Last updated: September 17, 2019

Regulatory Framework

Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under tobacco control laws?

Yes
Analysis

E-cigarettes and refills are regulated under the Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016 (as amended). In addition, the Products and Smoking Devices (Simulating Cigarettes or Tobacco) (Control) Regulations make the provisions of the Tobacco (Smoking Control) Act and its implementing regulations applicable to e-cigarettes in so far as advertising and smoking in public places are concerned.

Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under medicine or pharmaceutical laws?

Yes
Analysis

The Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations do not apply to e-cigarettes and refill containers that are subject to an authorization requirement under Directive 2001/83/EC (relating to medicinal products) or to the requirements set out in Directive 93/ 42/EEC (relating to medical devices).