Last updated: January 9, 2023
"Electronic cigarette" means a product that can be used with an oral device, using aerosol with nicotine or any component of this product including cartridge and tank or a device without a cartridge or tank. Electronic cigarette can be single use or multiple use (the one refilled with a container and tank or a single use chargeable with a cartridge).
In addition to defining the term "electronic cigarette," the law includes e-cigarettes under the definition of “tobacco product.”
“Tobacco smoking” is inhaling the first-hand smoke or vape resulting from burning or heating tobacco.
The definition of “tobacco smoking” is significant because the intent of the definition is to cover the use of an e-cigarettes (as signaled by the word "vape"). Therefore, the provisions prohibiting smoking in specified places apply to the use of e-cigarettes.
Tobacco Accessories and/or Devices for Tobacco Usage
“Tobacco accessories and/or devices for tobacco usage” such as: a mouthpiece, a pipe, a hookah, a device for snus tobacco and a device for snuff tobacco, an electronic cigarette or a similar device, a special cigarette lighter, tobacco rolling paper, a tobacco rolling device, a tobacco cutting device, an ashtray, any kind of a cigarette case or any other item that is mainly intended for tobacco use and/or storage , as well as any illustrations of cigarettes, cigarette packs or the above mentioned items or any items depicting them.
The definition of “tobacco accessories and/or devices for tobacco usage” specifically includes an electronic cigarette or similar device.
“Tobacco product” is any product that contains tobacco or its elements (except for medications containing nicotine), and which is intended to be smoked, chewed, snused or sniffed, including:
a.a) filtered and unfiltered cigarettes;
a.b) papirosa, cigars and cigarillos;
a.c) pipe tobacco, tobacco for hookah;
a.d) rolling tobacco;
a.e) chewing, snus and snuff tobacco;
a.f) electronic cigarettes or other similar nicotine-delivering devices containing materials/cartridges/capsules;
a.g) New tobacco product - product containing tobacco but not included in any other category of tobacco products as defined under sub-paragraph "a" of this Article;
a.h) Raw tobacco products, tobacco leftovers;
a.i) Heating tobacco - tobacco product (except for electronic cigarettes or other similar material/cartridge/capsule containing nicotine) designed to be used only by heating.
The law includes e-cigarettes under the definition of “tobacco product.” Because e-cigarettes are included in the definition of “tobacco product,” the provisions of the law that apply to tobacco products will often apply to e-cigarettes as well.
Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))