In our latest look at Japan, we find the country is a favoured market for heated tobacco products because regulation is much lighter on tobacco than it is on nicotine-containing e-cigs. In a country where 20% of the population smoke, heated tobacco products are regulated in a similar way to tobacco in most policy areas.
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), appeared on Friday to go further than any federal official – or most politicians – previously had in supporting alternative nicotine products for harm reduction.
In this July 2017 report we find that the Serbian e-cigarette market is rather undeveloped, but along with the local industry we expect growth. Electronic cigarettes are only partially regulated, with an advertisement ban and excise duty on e-liquids both with and without nicotine. However, EU accession may bring about new regulation.
E-cigarettes are regulated in Sweden by the Act on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (2017/425), which came into force on 1st July 2017. It transposed the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Swedish legislation. Non-nicotine products are currently not regulated.
The industry’s hopes that a US federal spending bill would reduce the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) deeming regulations were disappointed this week when a Senate committee approved a version that makes no reference to tobacco products.
Passed unanimously by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the measure remained silent not only on e-cigarettes but on tobacco products in general.
Iowa’s attorney general, Tom Miller, has written to FDA chief Scott Gottlieb urging him to ease the regulatory burden on the e-cig industry – in direct opposition to some of his Democratic Party colleagues
Legislation giving the e-cigarette industry crucial relief from what it considers onerous provisions in the FDA’s deeming regulation survived a Democratic bid to kill it and now is ready for a floor vote in the US House of Representatives
With no specific regulation in place, e-cigarettes in China only come under general consumer product rules – but that could change. Our special report investigates current Chinese law and where it might be going.
A proposal by Poland’s Ministry of Finance to introduce a PLN0.7 (€0.17) per ml excise tax on e-liquids faces fierce opposition from critics who say it would destroy the legal e-cig market in the country
Spain was among the last European Union member states to transpose the TPD into national law, adopting it through royal decree only in June 2017 – and there are almost certainly further restrictions on e-cigarettes to come
A two-year effort to provide relief to the e-cigarette industry from the FDA deeming regulation has received a familiar boost with the passing of a major appropriations bill by a US House subcommittee.
The interpretation of the European TPD by the Irish Department of Health has resulted in a slightly more restrictive stance towards e-cigarettes in the Republic of Ireland than in the neighbouring UK, but there is no nationwide ban on public vaping and nicotine-free liquids are unaffected by the regulations.
ECigIntelligence brings you updated detail on the state of Polish regulation of e-cigarette products following transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive into national law, and reports on how the rules are being enforced in practice.
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