E-cigarettes in Ireland

Ireland has one of the largest vaping incidence rates in Europe, with stable market growth. This page provides all of our material relating to Ireland and its vaping market. This includes all of our full-length Irish market and regulatory reports, our extensive news coverage – both business and regulatory – our numerous trackers and databases, as well as our live alerts.

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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Marketing & retailing
News and updates about the vaping industry, with a specific focus on the marketing and retailing side of the sector
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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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Irish e-cigarette regulation in a nutshell

The European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 is the key statutory instrument regulating e-cigarettes containing nicotine in the Republic of Ireland. It was adopted in May 2016, transposing the EU’s TPD. Although it is not specified whether it contains nicotine or not, nicotine-free liquids are not affected by the Irish transposition of the TPD.

The new government’s five-year plan called “Our Shared Future”, includes the introduction of new rules addressing taxation, sales and advertising restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Oireachtas (parliament) is still considering the Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhalation) Bill proposed by former health minister Simon Harris. The proposed law would introduce a licensing system for the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes.