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The National Assembly Tobacco Control Act 2010 prohibits the sale, importation or manufacture of objects imitating tobacco products - this includes e-cigarettes. Reports tell of vape stores in major cities however, but these can be subject to enforcement actions leading to prosecutions, expensive legal fees, fines and imprisonment.
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Banned[1, 2, 3, 4]
As tobacco products
Yes[1, 2, 3, 4]
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/

Comments

4. Although use of e-cigarettes is not covered in the ban, reports of people being arrested suggests caution is required.

General use and availability
Legal to use
Yes[1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to sell nicotine
No[1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to buy nicotine online (personal use)
No[1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
No[1, 2, 3, 4]
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/

Comments

4. Although use of e-cigarettes is not covered in the ban, reports of people being arrested suggests caution is required.

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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