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Portugal halves e-liquid tax rate blamed for vape store closures

13th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Portugal looks set to cut the tax on nicotine e-liquids by 50%, from €0.60/ml ($0.70) to €0.30/ml ($0.35) in its budget for 2017.
The country currently has the highest rate of tax on e-juices of all the European member states, something that has been blamed for the drastic drop in the number of vape stores in the country.

Germany: post-TPD regulation

13th January 2017 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The future of e-cigarette regulation in Germany is becoming clearer since the transposition of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), but the country’s separate states still have some autonomy is setting the rules.

ECigIntelligence online tutorial makes sense of UK advertising law

12th January 2017 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
Regulatory briefing

ECigIntelligence has launched a series of professional e-learning courses about key developments in the e-cigarette sector. The first online tutorial tells you all you need to know about e-cigarette advertising in the UK following the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

Malta lays down the law: no vaping in cars carrying under-16s

5th January 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Malta
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The smallest country in the European Union has taken a lead in attempting to clear up a common ambiguity in e-cigarette regulation by making it specific that a law against smoking in cars when a child is present applies equally to vaping.

Database archive: European and Asian e-cig stakeholders

1st January 2017 - Tracker and database archives |

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Belgium
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Croatia
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Europe
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Tracker and database archives

Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

Archive: product restrictions combined tracker, Jan 2017

1st January 2017 - Tracker and database archives |

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Tracker and database archives

Our new product restrictions combined tracker puts together five key ECigIntelligence EU Tobacco Products Directive trackers for your convenience. The transitional period tracker, banned ingredients tracker, health warnings tracker, non-nicotine classification tracker, and the food and cosmetic products in labelling tracker.

Regulatory tracker archive: global e-cig regulation, January 2017

1st January 2017 - Tracker and database archives |

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Australasia
Australia
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China
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Tracker and database archives

A new interactive map showing the changing legislative landscape for e-cigarettes around the world.

Regulatory tracker archive: e-cig regulation in Europe, January 2017

1st January 2017 - Tracker and database archives |

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Tracker and database archives

Interactive map of e-cigarette regulation in the EU and EEA now and from 2016.

2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

30th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Regulatory briefing

May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change…

iQOS advertisement - PMI

PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

22nd December 2016 - Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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Marketing & retailing

Philip Morris International has expressed optimism about the entire reduced-risk products sector as it launches a new trial of its Mesh closed-system e-cigarette in the UK city of Birmingham.

Taiwan braced for legal U-turn on nicotine vs non-nicotine

20th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical regulation.

Regulatory reformer O’Neill could be Trump’s man for the FDA

19th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

U.S. media are buzzing with speculation that Donald Trump once again could be thinking outside the box as he seeks a reform-minded nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, which recently extended its authority over e-cigarettes.

France reduces TPD notification fees and relaxes calendar 

17th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
Europe
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

France says it has reduced manufacturers’ notification costs for new vaping products. Manufacturers will now need to pay just €295, instead of the €550 that was set when the country transposed the TPD in May.

Indonesia: ban looks possible – when government makes its mind up

15th December 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is far from clear – whether they come under regulations relating to tobacco, pharmaceutical or consumer products.
What does seem clear is that e-cigs continue to be legal for now, despite some reports last year to the contrary. It is possible they may become illegal in future. Our in-depth regulatory report looks at every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in Indonesia.

FDA extends registration deadline for some firms by six months

14th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Washington D.C.
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a last-minute extension to some manufacturers of vapour products, allowing them an extra six months to register their companies and products as required by the deeming regulations.

FDA rejects snus as modified risk – but could reconsider some aspects

14th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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North America
Norway
Sweden
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Marketing and Retailing
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Regulatory briefing

Swedish Match has at last obtained some answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its attempt to have snus products classified as modified risk – and they mix outright rejections with some very mild encouragement.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8th December 2016 - Business briefing |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.

PMI bids to gain first ever FDA modified-risk approval for iQOS

6th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
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Regulatory briefing

Philip Morris International (PMI) this week submitted its iQOS technology for approval as a reduced-risk product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a strategy which if successful would provide a tremendous boost to the credibility of heat-not-burn and perhaps pave the way for PMI’s partner Altria to dominate that market in the United States.

Belgium: end of medical regulation, new consumer regime imminent

6th December 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The new Belgian law, transposing the TPD, comes into force in January 2017. It will end the classification of e-cigarettes as medical devices and impose severe restrictions, including an online sales ban as well as product, packaging, labelling and advertising restrictions.

Regulatory tracker archive: e-cig regulation in Europe, December 2016

5th December 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

Albania
Andorra
Asia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
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Europe
Finland
France
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Hungary
Ireland
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Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Middle East
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
World
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
Tracker and database archives

Interactive map of e-cigarette regulation in the EU and EEA now and from 2016.

Pyrrhic lawmaking - Art Gallery Ergsart

Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1st December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Indiana
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in the Indiana state senate, has promised to address the law during the next session at its official […]

Taiwan

Taiwan: likely to end pharma regime for nicotine-containing products

1st December 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this report, ECigIntelligence looks in detail at the situation in Taiwan, where the legal situation may possibly be set to change. It is likely that nicotine-containing products will become legal while nicotine-free liquid will be banned, leading unusual situation of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes being available as consumer products while nicotine-free products were treated as pharmaceutical products.

Archived tracker: combined TPD notifications, Dec 2016

1st December 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

Austria
Belgium
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Estonia
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Europe
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For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Washington conference will seek to untangle web of e-cig regulation

30th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Industry experts, regulators, lawyers and researchers will consider the implications of a complex picture of e-cigarette regulation when they meet at a conference in Washington next week.

UK asks EU to clarify TPD rules on maximum tank size

24th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The UK’s Department of Health has asked the European Commission to “provide its interpretation” of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) with respects to the 2ml limits on e-cigarette tanks.

Belgian Federal Parliament

New Royal Decree will overhaul regulation of e-cigs in Belgium

24th November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A newly-issued Royal Decree will regulate the market for e-cigarettes in Belgium and introduce some substantial changes from the early 2016 decree, which was suspended in March. One of the main points of this new document published in the Belgian official journal Le Moniteur is the ban on distance sales (e.g. online or by phone) of e-cig and e-liquids. The […]

Canadian government introduces long-expected e-cigarette bill

22nd November 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

Canada
North America
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Canada’s government today made its long-awaited move to end regulatory confusion with a new bill which puts vapour products in a category of their own, distinct from conventional tobacco.

Tracker archive: TPD product notifications, Nov 2016

22nd November 2016 - Tracker and database archives |

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Europe
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ECigIntelligence is proud to present its newest tool in the run-up to European Union (EU) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) implementation, the products notification tracker.