Chile on course to regulate vape products in May 2024 and ban sales to under-18s

Vaping products will no longer be considered pharmaceutical products in Chile, following the passage of bill 12626-11 – with outlining regulations expected to be issued by May 2024. The bill, incorporating bills 12908-11 and 12632-11, was approved by the Senate on 5th October 2023. It will regulate vaping products in a similar way to tobacco products, though it will also introduce some additional regulations.

Approved unanimously in both the lower and upper houses, bill 12626-11 sets the rules for the packaging of electronic smoking devices (ESDs), such as the display of nicotine concentration, and establishes criteria for direct and indirect advertising of these products.

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