arisen in the very heart of one of the world’s largest and most influential rulemaking bodies
Netherlands health secretary Paul Blokhuis is a committed opponent of smoking and vaping. But has he got it right in his plan to ban all e-cig flavours except tobacco? There are reasons to think he may not
South Korea’s health minister Park Neung-hoo has announced a fresh plan to ban advertising and promotional activities for e-cigarettes and other tobacco-alternative products
The newly elected taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Micheál Martin, has a more restrictive approach to tobacco-alternative products among his policy priorities, as laid out in the coalition government’s five-year plan
Hong Kong will reintroduce a bill to ban tobacco-alternative products after local elections in September. The Legislative Council halted discussions on the existing bill due to a lack of time
The ban on all e-cigarette imports into Australia that was due to come into force next week has now been delayed until January 2021
Australian health minister Greg Hunt has announced that importing e-cigarettes will be banned from 1st July “to reduce the risk to public health through addiction to nicotine and nicotine poisoning”
Could China, where most of the world’s e-cigarettes are made, actually be considering banning them? It could have major global repercussions for the whole vaping industry – and so, potentially, for levels of smoking – if it did. A gradual move towards a total e-cig ban was among the proposals put forward at the so-called […]
Keep track of the rapidly changing state level regulations with regards to the recent executive orders issued by the state executive branches.
We continue to update this tracker regularly to ensure that you have the latest information regarding the rapidly changing regulatory and judicial developments in the current states and any others that may follow suit.
Proposals for the national regulation of e-cigarettes in China range from advertising restrictions to a controversial suggestion by the boss of a pharmaceutical company that they should be totally banned
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