Last updated: June 15, 2023

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes

Sale of e-cigarettes

Allowed
Analysis

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

Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and public transport but allows for designated smoking rooms in airports.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Banned

Point of sale product display

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits point of sale product display of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes must be kept in a closed cabinet.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address the sale of e-cigarettes via the internet. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing the sale of e-cigarettes via the internet.

Flavors (other than tobacco flavor)

Uncertain
Analysis

The law does not specifically ban the use of flavors in e-cigarettes. However, the law states that packaging may not contain “any word or phrase that facilitates association of the product with a food product, a food additive or a medicinal product, including medicinal herbs, including those that create the idea that the product tastes like a food product or a medicinal product, including medicinal herbs (including words such as "cherry", "strawberry", "apple", "chocolate", "mint"), cognate, analogues of such words in foreign languages, as well as words translated from foreign languages into the state and (or) official languages, analogues of such words, signs, symbols and other designations”. Therefore, it is uncertain whether the use of flavors is banned in e-cigarettes.

Specified ingredients/additives

Not Regulated
Analysis

The law does not address the use of specified ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes, such as vitamins or caffeine; therefore, there are no restrictions on the use of ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes.

Health warnings on product packaging

Required
Analysis

The law requires e-cigarettes and e-liquid to display a text and pictorial health warning on 65% of the front and back of product packaging. The warning on the front must be in the state language (Kyrgyz), and the warning on the back must be in the official language (Russian).

The list and parameters of warnings are to be developed by the authorized state body in the sphere of health care and are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Required
Analysis

Misleading packaging is prohibited, including “any term, description, trademark (trade sign), and(or) colors of trademarks (trade signs), symbolic or other sign that directly or indirectly create a false impression as to the product characteristics, and also that a certain product is less harmful than other similar products”.

In addition, packaging may not contain “any word or phrase that facilitates association of the product with a food product, a food additive or a medicinal product, including medicinal herbs, including those that create the idea that the product tastes like a food product or a medicinal product, including medicinal herbs (including words such as "cherry", "strawberry", "apple", "chocolate", "mint"), cognate, analogues of such words in foreign languages, as well as words translated from foreign languages into the state and (or) official languages, analogues of such words, signs, symbols and other designations”.

Packaging may not contain quantitative indicators of the content of resin, nicotine and carbon monoxide in smoke.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Required

Device requirements

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not contain device requirements.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Required
Analysis

Manufacturers and importers of e-cigarettes will be required to file annual disclosure reports, including information on products manufactured or imported in Kyrgyzstan, information on toxicological studies, and information on the compliance of those products with technical specifications.