Regulation and Legislation

Tamarind Intelligence Policy Radar, September

5th October 2022 - Policy radar , Regulatory databases |

The Tamarind Intelligence Policy Radar, available exclusively to subscribers and updated every month, provides in-depth analyses of policies surrounding e-cigarettes, heated tobacco and nicotine pouches, as well as predictions of changes in major policy areas: advertising, promotion and sponsorship, taxation, sales channels limitations, product restrictions and market access. Download the full version of the Policy […]

Tamarind Intelligence Policy Radar trial version

5th October 2022 - Policy radar , Regulatory databases |

The new Tamarind Intelligence Policy Radar provides detailed analyses and comparisons of the current regulatory frameworks and five-year forecasts for 39 leading vapour and novel tobacco markets globally — download a preview here as an Excel (.xlsx) document and when prompted please enter the password: f4hujNJ The Policy Radar provides in-depth analyses of policies surrounding […]

ECigIntelligence compliance calendar

29th September 2022 - Regulatory databases |

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

Latin America: the e-cigarette market, September 2022

14th September 2022 - Market reports |

This report provides an updated view of the e-cigarette industry in Latin America, with key trends and future perspectives for each country, along with macroeconomic indicators across the region, an overview of the markets, and regulatory status of the main countries

US regulatory tracker: Enacted state law September

8th September 2022 - Regulatory databases |

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.

Israel: e-cigarette regulation, August 2022

10th August 2022 - Regulatory reports |

This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework for e-cigs and related products in Israel, covering all policy areas from taxation, notification and labelling to advertising, product restrictions and public usage

Peru: e-cigarette regulation, July 2022

13th July 2022 - Regulatory reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigs and related products in Peru, covering all policy areas from taxation and notification to advertising, labelling and packaging, and retail channel restrictions

South Africa: e-cigarette regulation, June 2022

11th July 2022 - Regulatory reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigs and related products in South Africa, covering all policy areas from taxation and notification to advertising, labelling and packaging, and retail channel restrictions

Egypt: e-cigarette regulation, July 2022

7th July 2022 - Regulatory reports |

Although vapour products have been regulated since 2018 in Egypt, legal uncertainty persevered until the end of 2021. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework for e-cigs and related products in Egypt

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

Global regulatory tracker: regulatory burden index January 2022

8th February 2022 - Regulatory databases |

The ECigIntelligence regulatory burden index provides a clear and concise overview of the different levels of regulatory burden imposed on e-cigarettes around the world based on in-house research of 23 key variables and our in-depth knowledge of 91 markets worldwide.
Also included are estimates of how the legal framework in each country may change in the first half of the year, where we expect changes and precisely what that change would entail.

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 - News analysis |

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 - News analysis , 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

Michigan revives attempt at state flavour ban

26th October 2020 - News analysis |

The US state of Michigan is working to implement a new regulation that would ban the sale of flavoured vaping products and limit the advertising of such products, one year after a court blocked a previous effort by the state government

An insight into how COVID-19 influences the nicotine market – where are we now?

18th September 2020 - News analysis |

Our managing director, Tim Phillips, recently discussed how COVID-19 influences the nicotine market at the Nicotine Cannabis Strategies Europe, which took place online on 10th September. Tim presents the COVID-19 and EVALI impact on the market and on Europe in general, plus some other European developments from this year. He also provides an overview of […]

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 - Blogs |

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 databases |

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.

Europe regulatory tracker historical updates

17th June 2020 - Regulatory databases |

As e-cigarette regulation in Europe has changed over the years, so have we updated our Europe e-cigarette regulatory tracker maps. The following is a historical compilation of these updates, from November 2020 to present. Click on each date to expand the list of updates for that month.

Global regulatory tracker historical updates

17th June 2020 - Regulatory databases |

As global e-cigarette regulation has changed over the years, so have we updated our global e-cigarette regulatory tracker maps. The following is a historical compilation of these updates, from August 2020 to present. Click on each date to expand the list of updates for that month.

Canada regulatory tracker historical updates

1st June 2020 - Regulatory databases |

As e-cigarette regulation in Canada has changed over the years, so have we updated our Canada regulatory tracker: provincial and territorial maps. The following is a historical compilation of these updates, from June 2021 to present. Click on each date to expand the list of updates for that month.

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

Rising ‘sin tax’ delivers fresh blow to struggling Philippines e-cig trade

12th February 2020 - News analysis |

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to increase annually the “sin” taxes on e-cigarettes, vapour products, and alcoholic drinks in the Philippines goes on. The Republic Act 11467, signed by Duterte on 22nd January, combines House Bill 1026 and Senate Bill 1074, modifies the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 and taxes vapour products based on their […]

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

16th January 2020 - Blogs |

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, […]