Regulatory reports / Portugal

This page includes our in-depth regulatory analysis of the Portuguese country. Our regulatory reports provide a complete and extensive outlook of the compliance requirements and e-cigarette restrictions in Portugal. These include guidance on taxation, advertising and marketing restrictions, relevant laws, age restrictions, public usage and much more.

Regulatory report: Portugal

12th November 2021 | Regulatory reports |

In Portugal nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are regulated in accord with the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Taxation is among the highest in Europe, advertising is banned and public usage is restricted

Portugal regulatory report

10th April 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Our updated report outlines the rules governing e-cigarettes in Portugal, where they have been regulated since 2016 according to the European TPD, and how the regulations are applied

New incoming rules will mean further restrictions in Portugal

27th September 2017 | Regulatory reports |

New legislation regulating nicotine-containing e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January 2016 in Portugal. Current taxes on nicotine e-liquids are €0.30/ml, but a new budget law is due for vote in November 2017 when it will become clearer if the rate will be changed or kept at the same level.

Portugal halves tax on nicotine e-liquids

1st February 2017 | Regulatory reports |

Portugal’s 2016 Tobacco Law fully transposed the TPD. A further bill is expected later this year which seeks to ban vaping within five metres of windows or an entrance to health institutions and pharmacies, places primarily intended for people under 18 and educational institutions, irrespective of the students’ age.

E-cigarette regulation in Portugal: TPD plans become clear

6th September 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Introduction • Regulatory landscape • Current regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Product restrictions • Notification procedure • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Cross-border sales • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • Conclusions • Graphic: how Portuguese e-cigarette regulation will change