Policy Summary: 

Law no. 5538/2015 classifies e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The regulation restricts use of e-cigarettes in certain public places. Decree no. 4694 stipulates a 16% tax on e-cigarettes. However, in practice most e-cigarettes are not registered as tobacco products—the devices are brought in as “electronic products” and the e-liquid as “essences.” As such, the regulations listed above do not apply.*


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

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