Last updated: September 17, 2019

Key Terms


Term Defined

“Electronic cigarette” means electronic systems for administering nicotine, which constitute a category of products for consumption designed to release nicotine, after placing in one’s mouth the tip of a plastic or metal cylinder, and inhaling with the aim of extracting a mixture of air and vapors from the device, and releasing it into the respiratory system. Devices whose design is similar or otherwise, which have the purpose of administering nicotine to someone, are included.


The law contains a definition of “electronic cigarette” rather than "e-cigarette." For the purposes of this review, we will be using the term "e-cigarettes" when referring to electronic cigarette.