Last updated: August 10, 2022
The law does not include a standalone definition of "e-cigarette." Instead, the law defines "tobacco products" to include e-cigarettes.
“Tobacco products” mean products made of tobacco leaf and its components, containing nicotine, active alkohydrate, carcinogenic substances and nicotine-addiction developing products (cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, rod tobacco etc.). All kinds of hookahs and electronic cigarettes are also equated with tobacco products within the scope of this law.
The law defines “tobacco products” to include e-cigarettes and specifically states that e-cigarettes are to be equated with tobacco products under the law.
“Tobacco smoking” means the use of tobacco smoke by inclusion of tobacco smoke into the human body by the respiratory tract, resulting nicotine addiction in smoker and causing harm to its health and health of people around him and environmental pollution.
Because the law defines “tobacco products” to include e-cigarettes and equates e-cigarettes with tobacco products, the definition of “tobacco smoking” is interpreted to include e-cigarette use.