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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.

Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are banned in North Korea according to a 2018 WHO report for the Conference of Parties (8) of the FCTC (Progress report on regulatory and market developments on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)).
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Banned[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.

Country News

  • Friday, December 07, 2018
  • 'Smoking e-cigarettes just as harmful as conventional ones'
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    Controversy over the safety of using electronic cigarettes has stirred in the country after the government released a report stating e-cigarettes contained five harmful substances that could cause cancer. Cigarette manufacturing company Philip Morris filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety over the report.

    Some 27 countries around the world including the United States, China and Hong Kong have some restrictions on e-cigarettes claiming they contain harmful substances. However, this is not the case in Korea [...]

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