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Malta: e-cigarette regulation, March 2023

Malta transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into domestic law in 2016.

Nicotine-free disposable devices are regulated as tobacco products, whereas nicotine-free e-liquids are treated as consumer products.

Currently there is no excise taxation for vaping products, but the authorities are considering its introduction.

This report provides a detailed summary of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigarettes in Malta, covering all policy areas and looking toward the future considering expected upcoming changes.


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Dmytro Korchahin

Senior legal analyst
Dmytro holds a masters degree in International and European Union Law from Vilnius University, Lithuania. He also has a masters in law from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine and in the management of foreign economic activity from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. In 2019 he completed a four-month Erasmus+ exchange programme at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He started his PhD studies in EU environmental law at Vilnius University in 2021.

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