United Kingdom:
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Prevalence

Number of current vapers:
3.6 million
1
Adult current e-cigarette vaping prevalence:
7.1%
1
Ever tried e-cigarette vaping:
18%
2 A
References:
  1. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). (2019). Use of e-cigarettes (vaporisers) among adults in Great Britain. 2019 (September), 1–15.
  2. European Commission (2017). Special Eurobarometer 458: Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco and electronic cigarettes Available at: http://data.europa.eu/euodp/en/data/dataset/S2146_87_1_458_ENG
Comments:
  1. Eurobarometer data provides a representative sample of ~28,000 respondents and estimates the prevalence of vaping for the EU overall, as well as per country. The survey was conducted in March 2017. Covers 28 European Union (EU) countries. Total sample N = 27901, aged 15 and over. Survey includes an estimate for United Kingdom which is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
A
Comments:
  1. Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
1
Regulated as consumer product:
Yes
1
Regulated as medicinal product:
Yes
1
Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
1
References:
  1. Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :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/

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Yes
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
Legal to sell device:
Yes
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes

Regulations and restrictions

Notifications of new products required:
Yes
Child and tamperproof containers required:
Yes
Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes: 18 years
Restrictions on flavour range:
No
Restrictions on nicotine content:
Yes
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
No
Restrictions on tank size:
Yes