Regulatory reports / Africa

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Africa can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual African countries’ regulations and restictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or taxation are also covered.

Regulatory report: South Africa

16th February 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are regulated in South Africa under the pharmaceutical regime. This report provides an overview of all current and near-future restrictions on vaping products in the country

Regulatory report: Morocco

3rd February 2020 | Regulatory reports |

This regulatory report provides information on the restrictions on vaping in Morocco, which are limited, looking at the general regulatory landscape as well as taxation

Updated: the WHO’s influence on global e-cig regulation

11th September 2014 | Regulatory reports |

What the FCTC is • A global treaty • Broad scope of regulation • The regulatory framework • The FCTC in practice • No enforcement powers • Enforcement by signatories • Self-reporting • Shadow reporting • Influence on European legislation • Promoting tobacco regulation in the developing world • What does the FCTC mean for e-cigarettes • Current status of e-cigs • Political will to regulate • Structural barriers • Non-binding, but influential • Exclusion of e-cig firms • Regulatory options in detail