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This site provides a description of country-level laws that regulate e-cigarettes or other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Staff at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control use Tobacco Watcher and other sources to identify countries that have adopted new policies, amended or appealed existing policies that regulate e-cigarette products.

The information on this site has been verified by in-country experts and/or representatives of the Ministry of Health or other regulatory body in the respective countries. We appreciate the efforts of in-country experts and/or representatives of the Ministry of Health or other regulatory body from the countries represented in the scan for their valuable contribution to verifying the information presented on this site. However, in many cases it is impractical for summaries to highlight every detail of the policy — please use the links to consult the original, official version.

If this site is missing a new policy please send us a note.


There are 98 countries that have national/federal laws regulating e-cigarettes including laws related to the sale (including minimum age), advertising, promotion, sponsorship, packaging (child safety packaging, health warning labeling and trademark), product regulation (nicotine volume/concentration, safety/hygiene, ingredients/flavors), reporting/notification, taxation, use (vape-free) and classification of e-cigarettes.



Suggested Citation:

Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes: A Policy Scan. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/e-cigarette_policyscan [Last Updated November 2, 2018]

For more information, please contact: igtc@jhu.edu

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[1] 1 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (2014). Retrieved from: http://apps.who.int/gb/fctc/PDF/cop6/FCTC_COP6_10-en. pdf?ua=1