Last updated: July 29, 2022
“Electronic cigarette” means Electronic nicotine dispensing systems (ENDS), constituting a category of products for consumption designed to release nicotine, after introducing the tip of a plastic or metal cylinder into the mouth, in a manner similar to a cigarette or a cigar, and inhaling with the aim of extracting a mixture of air and vapors from the device and releasing them into the respiratory system. Contains electronic vaporization systems, a power source and a charger, electronic controls and replaceable or rechargeable cartridges that contain nicotine. Included are devices, similar or otherwise, whose purpose is to supply nicotine to a person.
For the purpose of this review, we will be using the term “e-cigarette” when referring to “electronic cigarette.”
“Tobacco derivatives” means products made totally or partly from tobacco leaf as a raw material, as well as its waste, by-products and substitutes, whose purpose is to be smoked, sucked, chewed, sniffed or inhaled. They contain nicotine as a highly addictive psychoactive ingredient.
E-cigarettes fall into the category of “tobacco derivatives” for the purposes of Decree No. 37185.
Tobacco products and derivatives
“Tobacco products and derivatives” means products prepared totally or in part using tobacco leaf as a raw material, and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or used as snuff, including electronic cigarettes.
E-cigarettes fall into the category of “tobacco derivatives” for the purposes of Decree No. 37778.