E-cigarettes in Central America

This page holds everything we have relating to Central America, including our news briefings, regulatory and market reports, and our databases, live alerts and regulatory and market trackers.

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Pricing trackers
Online e-cig pricing guides for numerous markets around the world, updated twice a year and provided in database format
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Regulatory trackers
Up-to-date information about current regulations around the world, presented in user-friendly maps and Excel spreadsheets
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Brands trackers
Our online price benchmarking project, analysing multi-brand retail websites in selected vape markets
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Flavour & nicotine trackers
Analytical insights of the most significant vaping flavours and nicotine strengths
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User-friendly databases with key global analysis, statistics, directories and more
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Analysis of critical issues and trending industry topics are explored in our blog
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Charts and infographics
A brief highlight of what can be found in our full-length e-cigarette market reports
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Introduction to the Central American vaping market

The Central American market is small, with few countries having developed a regulatory regime for such products. That said Costa Rica’s vaping market is fairly established, with e-cigarettes containing nicotine being regulated within the framework of tobacco products and other derivatives, while nicotine-free products are currently not regulated. In October 2019, a draft proposal was submitted that would regulate nicotine-free products by extending restrictions on public use and establishing a new tax system.

On the other hand, all types of advertising and promotion of nicotine-containing vapour products are forbidden in Panama, and e-cigarettes regardless of nicotine content are banned.