Last updated: January 23, 2024

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)

Banned
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Analysis

The law applies the same prohibitions on tobacco product advertising and promotion to e-cigarettes. The law prohibits virtually all direct and indirect forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Note, however, it is uncertain whether advertising and promotion via international radio and television and international newspaper and magazines, and retailer incentive programs are banned.

Point of sale product display

Some Restrictions
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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 (other than tobacco flavor)

Banned

Specified ingredients/additives

Regulated
Analysis

The law prohibits the following additives 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

Required

Device requirements

Required
Analysis

The law provides that 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

Required
Analysis

The law requires 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.