Sale

29 countries ban sale of all types of e-cigarettes

45 countries regulate sale or require marketing authorization prior to sale

7 countries prohibit sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes

5 countries do not have regulations on sale beyond age of majority purchase rules

 

Sale of all types of e-cigarettes is banned in 29 countries (Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Gambia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay).

In forty-five countries, that permit the sale of e-cigarettes, there are regulations around sale such as marketing authorization requirement, cross-border sale restrictions/regulations, restrictions in venues where they can be sold, or other restrictions (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palau, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, United StatesVenezuela and Wales).

Seven countries prohibit the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (Australia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Switzerland). Israel prohibits sale of JUUL e-cigarettes that contain >20mg/mL of nicotine.
Five countries do not have regulations on sale beyond age of majority purchase rules (Ecuador, Honduras, Republic of Korea, Togo and Viet Nam).