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.
Seventy countries refer to e-cigarettes as ENDS/e-cigarettes or vaping products
Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Wales
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, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa 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, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Wales