Last updated: July 29, 2022

Main Policies

Sale of e-cigarettes
Main policies

Use in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the consumption and use of e-cigarettes in all places where smoking is banned. As such, e-cigarette use is prohibited in public transport and virtually all indoor public places and workplaces, but e-cigarette use is allowed in designated smoking areas in the airport. The total area of the designated smoking rooms may not exceed five percent of the airport’s total area and they must be equipped with exhaust ventilation and have required signage posted.

Advertising and promotion (excluding point of sale product display)

Some Restrictions
Analysis

Currently, there are some restrictions on advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes. The packaging of e-cigarettes, refill containers and liquids used in e-cigarettes must not offer economic benefits by including printed vouchers, offers of discounts, including free distribution, 'two for the price of one' and other similar offers.

Beginning July 11, 2023, amendments to the Law on Advertising and the Law on Tobacco Control (as amended by Law No. 1978-IX of 2021) will apply all prohibitions on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to e-cigarettes.

Point of sale product display

Some Restrictions
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Health claims in advertising (modified risk claims)

Allowed
Analysis

Currently, the law does not address health claims in e-cigarette advertising; therefore, health claims are allowed.

Beginning July 11, 2023, amendments to the Law on Tobacco Control (contained in Law No. 1978-IX of 2021) will apply all prohibitions on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to e-cigarettes. At that time, there will be a comprehensive ban on e-cigarette advertising and, therefore, there can be no health claims in advertising.

Sale of e-cigarettes via the internet

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address the sale of e-cigarettes via the internet; therefore, internet sales of e-cigarettes are allowed.

Flavors

Allowed
Analysis

Currently, flavors in e-cigarettes are not regulated. Beginning July 11, 2023, e-cigarettes, refill containers, and liquids used in e-cigarettes may not have a characteristic flavor and/or taste.

Specified ingredients/additives

Allowed
Analysis

Currently, ingredients and additives in e-cigarettes are not regulated. Beginning July 11, 2023, the following additives will be prohibited in e-cigarettes: 1) vitamins or other additives that give the impression that a product has health benefits or reduces health risks or poses a lower health risk; 2) caffeine, taurine or other additives and stimulants associated with energy and vitality; and 3) additives that have the ability to make emissions colored.

Health warnings on product packaging

Required
Analysis

The packaging of e-cigarettes, refill containers and liquids used in e-cigarettes must display one of the following medical warnings: 1) “This product contains nicotine - a highly addictive substance. Not recommended for non-smokers", or 2) “This product contains nicotine - a highly addictive substance”. The warning must occupy 30% of each of the two largest sides of the packaging.

Other product packaging and labeling requirements

Required
Analysis

The packaging of e-cigarettes, refill containers and liquids used in e-cigarettes must include a list of ingredients and indicate the nicotine content of the product and dose for a single use. Packaging may not contain elements (texts, symbols, names, trademarks, images, etc.) that, among other things: 1) create a false impression of its characteristics, health effects, risks or emissions; 2) create an impression that the product is less harmful than others or reduces the effects of some harmful components of aerosol (vapor) or provides benefits related to vitality, energy, health, rejuvenation, has natural or organic properties, other health or lifestyle benefits; or 3) states a characteristic taste and smell, any flavor or other additives or their absence.

Maximum nicotine concentration

Not Required
Analysis

Currently, there are no limits on nicotine in e-cigarettes. Beginning July 11, 2023, the maximum allowable nicotine concentration allowable in liquids used in electronic cigarettes will be 20 milligrams per 1 milliliter.

Device requirements

Not Required
Analysis

Currently, there are no limits on refill containers and disposable e-cigarettes and cartridges. Beginning July 11, 2023, refill containers must not exceed 10 milliliters. Liquids in disposable e-cigarettes or disposable cartridges must not exceed 2 milliliters.

Manufacturer/importer disclosures and/or notification requirements

Not Required
Analysis

Currently, manufacturers and importers of e-cigarettes are not required to disclose information to the government.

Beginning July 11, 2023, Law No. 2988-IV, as amended by Law No. 1978-IX, will require manufacturers and importers of e-cigarettes to submit a notification for any product they plan to put on the market in Ukraine six months prior to introduction on the market. The notification must include, among other things: disclosure of ingredients contained in the product, emissions resulting from use of the product, information on nicotine dose and absorption, and a description of the components of the product.

Location-based sales restrictions

Banned
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Analysis

Currently, the law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes in the following locations: educational institutions; healthcare institutions; enclosed sports buildings; specialized trade organizations engaged in the trade of children's products or sporting goods; the relevant departments (sections) of global trade organizations; in places of sports competitions with the participation of children; from vending machines; and on self-service shelves.

In addition, beginning July 11, 2023, the direct sale of e-cigarettes and the sale of e-cigarettes in stalls (kiosks) will be prohibited.