Last updated: December 9, 2022

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Allowed
Analysis

The sale of e-cigarettes is allowed subject to several restrictions including a minimum sales age; location-based restrictions; and a ban on internet and vending machine sales.

Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in most indoor public places, workplaces and public transport. However, use is specifically permitted in designated areas of dining facilities and public transport facilities. Therefore, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The Law on Advertising prohibits most forms of advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes. However, some forms likely escape the ban, such as direct person-to-person advertising and retailer incentive programs. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Some Restrictions” is given.

Point of sale product display

Banned
Analysis

The law bans point of sale product display of e-cigarettes.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes without the direct participation of a salesperson or other electronic or mechanical devices. This is interpreted as prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes via the internet.

Flavors (other than tobacco flavor)

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not restrict e-cigarette flavors.

Specified ingredients/additives

Not Regulated
Analysis

The law does not restrict the use of ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes.

Health warnings on product packaging

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not currently require health warnings on e-cigarette product packaging.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Required
Analysis

The law lists information that is required on each product package, such as the legal minimum sales age. In addition, the law prohibits information that directly or indirectly misleads the consumer, including such words as "low tar content," "mild," "very mild," "smooth," "extra," "ultra" or other word combinations, including those in foreign languages, any terms, descriptions, signs, symbols, or other markings creating a false impression that specific products and/or methods of consumption are less harmful than other products and/or methods of consumption, or which elicit an association with food products (food additives), including fruits, berries, and confections.

Device requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not specify any device requirements.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Required
Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers to annually provide reports of the results of laboratory studies on maximum nicotine levels in all e-cigarettes.