Regulatory Mechanisms

Eighteen countries have a new law/decree/resolution/circular/notification. (Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United States)

Twenty-two countries use existing legislation (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland and Viet Nam) and 12 countries use existing bans on imitation products. (Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Honduras, Lithuania, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Seychelles, Singapore and Thailand)

Twelve countries made amendments to existing legislation. (Costa Rica, Fiji, Greece, Italy, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Suriname, Togo, Ukraine and Uruguay)

Six countries used a combination of new and existing regulation. (Bahrain, Ecuador, Japan, Netherlands, Thailand and United Kingdom)

Four countries use a combination of amended tobacco control legislation and existing legislation to regulate e-cigarettes. (France, Jamaica, Latvia and Turkey)