Regulatory report: Russia

15th June 2021 | Regulatory reports |

This reports details the regulation of e-cigarettes which came into force in Russia on 31st July 2020, including planned future tax rises and scheduled changes in sanctions

Regulatory report: Jordan

9th June 2021 | Regulatory reports |

Vapour products were legalised in Jordan in 2019. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory regime for such products, covering everything from product and age restrictions to taxation and sanctions

Regulatory report: Israel

31st May 2021 | Regulatory reports |

E-cigarettes are regulated in Israel as smoking products and as such are subject to the same regulation as combustible cigarettes. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework

Regulatory report: South Korea

27th May 2021 | Regulatory reports |

All products derived from tobacco leaves, and nicotine e-cigarette products, are considered as tobacco products in South Korea. This report offers an overview of the current regulatory regime for vaping products

Regulatory report: Japan

10th May 2021 | Regulatory reports |

This report provides an overview of the current laws and restrictions around e-cigs in Japan, focusing on areas such as advertising, labelling and packaging, age and product restrictions, taxation and enforcement

Regulatory report: India

5th May 2021 | Regulatory reports |

This report explains the ambiguities and contradictions in e-cigarette regulation in India, where the sale, import and manufacture of vapour products have officially been banned since December 2019

Regulatory report: New Zealand

20th April 2021 | Regulatory reports |

The regulatory framework for vapour products in New Zealand is undergoing a major change. This report provides an overview of all current and future regulations for vaping products in the country

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: Qatar

23rd December 2020 | Regulatory reports |

This report explores the possible regulatory framework should Qatar decide to follow its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members in legalising e-cigarettes

Regulatory report: Indonesia

15th December 2020 | Regulatory reports |

The Indonesian government says it is working on a national standard for e-cigarettes which may be put forward in 2021. This report outlines the rules that currently apply to vapour products and how they may change

Regulatory report: Malaysia

25th November 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Nicotine-containing products still come under the pharmaceutical regime in Malaysia, and the lack of enforcement allows a black market to flourish. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory regime

Regulatory report: Saudi Arabia

23rd November 2020 | Regulatory reports |

E-cigarettes are regulated in Saudi Arabia in a similar way to Europe, as most of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) technical requirements have been implemented. This report covers the current regime in the country

Regulatory report: Bahrain

29th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

In October 2020, the (GSO) told ECigIntelligence that the draft regulating electronic cigarettes is currently in its final stage and it is expected to be adopted by the end of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021

Regulatory report: Singapore

20th October 2020 | Regulatory reports |

It is prohibited to sell, use, possess for sale, import or distribute imitation tobacco products including e-cigarettes and e-cigarettes devices in Singapore. This report covers all areas of regulation for e-cigs in Singapore

Regulatory report: Kazakhstan

7th September 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Kazakhstan adopted regulation for e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in July 2020, when the legal framework mostly equalised regulation of e-cigarettes with the regulation of tobacco products

Regulatory report: Vietnam

3rd September 2020 | Regulatory reports |

While there is currently limited regulation, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health is working on a proposed total ban on e-cigarettes. This report provides information on both current and possible future regulation