Last updated: February 26th 2020

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products. This is interpreted as prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes.

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Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, on sidewalks near business premises and within a six-meter radius of smoke free buildings. However, hotel guest rooms are not required to be smoke free. Smoking is also prohibited on all means of public transport except on trains and watercraft. Outdoor areas of "government premises" and "office premises" are also smoke free. Because use is not prohibited in all these places, the regulatory status code “Some Restrictions” is given.

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Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Allowed
Analysis

There is no law addressing e-cigarette advertising and promotion; therefore, advertising, and promotion of e-cigarettes are allowed.

Point of sale product display

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Health claims in advertising (modified risk claims)

Allowed
Analysis

There is no law addressing health claims in e-cigarette advertising; therefore, health claims in e-cigarette advertising are allowed.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Flavors

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Specified ingredients/additives

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Health warnings on product packaging

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Device requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the import, sale, and offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble tobacco products or which is sold in a package designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

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