E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma



  • Executive summary
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Current national regulatory framework
  • Age restrictions
  • Product restrictions
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Public usage
  • Advertsing and marketing
  • Taxation
  • Enforcement
  • Case law
  • Future developments


Our in-depth report on Japanese regulation examines the legal framework and specific legislation that constrains their e-cig market. E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold without a pharmaceutical licence, and how there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold.



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