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Regulatory reports / Japan
Our complete analysis of the vaping regulation in Japan is presented in our regulatory reports page. This section provides in-depth intelligence on the Japanese regulatory landscape including data on e-cigarette taxation, product and retail channel restrictions and compliance requirements. Deep dive into other regulatory aspects such as labelling and packaging, age restrictions, public usage, etc.
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
This updated report on regulation of e-cigs and heated tobacco in Japan includes new tax rates and new restrictions on public use of heated tobacco, plus details of required warning posters and sanctions
In our latest look at Japan, we find the country is a favoured market for heated tobacco products because regulation is much lighter on tobacco than it is on nicotine-containing e-cigs. In a country where 20% of the population smoke, heated tobacco products are regulated in a similar way to tobacco in most policy areas.
E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on Japanese regulation examines the legal framework and specific legislation that constrains the e-cig market there.
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