Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes

This site provides a description of country-level laws that regulate e-cigarettes or other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Staff at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control use Tobacco Watcher and other sources to identify countries that have adopted new policies, amended or appealed existing policies that regulate e-cigarette products.

The information on this site has been verified by in-country experts and/or representatives of the Ministry of Health or other regulatory body in the respective countries.

If this site is missing a new policy please send us a note.


There are 79 countries that have national/federal laws regulating e-cigarettes including laws related to the sale (including minimum age), advertisement, promotion, sponsorship, packaging (child safety packaging, health warning labeling and trademark), product regulation (nicotine volume/concentration, safety/hygiene, ingredients/flavors), reporting/notification, taxation, use (vape-free) and classification of e-cigarettes.

Suggested Citation:
Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes: A Policy Scan. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. [June 5, 2017]

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[1] 1 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (2014). Retrieved from: pdf?ua=1