Italy: e-cigarette regulation, September 2022

The regulatory framework for vaping in Italy is somewhat more lenient compared to other world markets. It consists of the following laws:

  • Decree implementing Directive 2014/40/EU regulates the manufacture, presentation and sale of e-cigarettes.
  • Law No. 128/2013 establishes restrictions on advertising and public vaping.
  • Decree No. 504/1995 regulates taxation of e-liquids.

This report offers a detailed up-to-date overview of the current regulatory framework for e-cigs and related product in Italy, covering all policy areas from taxation and advertising to product and retail channel restrictions.

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Lorenzo Guaragna

Senior legal analyst
Lorenzo holds a masters degree in International Law from the University of Trento, Italy, where he specialised in aspects of European law. In 2017 he completed a six-month exchange programme with Erasmus+ in Tarragona, Spain. He has had work experience in the legal sector as an intern in a law firm and at the Court of Rovereto, Italy. He specialises in tobacco and novel nicotine products taxation, as well as traceability and security systems for tobacco products in the European Union.

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