E-cigarettes in Norway

Low smoking rates and tough restrictions means development for the vaping market has been slow in Norway. This page provides all of our material relating to Norway and its vaping market. This includes all of our full-length Norwegian market and regulatory reports, our extensive news coverage – both business and regulatory – our numerous trackers and databases, as well as our live alerts.

Some facts about the vaping situation in Norway

Norway is a signatory to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). In common with other Nordic states, the country has one of the lowest rates of smoking in Europe – official statistics say 9% of the adult population are daily smokers, while 14% use snus daily (20% among men).

The sale of nicotine-containing products is still banned under a 1989 prohibition on all tobacco or nicotine products, with the exception of traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipe and rolling tobacco, chewing tobacco and snus. This ban is still in force, but could end by the end of 2021. Due to the nicotine ban, e-cig users in Norway mainly purchase vaping products outside the country, with the online channel being the main source of import.