Last updated: August 8, 2022

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Banned
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The law prohibits the import, manufacture, sale, and possession for commercial purposes of e-cigarettes.

Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
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The law prohibits using or carrying an activated e-cigarette in most indoor public places, workplaces, or public transport. While Schedule 2, Part 1 provides an extensive list of types of places where the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted, the law makes several exceptions in Schedule 2, Part 2. These include hotel rooms, designated areas in airports and correctional/detention facilities, and tasting rooms in cigar shops. Additionally, there is a limited exemption under the Road Traffic Regulations permitting use of e-cigarettes in taxis and buses when privately hired.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Some Restrictions
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Advertising of smoking products, which is defined to include e-cigarettes (alternative smoking products), is broadly banned under the law. The law provides a list of promotional practices that are prohibited, which allows for other promotional practices or leaves uncertain whether those other promotional practices are allowed.

Point of sale product display

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Flavors

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Specified ingredients/additives

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Device requirements

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Applicable
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The law prohibits the sale, manufacture, and importation of e-cigarettes. Therefore, this policy is not applicable.