Regulation and Legislation

New rules to protect EU consumers come into force tomorrow…

27th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

WHO against promoting e-cigs as smoking-cessation aids…

26th May 2022 - Alerts | World |

EU to update hazardous substances list…

19th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

Bill proposed to sanction illegal imports of alcohol and tobacco…

19th May 2022 - Alerts | Russia, World |

Stakeholder event on tobacco taxation in the EU held today…

18th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation moves into new phase…

16th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

DG TAXUD meeting set; Indirect Tax Expert Group meeting agenda released…

16th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

EU compliance calendar

16th May 2022 - Regulatory trackers |

The ECigIntelligence compliance calendar provides key regulatory deadline dates applicable to the vape sector. View deadlines and add them to your own calendar to stay ahead of upcoming changes to regulations

Bill to strengthen nicotine product rules to be discussed tomorrow…

9th May 2022 - Alerts | Europe, Sweden |

US regulatory tracker: Enacted state law May

1st May 2022 - Regulatory trackers |

Welcome to the US enacted state law regulatory tracker, updated every month and exclusively focused on state law ( federal and local law are not considered).
This tracker, updated every month, allows you to interact and filter information in the regulatory map below. Select the regulatory area and filter countries by our analysis of the level of regulatory stringency in each area.

Protests held outside Parliament over new tobacco products bill…

22nd April 2022 - Alerts | Asia, Taiwan |

‘Sustainable products initiative’ could affect e-cigs…

29th March 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

Market report: the vape market in the Czech Republic

24th March 2022 - Market reports |

The Czech Republic, which incorporated the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into its domestic legal system in 2017, presents a developed vape market that is projected to grow in the future due to increased interest, new products entering the market and overall affordability

Parliament approves new rules for batteries…

15th March 2022 - Alerts | Europe |

Lawmakers and industry members discuss Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Bill…

1st March 2022 - Alerts | Europe, Ireland |

Bill setting age limit for vaping products expected to be introduced…

1st March 2022 - Alerts | Asia, Malaysia |

More oversight of the ban on e-cig sales to minors…

28th February 2022 - Alerts | Asia, China |

New technical regulation of e-liquids…

17th February 2022 - Alerts | Asia |

Legalisation and regulation on the agenda…

16th February 2022 - Alerts | |

Global regulatory tracker: regulatory burden index January 2022

8th February 2022 - Regulatory trackers |

Welcome to the ECigIntelligence regulatory burden index (ERBI), where we provide a clear and concise overview of the different levels of regulatory burden imposed on e-cigarettes around the world. The index, downloadable here as a consolidated Excel file, is a result of our in-house research of 23 key variables and our in-depth knowledge of markets […]

Regulatory report: Kuwait, October 2021

26th October 2021 - Regulatory reports |

Kuwait has allowed the importation and distribution of vaping products since 2016. In 2020 it introduced the use of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) current regulations for specifications, sale and use, while preparing and debating its own future regulations

Regulatory report: France, June 2021

21st June 2021 - Regulatory reports |

This report details the regulatory framework for e-cigarette products in France, including age, product, packaging and advertising restrictions, public usage, notification requirements, taxation and sanctions

Regulatory report: Jordan, June 2021

9th June 2021 - Regulatory reports |

Vapour products were legalised in Jordan in 2019. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory regime for such products, covering everything from product and age restrictions to taxation and sanctions

Regulatory report: Serbia, June 2021

7th June 2021 - Regulatory reports |

Serbia is likely to be the last country in the Balkans region of southern Europe to apply specific regulation to e-cigarettes. This report considers what laws and rules currently apply, and how they could change

Regulatory report: Japan, May 2021

10th May 2021 - Regulatory reports |

This report provides an overview of the current laws and restrictions around e-cigs in Japan, focusing on areas such as advertising, labelling and packaging, age and product restrictions, taxation and enforcement

Regulatory report: Italy, April 2021

29th April 2021 - Regulatory reports |

This report offers a thorough analysis of the current regulatory regime in Italy for e-cigarettes, covering all aspects of law from age and product restriction to packaging and labelling, and advertising and tax

Regulatory report: Poland, April 2021

14th April 2021 - Regulatory reports |

The Polish e-cigarette market is one of the most constrained by regulation in Europe. This report covers the current regime for vaping products, including the latest legal changes and the likely impact of a recent tax rise

UK healthcare products agency ready to take over e-cigarette notifications

28th December 2020 - Regulatory briefing |

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is on course to take charge of new e-cigarette product notifications in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st January, when Britain will officially no longer be a member of the EU following the 12-month transition period. The agency has already migrated to the new submission portal […]

Looming threat for China’s vape industry

17th December 2020 - Press releases |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE China’s e-cigarette industry at mercy of sceptical government Beijing’s attitude could make or break growing vape sector in China Tougher official action on e-cigarettes could hit China’s growing e-cigarette market in the near future. A major new ECigIntelligence report suggests that the past laissez-faire attitude of Beijing is unlikely to return, and […]

Podcast: E-cigarettes in China: market, regulation and outlook

15th December 2020 - Business briefing , Podcasts |

China’s domestic e-cigarette market has quietly grown to become the world’s third largest by value. With relatively low vaping prevalence, high smoking rates, and a huge population, it has significant potential for further growth. But it is also a market that faces challenges unlike any other, most notably the presence of a tobacco monopoly whose […]

Regulatory report: UK, November 2020

24th November 2020 - Regulatory reports |

The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the UK. It is expected to be reviewed in 2021. This report provides an overview of the current regime in place in the UK

Regulatory report: Albania, August 2020

7th August 2020 - Regulatory reports |

Although not yet an EU member, Albania – to an extent – replicated the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into domestic law in 2019 through the amendment to the Law on the Protection of Health from Tobacco Products

Could the land that makes e-cigarettes for the world ban them at home?

22nd June 2020 - Blog |

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 […]

US Regulatory tracker: state executive orders banning flavours

18th June 2020 - Regulatory trackers |

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.

Regulatory report: Sweden, March 2020

24th March 2020 - Regulatory reports |

This regulatory report provides in-depth analysis of the current vaping regulations in Sweden, including laws around advertising and marketing, labelling and packaging, notification, public usage, tax and more

Are e-cigs really more dangerous to kids than guns or combustibles?

16th January 2020 - Blog |

A story published by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (“in partnership with The Daily Mail”, so investigative credentials already perhaps a little tarnished) purports to expose a “loophole” in UK advertising rules that “lets Juul advertise to children at the cinema”. It reports that “adverts promoting Juul’s vaping device ran before screenings of Angel Has Fallen, […]

Snapshot: South Africa, July 2019

19th August 2019 - Market reports , Market Snapshots |

This ECigIntelligence market snapshot for South Africa covers key indicators: recent, present and forecast market size; an indication of regulation level; an overview of the top available brands, form factors, retail distribution split, prices and affordability.