TPD

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

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

Notified products: France market report

16th April 2019 - Market reports |

In our latest look at the French market we find that the French notification list now contains more than 30,000 vapour products, and consists mostly of e-liquids with more than 800 brands — the majority of which are French

Portugal regulatory report

10th April 2019 - Regulatory reports |

Our updated report outlines the rules governing e-cigarettes in Portugal, where they have been regulated since 2016 according to the European TPD, and how the regulations are applied

Switzerland regulatory report

18th February 2019 - Regulatory reports |

Our updated report looks at the tobacco law that is likely to form the basis of future regulation of e-cigarettes and HnB products in a country that is in Europe but outside the EU

United Kingdom regulatory report

28th January 2019 - Regulatory reports |

The UK is still set to leave the EU, after which the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will no longer apply but the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 will remain in force with minor amendments

Open pods now dominate: France market report

25th January 2019 - Market reports |

In our latest look at the French market, we find that since last year, the range of pods and ultra-portables has increased from 13 to 31 brands. The market is currently dominated by open pods, where ultra-portables were leading the year before

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

25th January 2019 - News analysis |

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml.

As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid containing over 17 mg of nicotine per ml, which was a de facto ban.

E-liquids now taxed: Cyprus regulatory report

8th January 2019 - Regulatory reports |

In our latest look at regulations in Cyprus, we can see that a special procedure is applicable for “reduced-risk” claims of e-cigarette products, there is currently no notification fee and a tax on e-liquids and heated tobacco has been imposed

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q4 2018

3rd January 2019 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

Czech Republic regulatory report

19th December 2018 - Regulatory reports |

This regulatory report on the Czech Republic includes updates on the regulatory landscape, product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, public usage, taxation, and enforcement

Luxembourg regulatory report

12th December 2018 - Regulatory reports |

This report on e-cig regulation in Luxembourg contains updates on age and product restrictions, labelling and packaging, obligation to notify, retail channel restrictions, future public usage, and enforcement

Lithuania regulatory report

26th November 2018 - Regulatory reports |

This report on e-cig regulation in Lithuania contains updates on age and product restrictions, obligation to notify, public usage, advertising and marketing, taxation, enforcement, and bills currently under debate

Vaping laws expanded: Germany regulatory report

30th October 2018 - Regulatory reports |

In our latest look at the regulatory landscape in Germany, we find a bill amending the German Tobacco Products Law is being considered which could prohibit all outdoor advertising, while a bill that would have extended restrictions to nicotine-free products has been dropped

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q3 2018

4th October 2018 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

THR regulations: a global perspective

24th September 2018 - News analysis |

Earlier this month ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips spoke at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, looking at Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) regulations and whether legislation was advancing or holding back THR

Things heat up as the e-cig continues to evolve

6th September 2018 - Market reports |

In a shift from the more traditional e-cigs, which heat e-liquid to produce a vapour which is then inhaled, heated tobacco devices apply controlled heat to tobacco. Here ECigIntelligence looks at the latest innovation in closer detail

Second highest notification fees in Europe: Denmark regulatory report

3rd September 2018 - Regulatory reports |

In our latest look at Denmark, we find that the country has the second highest notification fee in the EU, which amounts to about €4950 ($5771). The Danish Health Authority dismisses scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation tool and even claims that e-cigarettes help to maintain the nicotine addiction and smoking habit.

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q2 2018

10th July 2018 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

A picture of e-cig pricing in the UK

16th May 2018 - Market reports |

ECigIntelligence looks at the pricing and products range in e-liquids and hardware categories across the top five e-cigarette retailer websites in the UK and finds a shift towards advanced hardware products

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q1 2018

1st May 2018 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

12th March 2018 - Regulatory reports |

Ukraine’s current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it’s only a matter of time before the European Union Association Agreement leads to tighter regulations

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q4 2017

31st January 2018 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

The rise and rise of shake and vape

10th January 2018 - News analysis |

The popularity of shake and vape – adding nicotine shots to nicotine-free e-liquids – is increasing throughout Europe, as detailed in an ECigIntelligence report into the market in Germany

Shake and vape products represent almost third of Italian online market

5th January 2018 - Market reports |

In our latest look at the Italian market, we find that ready-to-use e-liquids, especially 10ml bottles, are the most common bottle sizes stocked on the top five websites, while 28% of the e-liquid products found at the top five online retailers are shake and vape products. Recently, Italy banned online nicotine sales and websites appear to have generally complied with the law

Swiss market dominated by open advanced systems

5th December 2017 - Market reports |

The Swiss market is dominated by open advanced systems mostly purchased offline. Due to the country’s nicotine ban Switzerland seems an ideal market for shake and vape e-liquids. Foreign shake and vape e-liquids, mostly imported from the U.S., are at the forefront, but several domestic e-liquid brands also produce large format nicotine-free e-liquids.

E-liquid market fragmented in Poland

29th November 2017 - Market reports |

In our latest look at Poland, we find that fewer than 10% of respondents have been running their business for less than a year, which indicates fewer entrants into the sector following implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The Polish e-liquid market is highly fragmented, with the top 12 brands accounting for only 55% of total quoted best-selling brand mentions. The leading brand is Pinky Vape, while the hardware device sector is more consolidated.

Popularity of shake and vape on the rise in Germany

29th November 2017 - Market reports |

As shake and vape grows in popularity, ECigIntelligence takes a look at the German market in detail and finds that experienced vapers in Germany mostly use their own-mixed e-liquids, which can help in avoiding TPD restrictions for e-liquid-containing nicotine. This trend seems to have grown in Germany since May 2017, and almost half of the e-liquid brands sold in Germany are ready to mix.

Italy consumer survey: low-nicotine e-liquids prove most popular

22nd November 2017 - Market reports |

Our consumer survey took place from September to October 2017. Most respondents were ex-smokers, with around a third vaping for more than two years. The majority of our respondents where male and aged between 25 and 44.
We found that advanced devices dominate, and more than 60% of respondents are mixing their own e-liquid. E-liquids containing low nicotine content are reportedly the most popular.

Nicotine products on the horizon as Norway eases in TPD rules

30th September 2017 - Market reports |

The EU’s Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) has not yet been fully adopted in Norway. It is anticipated that the sale and manufacture of nicotine containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids will be allowed in the first half of 2018. They are currently banned except for personal import. Online remains the main distribution channel, with foreign online companies having a significant presence.

Finland: market grows despite strict regulation

22nd September 2017 - Market reports |

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was transposed in Finland the form of the Tobacco Act, which made Finland one of the EU’s most strictly regulated countries. Market growth of 40% throughout 2016–2017 was mainly determined by increased numbers of vapers (+16%), growth of the share of daily users (30% in 2017 compared with 14% in 2016), plus an overall price increase in most e-cigarette categories.

Physical stores remain focus of vape chains in France

20th September 2017 - Market reports |

in our latest look at the French market, we see that all the studied vape store chains are at least partially using a franchise business model. Our franchising conditions’ analysis revealed the Jwell chain has the most attractive franchise conditions, while Clopinette had the strictest. All the vape stores have an online retail presence; however, their focus is on their physical stores.

Portugal market adapting to new regulations and lower tax

30th August 2017 - Market reports |

After the fall of the market size due the e-liquid tax, it seems both companies and vapers have now adapted to the new regulation. As the market starts to grow again, we find advance modular systems have a high prevalence. With distance sales forbidden, Portugal stores have adapted the same strategy as companies in Belgium and Austria: the catalogue is online but there is no delivery.

Shake and vape: the legal implications in the EU

24th August 2017 - Regulatory reports |

The sale of ingredients for shake and vape – enabling users to mix their own nicotine and non-nicotine e-liquids – is a legal grey area for sellers in many European countries, as it can be a way to get round TPD quantity restrictions on nicotine-containing liquids. In this report, ECigIntelligence looks into the matter in detail.

Bulgaria: scope for further development

18th August 2017 - Market reports |

The Bulgarian e-cig market is currently worth BGN78m ($47m in 2017), with 200,000 vapers. Almost one in 20 Bulgarians regularly uses e-cigarettes – nearly half because they can vape in places where smoking is banned. The online channel is undeveloped and most sales are offline. However, we believe there is scope for the market to develop further.

E-cig market grows in Czech Republic, fuelled by tobacco regs

9th August 2017 - Market reports |

In this August 2017 look at the Czech Republic, we find that the relatively mild regulation of e-cigarettes is apparently fuelling further growth in the sector. The Czech e-cigarette market is also geared more towards open systems, with closed systems being mainly available offline. About half of all e-cigarette sales go through online channel.

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q2 2017

25th July 2017 - Pricing snapshots |

ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.

Industry expecting growth of undeveloped Serbia market

25th July 2017 - 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 |

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.

Revenue driven by physical stores in Greece

10th July 2017 - Market reports |

This ECigIntelligence survey took place between April and June 2017. We found there are around 500 specialised vape stores at this moment in Greece, averaging a monthly revenue of around €10,000, of which 70% was reported to come from physical stores. Sales of e-liquid generated around 60% of revenue.

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

14th June 2017 - 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.

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q1 2017

16th May 2017 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Spectral-Design/Adobe Stock

Hardware notification in Denmark: questions answered

12th May 2017 - Regulatory reports |

From 7th June 2017, all e-cig products launched in Denmark must meet the new requirements for notification and ones that don’t must be removed from the market. As the transitional period is approaching, questions concerning hardware notification are being raised by many of our subscribers. This guide aims to clarify any particularities you may face in the process of hardware notification.

Estonia: online ban, taxes on the way

18th April 2017 - Regulatory reports |

While The Tobacco Act classes e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products, Estonia’s government is considering a draft amendment to that bill that could see domestic online sales may be banned in 2019. Currently, e-liquid is not taxed, but that is likely to change in 2018, when e-liquids could be taxed at the rate of €0.2 per millilitre.

UK e-liquid market dominated by American brands

12th April 2017 - Market reports |

Our in-depth analysis of the UK e-liquid market shows that the top UK online retailers sell a variety of e-liquid brands, but they come predominantly from US manufacturers. The TPD has affected pricing, but premium as a description of an e-liquid does not imply higher prices.

Belgium: online sales ban benefits French firms

11th April 2017 - Market reports |

In our latest report on Belgium, we find that the market is only growing slowly due to online restrictions following the implementation of the TPD. Online sales are banned, meaning sites can only offer in-store collection, and having to print packaging in three languages has proved a barrier to some manufacturers. Meanwhile, French companies – the source of much of the e-liquid – have a strong presence in the south of the country.

Hungary: strict new regime comes down hard

22nd March 2017 - Market reports |

ECigIntelligence looks at state of the e-cigarette market in Hungary following transposition of the European TPd and the imposition of the strictest regulatory regime in Europe, with online sales banned and bricks-and-mortar sales restricted to nationally registered tobacconists.

Denmark: TPD changes set to boost sales

22nd March 2017 - Market reports |

In 2016 the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force, and the compulsory pharmaceutical licensing of nicotine containing e-cigs and e-liquids ended. This means vape stores and other bricks-and-mortar retailers are now allowed to stock nicotine-containing products, which might increase the proportion of sales coming through this channel. In this March 2017 report on Denmark we look at the offline channel to see if it is has developed as it’s online counterpart has in terms of products on offer and prices.

TPD is being transposed as UK plans to leave the EU

15th March 2017 - Regulatory reports |

In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification of the six month standstill period for launching new products, while Tank size limits for new products is 2ml and applies to all tanks, regardless of whether they contain nicotine when sold.

Hungary opens for vaping trade, but with stiff restrictions

10th March 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Hungary has finally opened its market for sale of nicotine e-cigarettes by adopting changes to its national tobacco laws and aligning them with TPD standards. Nevertheless, Hungarian regulation remains among the most severe in Europe. Enforcement of the ban on cross-border and online sales is very efficient, making it almost impossible to buy vaping products online in Hungary. Hungary is also one of the few EU states to have banned flavours.

Austria market offline and fragmented but still developing

9th February 2017 - Market reports |

In this ECigIntelligence report into the Austrian market, we find that an estimated 1.41% of the population are vapers. It is a highly fragmented industry, both in product preferences and distribution, and distribution is based on physical sales through vape stores and open system products.

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

1st February 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Portugal’s 2016 Tobacco Law fully transposed the TPD. A further bill is expected later this year which seeks to ban vaping within five metres of windows or an entrance to health institutions and pharmacies, places primarily intended for people under 18 and educational institutions, irrespective of the students’ age.

Germany: post-TPD regulation

13th January 2017 - 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.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8th December 2016 - News analysis |

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.

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

24th November 2016 - News analysis |

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 […]

Greece enjoys return to growth ahead of TPD deadline

23rd November 2016 - Market reports |

In this ECigIntelligence report, we find that two years on from the first period of strong growth, 2016 seems to have been a good year for the Greek e-cigarette market as it has experienced its second “boom”. Although the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has been implemented, local producers remain positive – presenting the Greek market as a market with huge potential.

Online e-cig pricing: Belgium Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Belgium’s e-cigarette market brings subscribers data on Belgium’s e-cig retail Websites, with key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: anmalkov/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Canada Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Canada’s e-cigarette market is full of data on Canada’s e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: BitsandSplits/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Czech Republic Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Czech Republic’s e-cigarette market is full of data on the country’s e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: noppasinw/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Denmark Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Denmark’s e-cigarette market is filled with data on Danish e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: avmedved/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: France Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for France’s e-cigarette market is filled with data on the country’s e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: samott/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Germany Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Germany’s e-cigarette market is filled with data on the country’s e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: sborisov/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Greece Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Greece’s e-cigarette market is filled with data on Greek e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Paul Panasevich/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Ireland Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Ireland’s e-cigarette market is filled with data on Irish e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types; this includes closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Kerstin Meier/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Austria Q3 2016

20th November 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig retail Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Spectral-Design/Adobe Stock

Boom year in Italy as vaping population triples

7th November 2016 - News analysis |

Italy’s vaping population has more than tripled in the past year, bringing the number of e-cigarette users back to the levels of 2013, before the 2014 crash – and the rise is set to continue, with greater market visibility and an increase in the number of vape stores.

Italy: light-touch TPD transposition with minimal restrictions

21st October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Italy has adopted a light touch approach to implementing the European TPD regulations, with only minimum restrictions on the e-cigarette industry. There is only a limited ban on advertising, and no restriction on public use of e-cigs. Cross-border sales are prohibited, but domestic distance sales are allowed. Our report provides a full examination of all aspects of post-TPD e-cigarette regulation in Italy.

Netherlands: TPD followed closely, but some issues remain unresolved

20th October 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Regulation of vape products in the Netherlands follows closely the provisions of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But although the vaping industry is highly regulated, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as what laboratories will be accredited for product testing. This complete regulatory report examines in detail every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in the Netherlands.

Poland regulatory report: e-cigs regulated as tobacco

30th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Recent legislation transposes the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive into Polish law and regulates e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco.

This means advertising and vaping are banned in public places are banned, in line with the restrictions on combustible tobacco products.

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be passed by the end of 2016, or early 2017. The delay in transposition led the European Commission (EC) to take an infringement decision against Croatia.

European retailers face complex rules on in-store marketing

20th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence has taken an in-depth look at the current situation for e-cigarette point of sale advertising in six of the biggest e-cig markets in Europe, offering guidance on what can and can’t be done in-store. It is important to take into account that regulation is still developing in many countries, and enforcement and interpretation by authorities is still to be seen.

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

5th September 2016 - Regulatory reports |

One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

The most stringent provision has been an almost complete ban on any type of advertising and sponsorship, which equalises the e-cig regime with that of tobacco.

The EU’s TPD: latest news, reports and trackers

31st August 2016 - News analysis |

This page provides an updated repository for all major ECigIntelligence articles, reports and database trackers concerning the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) going back to 4th July 2016. Older articles dating to the start of the year can be found on this summary page. Information preceding that can be located through the search facility or our archive of […]

Exclusive Platinum subscriber download: the TPD era guide

18th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

ECigIntelligence recently published a new guide to Europe’s post-Tobacco Products Directive era, a 152-page book packed with information every e-cig business needs to conduct business in the world’s largest economic area. ECigIntelligence Platinum subscribers can download a complimentary copy of The TPD era: e-cigarette regulation in Europe – 2016 and beyond. Non-Platinum subscribers can download a […]

TPD compliance: what to test and how to test it

17th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) demands that manufacturers supply information on the ingredients and components of e-cig products, as well as testing ingredients and carrying out toxicological assessments – but it is vague on the detail of what to test and how. More clarity has been forthcoming from the European Commission (EC), however, with guidance on its expectations for testing.

Irish regulatory report: TPD law includes unusual packaging rule

12th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Ireland or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Ireland’s transposition of the TPD has been quite straightforward, with no tax on e-cigs, and advertising restricted as per the TPD. There is one unique restriction in Ireland’s law, however. […]

Russia: regulations expected by 2017

5th August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Russia or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   • E-cigarette products are mainly unregulated in Russia, aside from general consumer and safety regulation. • Several initiatives to regulate policy are currently being discussed at the State Duma. […]

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

3rd August 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic states; these adjacent countries are located in north-eastern Europe at the easternmost edge of the European Union […]

Online e-cig pricing: Ireland

26th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Ireland’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is filled with data on Irish e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types; this includes closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Kerstin Meier/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Greece, Q2 2016

24th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Greece’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is filled with data on Greek e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Paul Panasevich/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Germany, Q2 2016

24th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Germany’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is filled with data on the country’s e-cig retail Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: sborisov/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: France, Q2 2016

24th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for France’s e-cigarette market, which was compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is filled with data on the country’s e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: samott/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Denmark, Q2 2016

24th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Denmark’s e-cigarette market, which was compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is filled with data on Danish e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: avmedved/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Czech Republic

23rd July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Czech Republic’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is full of data on the country’s e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: noppasinw/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Canada, Q2 2016

23rd July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Canada’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, is full of data on Canada’s e-cig Websites, with key information for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: BitsandSplits/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Belgium, Q2 2016

23rd July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Belgium’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, brings subscribers data on Belgium’s e-cig Websites, with key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: anmalkov/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Austria

20th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Austria’s e-cigarette market, compiled in the second quarter of 2016, brings subscribers data on Austria’s e-cig Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: Spectral-Design/Adobe Stock

Online e-cig pricing: Portugal, Q2 2016

20th July 2016 - Pricing snapshots |

  ECigIntelligence’s online pricing guide for Portugal’s e-cigarette market, compiled in May 2016, brings subscribers data on the global and local Alexa ranking of Portuguese e-cig Websites, plus key data for different product types including closed system kits, pre-filled clearomisers and cartomisers, open system kits and much more.   Photo: SeanPavonePhoto/Adobe Stock

Video presentation: disharmony and the EU TPD

30th June 2016 - News analysis |

At June’s Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page took a look at some of the inconsistencies that are emerging in European regulation of e-cigarettes despite the standardisation imposed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Here is his presentation.

Sweden can expect post-TPD e-cig growth

17th June 2016 - Market reports |

In this report we look at Sweden, an expanding market where further growth is expected into 2017, helped by the easing of certain aspects of regulation in the country due to implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive.

Norway sees steady e-cig growth despite competition

17th June 2016 - Market reports |

In this in-depth report we look at Norway, where use of e-cigs seems to have a strong health slant. Snus is highly prevalent in the country and is clearly entrenched competition to e-cigs, potentially meaning the cap on incidence could be lower than that seen in other European countries.

Denmark vaper population stalls; light growth expected

15th June 2016 - Market reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Denmark or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   For 2016 we estimate the Danish market to be roughly US $26 million, a slight decrease from our estimate in 2014, explained mostly by decreased average prices across product […]

Sweden prepares for consumer regulation after court decision

6th June 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Draft legislation to transpose Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive into Swedish national legislation will be in force by October 2016. The Swedish government is taking quite a lenient approach by allowing distance sales and omitting public place vaping provisions from their planned legislation.

Germany’s post-TPD journey begins; further rules on the way

1st June 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Germany or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   On 20th May, the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force in Germany, regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products. A draft proposal extending the advertising ban and […]

TPD does a good job on nicotine safety, says European Commission

20th May 2016 - News analysis |

The EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and national legislation are broadly sufficient to protect the public from nicotine poisoning, an official European study has concluded. But it does recommend further consumer education on the risks of ingestion, as well as tight control of industrial nicotine.

Right on deadline, Ireland transposes the TPD

20th May 2016 - News analysis |

The Republic of Ireland has succeeded in transposing the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the eleventh hour, with recently-appointed health minister Simon Harris signing the necessary regulations to come into force today.

Major changes to Europe’s e-cig sales channels imminent

13th May 2016 - Market reports |

From May 2016, e-cig sales channels will be reduced in some European countries when the Tobacco Products Directive comes into force. This report looks at the details, including restrictions on distance sales, the imposition of age verification checks, licensing and registration of retailers, and limitations on retail outlets.

UK fragmented on regulation as TPD fast approaches

10th May 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page.         Introduction   As ECigIntelligence predicted, the British government has transposed the TPD with minimal additional restrictions. Distance sales will be permitted and registration will only be demanded for retailers who […]

Slovenia’s tough post-TPD regime: no advertising, no online sales

28th April 2016 - 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 Slovenia. However, a strict regime will apply from May onwards, when nearly all forms of advertising will be forbidden and online sales banned […]

Spain: slow recovery for retail as TPD implementation nears

20th April 2016 - Market reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Spain or the advanced search page.         Executive summary Little seems to have changed in the Spanish market since our report in April 2015. The Spanish e-cigarette market is still slowly recovering from the crash experienced throughout 2014. We […]

Belgium: e-cigs become consumer products, but tough rules likely

15th April 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Belgium or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Nicotine-containing products will become legal for the first time in Belgium, in contrast with the previous situation where a medical regime required a licence. Distance sales will not be allowed. […]

Denmark: draft TPD law will end licensing requirement

17th March 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Denmark or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can’t be sold or advertised without a medical licence in Denmark. Selling nicotine-containing e-cigs and e-liquids as consumer products without a pharmaceutical licence will be legal after […]

Smaller Mediterranean nations lagging in TPD implementation

4th March 2016 - News analysis |

There is still significant confusion over the implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Despite the heavy impact it will have on the e-cigarette sector, a number of countries have still made little to no progress. See where everyone is with ECigIntelligence’s new implementation tracker.

Article 20 of the EU TPD: what e-cig companies must do

19th February 2016 - News analysis |

The European Union’s looming Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) includes an obligation for companies to notify authorities with detailed information on e-cig products – for example emissions, toxicology, and product components. ECigIntelligence outlined some of this in a recent report but here we explain further what you really need to know about the TPD’s Article 20. […]

Finland regulatory report: pharma regime ending, new rules arriving

9th February 2016 - Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Finland or the advanced search page.         Introduction   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, currently illegal in Finland unless a medical licence has been obtained, will become legal from May 2016 and be treated as tobacco-related products. Despite this liberalisation, however, prohibitions […]

Updated: Germany’s draft TPD plans and beyond

19th January 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans and beyond

14th October 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • National regulatory framework post-TPD • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Ingredients • Labelling and packaging • Product notification • Annual reporting • Vigilance • Retailing • Public usage • North Rhine-Westphalia • Bavaria • Baden-Württemberg • Lower Saxony • Hesse • Public usage: an inconsistent future? • Advertising and marketing • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law: e-cigarettes as medical products • Case law: e-cigarettes as tobacco products • Case law: tobacco advertising restrictions • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how German e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change

E-cigarette regulation in Poland: the road ahead

2nd September 2015 - Regulatory reports |

Executive summary • Introduction • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Product and packaging restrictions • Retail channels • Notification procedure • Public place usage • Advertising restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw

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

30th July 2015 - 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 - News analysis |

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).

In depth: France e-cigarette market update, July 2015

24th July 2015 - Market reports |

There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for France or the advanced search page.   Executive summary   We believe the French market in 2015 to be worth €570m ($625m). There is expected to be only limited growth for the rest of the year, perhaps pointing to the French market topping […]

In depth: Dutch market and regulatory update, Feb. 2015

6th March 2015 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

  There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the Netherlands or the advanced search page.   CONTENTS   Executive summary   Market analysis Market size Consumption patterns Pricing and spend Sales, distribution and marketing Brands Manufacturing   Regulatory analysis Introduction Dutch regulatory powers Previous Dutch e-cig regulation New regulation in […]

In depth: legal challenges to the EU Tobacco Products Directive

27th August 2014 - Regulatory reports |

The law governing adoption of the TPD • Significant new rules for tobacco and e-cigs • Challenges before transposition • Pre-transposition challenges by member states • Poland’s TPD challenge • Pre-transposition challenges before the UK high court • PMI’s TPD challenge • Totally Wicked’s TPD challenge • Possible post-transposition challenges • Possible impacts on article 20 and e-cig regulation • Potential challenges by other e-cig stakeholders

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 - News analysis |

The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

23rd April 2014 - News analysis |

The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)

Could EU directive be a model
for U.S. treatment of e-cigs?

16th April 2014 - News analysis |

The European Parliament’s new rules on e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) have grabbed the attention of key members of the U.S. Senate, generating mixed reactions on whether it should influence the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the products.