The Tobacco and Smoking Products Act defines e-cigarettes, regardless of nicotine presence, as a tobacco-related product. Dutch law tends to equate e-cigarettes with tobacco products, especially in the areas of sales and advertising, and public usage. The outlook for the vaping framework is uncertain due to the delays in forming the new government. Unless the new government turns away from the National Prevention Agreement (NPA), we expect to see proposals introducing taxes, plain packaging, retail licensing, raising the purchasing age to 21, and more public place usage restrictions.
This report provides detailed analysis of the current regulatory framework in place for e-cigarettes in the Netherlands, covering all policy areas from taxation to notification requirements and advertising restrictions.