Regulation and Legislation

Uganda bans e-cigarettes in tough new tobacco law

18th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The east African nation of Uganda appears to have become one of the small handful that ban e-cigarettes altogether, rolling a blanket prohibition into a stiff new tobacco control act.

E-cigarette regulation and outlook for Bulgaria, August 2015

18th August 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
EU
Europe
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The future • Graphic: how Bulgarian e-cigarette regulation will change

British health charity calls for promotion of e-cigarettes

17th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A prominent British public-health charity has thrown its weight behind vaping, saying that the public needs educating on e-cigarettes’ health benefits compared with combustibles.

Spain to transpose TPD without full public vaping ban

16th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Spain appears to have abandoned plans to impose a blanket ban on indoor vaping, omitting the measure from its draft legislation to implement the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (EU TPD) in national law.

E-cigarette makers challenge Indiana’s manufacturing rules

14th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Delaware
Florida
Indiana
Kentucky
North America
United States
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Four e-cigarette firms have filed a lawsuit challenging strict manufacturing regulations that are proposed for e-cigarettes in the state of Indiana – and their success or failure could have repercussions across the U.S.

E-cigarette regulatory outlook for Switzerland, August 2015

13th August 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulatory change • Timeline for the revised Federal Tobacco Products Act • Age restrictions • Packaging restrictions: current • Packaging restrictions: future • Product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Enforcement • Looking ahead

Malaysia to regulate e-cigs; gentle regime probable

5th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Malaysia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Malaysia is expected to unveil proposals for regulating e-cigarettes in the next couple months. It is thought that the country will encourage its growing e-cigarette industry, and not impose a ban like some of its southeast Asian neighbours.

Nicotine delivery: how much is too much?

5th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Middle East
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory briefing

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a model for predicting the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes, which they say could gauge the expected yield of a device before it is even built.

Leno’s Californian vaping bill comes back to life

4th August 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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

Californian senator Mark Leno’s e-cigarette bill is back, despite seeming to have died last month after a legislative committee tore out some of its most significant measures.

The costs and challenges of the BSI PAS

31st July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence breaks down the minimum cost it is likely to require for a company to meet the recommendations laid out in the British Standards Institution (BSI) publicly available specification (PAS).

In-depth: e-cigarette legislation in Cyprus, July 2015

30th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Cyprus
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Cyprus but they are subject to general consumer protection and safety regulations unless they are deemed a medicine “by presentation”.   ECigIntelligence has […]

Poland planning stiff e-cig restrictions

27th July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Poland has unexpectedly proposed some stiffer measures for e-cigarette regulation than originally imagined. New proposals are looking to bring in public use as well as advertising restrictions along with the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

E-cigarette regulation in Canada, July 2015

24th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations and industry standards • Appendix 1: provincial and territorial tobacco regulation in Canada • Appendix 2: market authorisation in Canada

Implementing the TPD: what Europe will do next

23rd July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Executive summary • Background • Implementing acts and reports • Implementing act: reporting format • Implementing act: refill mechanisms • Report: potential public-health risks • The regulation-makers • External contractors and the expert group • What lies ahead? • A European excise tax on e-cigs? • Timeline

New Jersey officials fine vapers for vaping at vape expo

23rd July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

New Jersey
North America
United States
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Organisers and visitors at a New Jersey e-cigarette expo face fines totalling $50,000 for vaping indoors, following the event management’s apparent misunderstanding of the state’s laws on e-cig use in public places.

Deeming regulations vs state law: who wins?

17th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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

Introduction • The deeming regulations: express pre-emption of state laws • Where pre-emption does not apply • Pre-emption in practice: California’s Prop 65 • How pre-emption can prevent state-level litigation • Appendix: the doctrine of pre-emption • Appendix: Tobacco Control Act provisions

Wider rollouts for iQOS; PMI, Altria to develop e-cigs

17th July 2015 - Business briefing |

Asia
Europe
Italy
Japan
North America
Switzerland
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

Philip Morris International (PMI) is deepening its commitment to alternative nicotine technologies with new rollouts for its iQOS heat-not-burn device, as well as cautious health-related claims for the product.

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Hungary, July 2015

17th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Hungary
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

The UK’s new PAS: how much will compliance cost?

16th July 2015 - Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

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15th July 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
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Europe
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World
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Regulatory briefing

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Infographic: how regulation affects vaping prevalence

13th July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

Australasia
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Europe
France
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Health
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping prevalence.

Leno bill dies in California; grandfathering change survives

10th July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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

There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations, while another committee in California effectively killed a bill that would have banned vaping in most public places and formally equated e-cigs with tobacco.

Defusing the deeming regs: Congress, courts, and the FDA

9th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Legislative solution: giving the FDA discretion • Legislative solution: changing the grandfathering date • Legislative solution: amending the Tobacco Control Act • Judicial challenge: the Tobacco Control Act’s purpose • Judicial challenge: scientific evidence • Judicial challenge: free speech • Judicial challenge: are e-cigs really tobacco products? • Judicial challenge: injunctive relief • Solutions from the FDA

E-cigarette regulation and outlook in Austria, July 2015

7th July 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Austria
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation and the tobacco monopoly • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

FDA bows to pressure on child-proofing and warning labels

30th June 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering new rules that could require manufacturers of e-liquids and other products to child-proof their packaging and affix warnings about nicotine poisoning.

In depth: e-cigarette regulation in Croatia, June 2015 and ahead

25th June 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Croatia
EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

In depth: U.S. online retailers are facing regulatory threats

18th June 2015 - Market reports |

California
New Mexico
North America
North Carolina
Texas
United States
Washington
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

State law: age verification • State taxes: “Amazon laws” • State taxes: the Marketplace Fairness Act • Federal law: PACT and mail restrictions • The future of online sales regulation

In depth: the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Chile, June 2015

18th June 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Chile
South America
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement

Senator wants U.S. to monitor imports of e-cig products

14th June 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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

A senior member of the U.S. Senate has asked the government to start tracking imports of e-cigarette products, saying that the high proportion manufactured overseas has “revenue, public health and economic impacts”.

Welsh and Scottish bills presage a patchwork of UK regulation

10th June 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Wales is likely to become the first part of the United Kingdom to prohibit vaping in workplaces and enclosed public spaces, while milder regulation has been tabled before Scotland’s parliament.

In depth: e-cigarette regulation and policy in Greece, June 2015

5th June 2015 - Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Greece
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The background to Greek regulation • National regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Post-TPD enforcement