Belgium legalised e-cigarettes in 2016. Online sales of all vapour products are prohibited, and starting at the end of 2023, vending machine sales will be banned. Starting this summer, nicotine-free vapour products will have to be notified and comply with product, labelling and packaging restrictions. A vapour tax might be introduced in 2024, but Belgium could also wait for the outcomes of the European Tobacco Excise Directive review.
This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework currently in place in Belgium for e-cigarettes, covering all policy areas from product and packaging restrictions, to advertising and taxation.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Belgium: the basics
- National regulatory framework
- Age restrictions
- Product restrictions
- Labelling and packaging
- Obligation to notify
- Retail channel restrictions
- Public usage
- Advertising and marketing
- Relevant laws
- Relevant bodies
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