28 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

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


Sale of all types of e-cigarettes is banned in 28 countries (Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Gambia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Seychelles, Singapore, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, 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).

Six countries prohibit the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (Australia, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Switzerland). Israel prohibits sale of JUUL e-cigarettes that contain >20mg/mL of nicotine.

Six countries do not have regulations on sale beyond age of majority purchase rules (Costa RicaEcuador, Honduras, Republic of Korea, Togo and Viet Nam).