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Each country profile draws together some of the key statistics and regulatory information for each country in relation to smoking tobacco and safer nicotine products.

A 2010 law banning import, sale, possession and use of e-cigarettes was widely flouted and vaping was reportedly thriving, with a "vape store on every corner". In 2017, the Indonesian government decided to allow use and regularise the trade with a licensing system, product standards and tax. E-liquids are classified as tobacco products and devices for vaping are consumer products. The Government took a decision to impose an excise tax of 57% on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products (E-cigarette/Vape liquid/Heat Not Burn), this was delayed until October 1st 2018 but when implemented it is predicted that some vape-related businesses will close. Government officials have been overt in their motivation for the higher taxes, stating it would protect tobacco farmers, encourage traditional cigarette smoking (kreteks) and deter vaping. Kreteks are the preferred form of cigarettes - making up around 95% of all cigarettes smoked.
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Allowed[1, 2, 3]
As tobacco products
Yes[1, 2, 3]
As consumer goods
Yes[1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

General use and availability
Legal to use
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell device
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell nicotine
Yes[1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

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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