LANGUAGE
Last updated: February 20th 2020

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Banned
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes.


Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Uncertain
Analysis

E-cigarettes are listed in the law under “types of smoking products not containing tobacco.” This falls under the heading “types of tobacco products.” Therefore, it is uncertain whether e-cigarettes should be considered “tobacco products” under the law. Thus, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given. If they were to be considered be considered tobacco products, their use would be prohibited in all indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport.

Advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Banned
Analysis

The Law on Advertising prohibits the advertising of goods and services that are not allowed to be manufactured or sold in Turkmenistan. Because the sale of e-cigarettes is prohibited, the law is interpreted as prohibiting their advertising and promotion as well.

Law Source, Section
Law on Advertising (as amended)
Art. 6(1)

Health claims in advertising (modified risk claims)

Not Applicable
Analysis

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

Law Source, Section
Law on Advertising (as amended)
Art. 6(1)

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Flavors

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Applicable
Analysis

The law bans the retail trade of e-cigarettes; therefore, this policy is not applicable.