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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 data boxes 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

  • Monday, March 04, 2019
  • Smoking kills thousands of Malawians every year. We need to act.

  • There is a deadly public health crisis in Malawi which kills over 5,700 people every year. It is smoking. There are over one million adult daily smokers in Malawi (source: 2018 GSTHR report). We know that tobacco is extremely harmful: there are more than 4,000 chemical compounds in tobacco smoke; 250 of these are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause various cancers.

    Why do people smoke? Usually, they have become addicted to nicotine. But smoking tobacco is the most dangerous way to consume nicotine. [...]

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Experts underline Need for Harm Reduction at Global forum on Nicotine

  • The 6th Global Forum on Nicotine [...] stirred the conversations on development of a policy framework for the use of new nicotine products with appropriate standards and regulations. At a time when India looks at banning e-cigarettes, a viable choice for smokers all over India, experts at GFN highlighted that ‘Quit or die’ is no longer the only option for those who cannot give up nicotine.