Last updated: August 10th 2022

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Allowed
Analysis

The retail sale of e-cigarettes is allowed subject to restrictions under the law.


Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

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. Therefore, the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in healthcare facilities, educational facilities, cultural centers, taxis, and airplanes. For all other indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and public transport, e-cigarettes can be used only in designated areas whose requirements are set out in Decision No. 127/2018.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Banned
Analysis

Law No. 887 defines “tobacco products” to include e-cigarettes and equates e-cigarettes with tobacco products. Therefore, the restrictions on tobacco product advertising and promotion contained in the law also apply to e-cigarettes. In addition, the Law on Advertising specifically applies to e-cigarettes. Taken together, these laws generally ban direct and indirect advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes.

Sponsorship

Banned
Analysis

Law No. 887 defines “tobacco products” to include e-cigarettes and equates e-cigarettes with tobacco products. Therefore, the restrictions on tobacco product sponsorship contained in the law also apply to e-cigarettes. In addition, the Law on Advertising specifically applies to e-cigarettes. Taken together, these laws generally ban sponsorship of e-cigarettes.

Point of sale product display

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address point of sale product display for e-cigarettes; therefore, point of sale product display for e-cigarettes is permitted.

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 e-cigarette sales.

Flavors

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address flavors in e-cigarettes; therefore, the use of flavors in e-cigarettes is allowed.

Specified ingredients/additives

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes; therefore, there are no restrictions on the use of ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require health warnings on e-cigarette product packaging.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not address e-cigarette product packaging and labeling requirements.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not address nicotine concentration levels in e-cigarettes; therefore, there is no prescribed maximum nicotine concentration.

Device requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not address device requirements for e-cigarettes.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not impose disclosure and/or notification requirements on e-cigarette manufacturers/importers.