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There is no specific law on e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
No specific law[1, 2, 3]

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at:

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at :

Notes on methodology & limitations

Data has been collected from a range of sources which are openly available online, such as vaping information/regulation websites & direct from country's legislation where available. In a few instances information has been included which was received from individuals specialising in the field. The regulatory picture changes frequently and these tables show the situation at time of going to press. This website will be updated as/when new regulatory information is received. There are gaps in the data available - readers are invited to send in updated information to the GSTHR team.

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