Costa Rica

Policy Summary: 

Referred to as ENDS in a decree and classified as tobacco products.

Importers and/or manufacturers must submit annually a sworn statement to the Ministry of Health stating requested information on emissions and ingredients.

In accordance with the tobacco control law, they cannot be sold to minors (under 18 years). Sale via vending machines or via telephonic, digital, electronic, internet, postal or other media through which the identification of an adult cannot be verified in a clear and timely manner, are prohibited.

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.*


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

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