Last updated: December 8, 2022
Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under tobacco control laws?
Currently, the importation and sale of e-cigarettes are banned under the transitional provisions of Regulations no. 2131 of 17 June 2021 on approval schemes for new tobacco and nicotine products (as amended). However, beginning July 1, 2023, the sale of e-cigarette devices or e-liquids will be allowed only where the product has been approved by the Directorate of Health through an application process.
After that date, any e-cigarettes authorized by the Directorate of Health would be classified as tobacco substitutes under the Act No. 14 of 9 March 1973 relating to the Prevention of the Harmful Effects of Tobacco (Tobacco Control Act) (as amended) and subject to similar restrictions as other tobacco products. Regulations issued under the Tobacco Control Act may also apply.
Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under medicine or pharmaceutical laws?
Certain e-cigarettes and refill pods are covered under the Norwegian Medicines Act or Medical Device Act.