Last updated: May 17, 2022
Sale of e-cigarettes
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.
Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport
There is a comprehensive ban on the use of e-cigarettes in indoor workplaces and indoor public places. The law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes on all public transportation, with the exception of long-distance passenger ships where the use of e-cigarettes is permitted in designated areas (in open air or in isolated rooms).
Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)
The law prohibits all forms of e-cigarette advertising and promotion.
The law prohibits all forms of e-cigarette sponsorship.
Point of sale product display
Product displays at “trade sites” are prohibited. The law permits retailers to display only a black-and-white alphabetical list of tobacco products sold.
Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet
The law prohibits remote retail sales, which includes internet sales. However, the law contains a small exception that may permit delivery by mail for towns that have no stores.
Flavors (other than tobacco flavor)
The law does not prohibit flavors in e-cigarettes; therefore, flavors in e-cigarettes are allowed.
The law does not prohibit specified ingredients or additives in e-cigarettes.
Health warnings on product packaging
The Tobacco Act specifies that packaging and labelling must be in accordance with the legislation on technical regulation, which has not yet been adopted.
Other product packaging and labeling requirements
The law does not include other product packaging and labeling requirements for e-cigarettes.
Maximum nicotine concentration
The law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine levels of higher than 20mg/ml.
There is no law addressing device requirements for e-cigarettes.
Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements
The law does not require disclosure or notification for e-cigarettes. Some companies voluntarily choose to certify their products under the Law on Certification of Products and Services.
Location-based sales restrictions
The law permits retail sale of tobacco products only in stores and pavilions, with sales forbidden in educational, health-care, or sports facilities, among others.
Sale of e-cigarettes via vending machines
The law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes via vending machines.