Last updated: September 21, 2022

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Allowed
Analysis

The retail sale of e-cigarettes is allowed subject to restrictions including location-based sales restrictions and a minimum sales age.

Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in most indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport. However, use is permitted in designated areas in airports, residential psychiatric care facilities, and water and rail transport. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Some Restrictions” is given.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law generally bans advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes. However, unpaid depiction of e-cigarette products and use is permitted in adult programming, provided there is a health warning.

Sponsorship

Banned
Analysis

All forms of e-cigarette sponsorship are prohibited.

Point of sale product display

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law generally prohibits point of sale product display for e-cigarettes. Product display (although with no consumer access) is allowed at duty-free shops in airports.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address e-cigarette sales via the internet. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing internet sales.

Flavors

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of flavorants and flavoring substances made of:

- Bittersweet Nightshade Stems (Stipites Dulcamarae), Camphorwood (Lignum Camphorae)
- Polypody Rootstock (Rhizoma Poiypodii)
- Pennyroyal Herb (Herba Pulegii)
- Quassia Wood (Lignum Quassiae)
- Soap Bark (Cortex Quillaja)
- Tansy Herb (Herba Tanaceti)
- Rue Herb (Herba Rutae)
- Sassafras Leaves, Sassafras Wood, Sassafras Root Bark (Stipes, Folium, Cortex Sassafratis)
- Yellow Sweet Clover (Millilotus officinalis)
- Tonka Beans (Semen Toncae)
- Vanilla plant (Liatris odoratissima)
- Sweet Woodruff (Asperulaodorata).

Specified ingredients/additives

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the following additives in nicotine liquid:

- vitamins and other additives that create the impression of a health benefit or reduced risk
- caffeine, taurine, and other additives with stimulant properties or that are related to energy or vitality
- additives with emissions coloring properties
- additives that facilitate inhalation or absorption of nicotine
- additives with carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic properties in the unheated state.

In addition, the law prohibits the following substances:

- agaric acid (Acidumagaricinicum)
- birch tar oil (Oleum Betulaeempyreumaticum)
- bitter almond oil (Oleum Amygdalarumamarum): prussic acid-free or with its content
- oil of Sassafras (Oleum Sassafratis)
- juniper tar oil (Oleum Juniperi Empyreumaticum)
- camphor oil (Oleum Camphoratum)
- camphor
- coumarin
- carthamus
- thuja biota
- safflower
- thujone.

Health warnings on product packaging

Required
Analysis

The law requires that e-cigarette packaging display a text-only warning label covering 30% of the front side of consumer packaging. The warning must read “Contains nicotine, which is toxic and addictive” in Armenian.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Required
Analysis

The law lists information that is required to appear on e-cigarette product packaging or on an insert placed inside the package, including: product name, company name and location, volume and nicotine content of e-liquid, expiration date, product use and storage instructions, etc.

The law prohibits the use of misleading terms such as “law nicotine,” “light,” “very light,” “superlight,” “soft,” “special,” “less hazardous” or any other term that directly or indirectly contributes to forming an opinion about the safety of the product.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Required
Analysis

The maximum content of nicotine in e-liquid must no exceed 20 mg/g.

Device requirements

Required
Analysis

The law imposes a number of requirements on e-cigarette devices and refill containers, including:

- The volume of a refill container may not exceed 10 milliliters
- The volume of a unit cartridge may not exceed 2 milliliters
- Cartridges and containers must be child-proof.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not address manufacturer/importer disclosure and/or notification requirements; therefore, no manufacturer/importer disclosure and/or notification is required.

Location-based sales restrictions

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes in educational, health, sports, and cultural facilities; population social protection institutions; state and local government facilities; and airports other than in duty-free shops.

Sale of e-cigarettes via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes via vending machines.