Costa Rica

Policy Summary: 

Referred to as ENDS in a decree and classified as tobacco products. In accordance with the tobacco control law, they cannot be sold to minors (under 18 years). Any form of advertisement, promotion or sponsorship is prohibited outside of adult-only venues/events or direct communications. Use of nicotine-containing products in enclosed public places and on public transport is banned. Non-nicotine products are regulated by the Registry for Dangerous Products, though their marketing is not regulated.*

Product Classifications: 
Regulatory Mechanisms: 

Decree (http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tobaccocontrollaws...)

Tobacco Control Law (http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tobaccocontrollaws...)

*Personal communication with in-country experts and/or Ministry of Health representatives