Product Classifications

Countries classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products (or imitation/derivative/substitute products), medicinal/pharmaceutical products, consumer products, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)/e-cigarettes or poisons.

Eighteen countries classify or regulate e-cigarettes as consumer products, devices, or combination products

Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Moldova, Northern Ireland, Republic of Korea, Scotland, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela and Wales). Hungary regulates e-cigarettes primarily as consumer goods.

Twenty-four countries regulate e-cigarettes that make a cessation claim and/or contain a specific threshold of nicotine as medicines/drugs/medical devices

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Venezuela and Wales

Fifty-seven countries classify or regulate e-cigarettes (in their entirety or only certain dimensions of sale, advertisement, use, etc.) as tobacco products, tobacco related products, tobacco imitation, tobacco derivatives, or tobacco surrogates

Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, BahrainBrazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, CambodiaCosta Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Scotland, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, SpainSweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, VenezuelaViet Nam and Wales

Four countries regulate nicotine as poisons or hazardous substances

Australia, Belgium and Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam classifies nicotine liquid as poisons if nicotine concentration is above 7.5 percent