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Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Banned[1, 2, 3]
As tobacco products
Yes[1, 2, 3]

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at:

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at :

General use and availability
Legal to use
No[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell e-cigarette device
No[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell nicotine
No[1, 2, 3]
Legal to import device - trade
No[1, 2, 3]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
No[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

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
  • Asia’s tobacco epidemic on the rise, says study

  • An estimated 7 million people in the world lose their lives every year due to smoking tobacco, and these numbers are only rising. By 2030, scientists believe that this number could hit 8.3 million and if the trend continues unabated, by the end of the century, the world will lose a billion lives. Most of these deaths would be in low- and middle-income countries that are witnessing rapid socioeconomic changes. In Asia, the tobacco epidemic is surging, and half of the world’s male smokers live in China, India and Indonesia. [...]

  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Singapore could try restricting e-cigarettes as a prescription device to prevent young people from getting addicted: public health professor

  • The debate over e-cigarettes is something that the Singapore government would not want to take chances on, as evidenced by campaigns against the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices in Singapore.

    We at Coconuts Singapore also started covering this matter way back in 2015, when we spoke to a secret community of vapers that have been lighting up in Singapore before authorities kicked in with islandwide bans on emerging tobacco products.


  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • COMMENT: E-cigarettes – Harm reduction, not elimination, should be aim of Singapore's public health policy

  • In his speech at a recent Health Promotion Board roadshow, Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, made it very clear that the Singapore government needs to ensure that the public and the young know the reasons for the ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

    The Sembawang GRC Member of Parliament noted, however, that if there is good, sound evidence about using e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid, the government is willing to study it.

  • Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Bill to enforce plain packaging for tobacco products passed in Parliament

  • SINGAPORE: New restrictions on cigarette packaging will be introduced in Singapore, after amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Bill were passed in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11).

    All tobacco products will be have to be sold in plain packaging - in a standardised colour and with all logos, brand images and promotional information removed. Brand names and product names will be allowed, but only in a standard colour and font style.



  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • HPB launches public education campaign on harmful effects of e-cigarettes

  • SINGAPORE - At what looks like a colourful juice bar a lively presenter blends together a tasty looking fruity milkshake. But then, he adds some car fuel to the mix, and the drink no longer looks enticing.

    The stark contrast in the scene is part of the Health Promotion Board's (HPB) newly launched campaign on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes. It attempts to bring across clearly the message of how seemingly appealing and flavourful vaporisers can hide dangerous chemicals.