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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Banned
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes.


Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits using a "tobacco product" in nearly all enclosed public places, workplaces, and means of public transportation. There is an exception for hotel guest rooms - up to 20% of rooms can be set aside for smokers. The law defines "tobacco product" to include "tobacco alternatives," which the law describes as any battery-operated device generally containing cartridges filled with nicotine. This definition is understood to include e-cigarettes. Therefore, the law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. Because there is not a comprehensive smoking ban, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the advertising and promotion of "tobacco products," but permits limited forms of sponsorship. The law defines "tobacco product" to include "tobacco alternatives," which the law describes as any battery-operated device generally containing cartridges filled with nicotine. This definition is understood to include e-cigarettes. Therefore, the law prohibits the advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes. However, because not all forms of sponsorship are prohibited, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

Point of sale product display

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Health claims in advertising (modified risk claims)

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law prohibits the advertising of "tobacco products." The law defines "tobacco product" to include "tobacco alternatives," which the law describes as any battery-operated device generally containing cartridges filled with nicotine. This definition is understood to include e-cigarettes. Therefore, the law prohibits the advertising of e-cigarettes, and the regulatory status code "Not Applicable" is given.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Flavors

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Specified ingredients/additives

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the importation and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Device requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the import and sale of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.