Regulation and Legislation

Light-touch regulation aids HnB over e-cigs in Japan

7th August 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.

From Russian elevators to US taxes, a change is gonna come

3rd August 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

California
Czech Republic
Estonia
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Kansas
North America
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

2017 has already been a significant year in the short history of e-cigarettes – and there is more to come in the remaining five months of a the year

FDA extends PMTA deadline by nearly four years

28th July 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken a major step toward easing the demands of the deeming regulations, giving e-cig manufacturers nearly an extra four years to submit their PMTAs.

Industry expecting growth of undeveloped Serbia market

25th July 2017 - Market reports |

Europe
Serbia
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

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.

Sweden’s new e-cig law transposes TPD

21st July 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.

No relief from deeming regs as US Senate approves key spending bill

21st July 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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

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.

China: the shape of possible e-cig regulation to come

13th July 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.

Euro survey finds one in 10 who want to quit smoking turn to e-cigs

15th June 2017 - Business briefing |

Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Ireland
Lithuania
Romania
Sweden
United Kingdom
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

One in ten Europeans who have tried to give up smoking have used e-cigarettes or similar devices to help them, according to a wide-ranging public opinion survey for the European Commission.

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

14th June 2017 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Ireland
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.

Poland: a stringent approach to vapour products

8th June 2017 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Poland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

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.