LANGUAGE
Last updated: October 8th 2019

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Retail sale of e-cigarette

Banned
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The retail sale of e-cigarettes is prohibited under this law. However, two court decisions permitted two retailers to sell e-cigarettes. Aside from these two retailers, the ban is still in effect.


Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Allowed
Analysis

There is no law addressing the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport; therefore, the use of e-cigarettes is allowed. The use could be restricted in smoke-free environments regulations at sub-national level.

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Banned
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Analysis

The law prohibits the display and promotion of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The advertisement of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law.

Health claims in advertising (modified risk claims)

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the display and promotion of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The advertisement of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law; therefore, there can be no health claims in advertising.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco; therefore, this policy is not applicable. However, two court decisions permitted two retailers to sell e-cigarettes. Aside from these two retailers, the ban is still in effect.

Flavors

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The sale of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The sale of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The sale of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits the trade, sale, and distribution of any object that resembles tobacco but is not tobacco. The sale of e-cigarettes is not permitted under this law; therefore, this policy is not applicable.