Resources

Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products

11/2020

At least 100 countries have national laws regulating e-cigarettes including laws related to the sale (including minimum age), advertising, promotion, sponsorship, packaging (child safety packagingand health warning labeling), product regulation (nicotine volume/concentration, safety/hygiene, ingredients/flavors), reporting/notification, taxation, use (vape-free) or classification of e-cigarettes. This is available in English or Spanish.

Cigarette Pack Color: A Key Design Feature Increasing Mexican City Adolescents’ Likeability and Desire to Try the Product

10/2020

Cigarette packs are an important marketing tool since they are carried around with users and are on display at the point-of-sale. A mixed-methods study was conducted in two phases in Mexico City in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Findings from this mixed-methods study showed that pack color is a key feature to increase appeal and to communicate the addition of flavor, influencing perceptions of harm among adolescents in Mexico City. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Impact of an E-Cigarette Tax on Cigarette Use in Indonesia

09/2020

On October 1, 2018, Indonesia implemented its first regulation on e-cigarettes, written as a 57% tax on the retail price of e-cigarette liquid. This would exceed the 40% average tax on conventional cigarettes. Economics suggest that if cigarettes and e-cigarettes are substitute products, raising the price of e-cigarettes could drive some people to use cigarettes instead. This would be detrimental to public health. This project used online surveys in a pre-post study design to examine how the 2018 Indonesian tax on e-cigarette liquid affected use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes.