Hungary: e-cigarette regulation, September 2023

The law on the protection of non-smokers, consumption and sale of tobacco products regulates different vapour products and public place usage. It introduced mandatory common notification, restricted sale and advertising, and also laid down sanctions for non-compliance. Legislation addresses all e-cigarettes but only nicotine-containing refills, leaving nicotine-free refills largely unregulated

This report offers a detailed overview of the current legal regime for e-cigarettes and related products in Hungary, covering all policy areas from product and age restrictions, to labelling and packaging rules, advertising requirements and taxation.

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Sergi Riudalbas

Legal analyst
Sergi holds a Master’s degree in European Union Law from the University of Amsterdam, where he also participated in the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic. He graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona in 2019. He worked as a legal research intern at Global Human Rights Defence, an NGO that monitors human rights violations worldwide. He also engaged in a traineeship program in an Egyptian law firm in 2019, arranged by AIESEC.

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