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Afghanistan Water-pipe is a new technology for tobacco consumption Paan (Naswar) which is modified for Previous NASWAR spreading Water-pipe is a new technology for tobacco consumption Paan (Naswar) which is modified for Previous NASWAR spreading nowadays the water pie use is increasing and raw material plus packaging for oral tobacco comes from abroad and packaging in Kabul WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola Data on tobacco use is not available in Angola. In spite of the lack of regular studies and surveys, the smoking prevalence at country level is very low. Data on tobacco use is not available in Angola. In spite of the lack of regular studies and surveys, the smoking prevalence at country level is very low. Data on tobacco use is not available in Angola. In spite of the lack of regular studies and surveys, the smoking prevalence at country level is very low. WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Waterpipe tobacco: All of Australia’s tobacco control measures apply to waterpipe tobacco, including plain packaging and graphic health warnings and minimum age restitutions to purchase waterpipe tobacco. ENDS/ENNDS: Policy and regulation of ENDS/ENNDS is shared between national and sub-national governments. The commercial sale of ENDS products containing nicotine is prohibited in all states and territories under state and territory legislation. The sale and use of ENNDS products that do not contain nicotine may be permitted in some states and territories, subject to state and territory legislation. Smokeless Tobacco Products: The commercial importation and retail sale of chewing tobacco and oral snuff is prohibited in Australia ENDS/ENNDS: Australia is currently exploring options to minimise the risks associated with the marketing and use of ENDS/ENNDS in Australia. Waterpipe tobacco: All of Australia’s tobacco control measures apply to waterpipe tobacco, including plain packaging and graphic health warnings and minimum age restitutions to purchase waterpipe tobacco. Smokeless Tobacco Products: The commercial importation and retail sale of chewing tobacco and oral snuff is prohibited in Australia ENDS/ENNDS: Australia is currently exploring options to minimise the risks associated with the marketing and use of ENDS/ENNDS in Australia. Waterpipe tobacco: All of Australias tobacco control measures apply to waterpipe tobacco, including plain packaging and graphic health warnings and minimum age restitutions to purchase waterpipe tobacco. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria The amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act in August 2015 refers to new tobacco related products; those products are included in the regulations for smoking bans in public places as well as restaurants, bars, etc. since May 2016. The work program of the Austrian Government (2017 - 2022) first provided the keeping of the current regulations regarding partial smoking bans in the hospitality sector allongside with strenghening the youth proctection laws (such as the prohibition of purchasing and consumption of tobacco and related products for unter 18 year olds as well as the prohibition of smoking in private vehicles in the presence of minors). While initially the amendment to the Austrian Tobacco Law Act from April 2018 decided to maintain the previous special regulations for gastronomy with May 2018, during the period of the transitional government in summer 2019 the absolute smoking ban for the hospitality sector with the corresponding parliamentary majorities was passed, which came into force with November 1, 2019. The amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act in August 2015 refers to new tobacco related products; those products are included in the regulations for smoking bans in public places as well as restaurants, bars, etc. since May 2016. The work program of the Austrian Government (2017 - 2022) provides for keeping the current regulations regarding smoking bans in the hospitality sector allongside with strenghening the youth proctection laws (such as the prohibition of purchasing and consumption of tobacco and related products for unter 18 year olds as well as the prohibition of smoking in private vehicles in the presence of minors). The amendment of the Austrian tobacco act in August 2015 includes new tobacco related products; those products are included in the regulations for smoking bans in public places as well as restaurants, bars, etc. as of May 2016. As of May 2018 there will be a total smoking ban in restaurants, bars, etc. WHO European Region
Azerbaijan On 01 December 2017 the new Law of Azerbaijan Republic "On restriction of tobacco use" was adopted by the Parliament of Azerbaijan, and on 29 December, 2017 signed by Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on applying of the new Law. All hookahs and electronic cigarettes are also equated with tobacco products within the scope of this law. Information related to question E6: Law of the Azerbaijan Republic “On tobacco and tobacco products” and "Tobacco products. Packaging and Marking" State Standard (AZS 335-2009) applies also to smokeless tobacco products and water pipe tobacco. On 01 December 2017 the new Law of Azerbaijan Republic "On restriction of tobacco use" was adopted by the Parliament of Azerbaijan, and on 29 December, 2017 signed by Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on applying of the new Law. All hookahs and electronic cigarettes are also equated with tobacco products within the scope of this law. Information related to question E6: Law of the Azerbaijan Republic “On tobacco and tobacco products” and "Tobacco products. Packaging and Marking" State Standard (AZS 335-2009) applies also to smokeless tobacco products and water pipe tobacco. İnformation related to question E6: Law of the Azerbaijan Republic “On tobacco and tobacco products” and "Tobacco products. Packaging and Marking" State Standard (AZS 335-2009) applies also to smokeless tobacco products and water pipe tobacco. WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) SMOKELESS TOBACCO IS BANNED IN BAHRAIN. IN ADDITION, E-CIG IS ALLOWED AS E-SHEESHA AND LIQUID ARE BEING TAXED AS TOBACCO PRODUCT. Water pipe tobacco is being regulated under antismoking law with regulations being similar to cigarettes. HTP is expected to enter the market and it will be regulated as a tobacco product. SMOKELESS TOBACCO IS BANNED IN BAHRAIN. IN ADDITION, E-CIG IS BANNED, HOWEVER, RECENTLY MINISTRY OF COMMERCE ALLOWED THE ENTRY OF E-HOOKAH. Water pipe tobacco is being regulated under antismoking law with regulations being similar to cigarettes. SMOKELESS TOBACCO IS BANNED IN BAHRAIN. IN ADDITION, E-CIG IS BANNED, HOWEVER, RECENTLY MINISTRY OF COMMERCE ALLOWED THE ENTRY OF E-HOOKAH FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados no further information no further information no further information WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Внесены изменения в Декрет № 28 , касающиеся регулирования регулирования электронных систем курения, систем для потребления табака. В настоящее время ведется работа по внесению изменений в действующее законодательство в отношении регулирования электронных систем курения. Внесены предложения по совершенствованию законодательства, регулирующего продажу электронных курительных приспособлений. WHO European Region
Belgium ENDS sont régulés par un arrêté royal qui transpose larticle 20 de la directive 2014/40/UE. toutes les autres restrictions (vente aux mineurs, interdiction de publicité, utilisation dans les lieux publics) sont applicables à la fois pour les ENDS et les ENNDS. ENDS are regulated specifically by a decree transposing art 20 of the 2014/40/EU directive. all general restrictions (sales to minors, advertising ban, use in public places) are applicable to ENDS and ENNDS. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize The Draft National Tobacco Control Bill includes the control of non traditional tobacco products including smokeless tobacco, water pipe tobacco and ENDS/ENNDS. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Benin Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) La venta y uso de pipas de agua, cigarrillos electronicos y productos libres de humo, no esta reglamentados y son de venta libre. La venta y uso de pipas de agua, cigarrillos electronicos y productos libres de humo, no esta reglamentados y son de venta libre. Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana The upcoming Legislation has taken care these The upcoming Legislation has taken care these Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil - National campaign about the harms of water pipe tobacco - ANVISAs resolution prohibits to sell, import and advertise ENDS nationwide - National campaign about the harms of water pipe tobacco - ANVISAs resolution prohibits to sell, import and advertise ENDS nationwide - National campaign about the harms of water pipe tobacco - ANVISAs resolution prohibits to sell, import and advertise ENDS nationwide WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam ENDS currently falls under Section 6: Prohibition of sale of imitation tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe are included as tobacco products thus covered by the Tobacco Order 2005. Amendments to the Order are currently being considered to include specific mention of these types of tobacco products. ENDS currently falls under Section 6: Prohibition of sale of imitation tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe are included as tobacco products thus covered by the Tobacco Order 2005. Amendments to the Order are currently being reviewed to include specific mention of these types of tobacco products. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria TOBACCO, TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND RELATED PRODUCTS ACT Tobacco and Tobacco Product Act Chapter twelve- ENDS/ENNDS Chapter Nine. MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS Additional provisions - definition of smokeless tobacco products and water pipe tobacco Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso La loi 040-2010 a prévu des dispositions en rapport avec ces catégories de produits de tabac... Mais les textes dapplication nont pas pris en compte certains produits. Le plan stratégique 2016-2020 a prévu lélaboration de textes règlementaires spécifiques dédiés à ces volets. En attendant, la prise de ces textes, la loi 040-2010/AN a prévu dans ses dispositions des articles en rapport avec ces catégories de tabac. Le plan stratégique 2016-2020 a prévu lélaboration de textes règlementaires spécifiques dédiés à ces volets. En attendant, la prise de ces textes, la loi 040-2010/AN a prévu dans ses dispositions des articles en rapport avec ces catégories de tabac. WHO African Region
Burundi Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia No, Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon L’on pourrait relever la montée de l’usage des inhalateurs électroniques ou non contenant de la nicotine et de bien d’autres substances addictodependogenes. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada There are specific health labelling requirements for chewing tobacco, oral snuff and nasal snuff. The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) became law on May 23, 2018. While continuing to regulate tobacco products, the TVPA also applies to vaping products (note that vaping products include ENDS and ENNDS). It aims to protect youth from nicotine addiction and from incentive to use tobacco and vaping products. Key elements of the TVPA related to vaping products include: • not allowing vaping products to be sold or given to anyone under 18 years of age • not allowing the sale of vaping products that appeal to youth in how they look or work • giving the federal Government the ability to make rules about: industry reporting, manufacturing standards, product and package labelling (for example, health warnings) • banning the use of certain ingredients References: Tobacco and Vaping Products Act - https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-concerns/tobacco/legislation/federal-laws/tobacco-act.html Food and Drugs Act - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/f-27/ Canada Consumer Product Safety Act - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-1.68/ Federal regulations related to tobacco legislation - https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-concerns/tobacco/legislation/federal-regulations.html Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina se encuentra regulados por el Instituto de salud pública de Chile y catalogado como producto terapéutico. A la fecha ninguna empresa ha demostrado eficacia y seguridad respecto a esto por lo cual los SEAN no cuentan con autorización comercial en el país. La regulación específica se indica en la Resolución exenta 2994 del 2 de noviembre de 2010 perteneciente al Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile En relación a los SEAN existe una regulación de prohibición de comercialización de estos productos con contenido de nicotina por resolución del Instituto de Salud Püblica de Chile en la cual indica que solo pueden ser comercializados los productos que comprueben un uso terapéutico es debido a este motivo que no es posible comercializarlos en Chile ya que ningún producto lo ha demostrado En relación a los SEAN existe una regulación de prohibición de comercialización de estos productos con contenido de nicotina por resolución del Instituto de Salud Püblica de Chile en la cual indica que solo pueden ser comercializados los productos que comprueben un uso terapéutico es debido a este motivo que no es posible comercializarlos en Chile ya que ningún producto lo ha demostrado WHO Region of the Americas
China Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia La legislación regula todo los productos de tabaco, lo que incluye los productos de tabaco sin humo, el tabaco para pipas de agua y los productos de tabaco calentado. Se ha identificado como desafío regulatorio los SEAN/SESN. Actualmente cursan en el Congreso de la República dos proyecto de legislación sobre el tema uno en el cual se pretenden incluir en la actual legislación sobre control de tabaco y otro que pretende una regulación específica para ellos. Se cuenta con un policy brief que aborda las opciones políticas para regular estos nuevos productos. Actualmente se cuenta con los siguientes instrumentos en lo relacionado con SEAN/SSNN: ABC cigarrillo electrónico Anexo 15 y en el siguiente enlace: https://www.minsalud.gov.co/sites/rid/Lists/BibliotecaDigital/RIDE/VS/PP/ENT/abece-general-cigarrilos-electronicos.pdf Acto normativo prevención consumo cigarrillo electrónico Circular 32 de 2019. Ver Anexo 16 y en el siguiente enlace: https://www.minsalud.gov.co/sites/rid/Lists/BibliotecaDigital/RIDE/DE/DIJ/circular-32-de-2019.pdf Finalmente, se vale destacar que las sociedades científicas en Colombia han recibido el premio del día mundial sin tabaco 2018, por reconocer la urgencia de regular estos productos nuevos en el mercado. La legislación regula todo los productos de tabaco, lo que incluye los productos de tabaco sin humo y el tabaco para pipas de agua. Se ha identificado como desafío regulatorio los SEAN/SSNN. Actualmente cursa en el Congreso de la República un proyecto de legislación sobre el tema.Se cuenta con un policy brief que aborda las opciones políticas para regular estos nuevos productos. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Notre loi en parle. Ces produits ne sont pas vendus au Congo, mais ils en existent avec l’afflux migratoire on assiste à la consommation de ces produits par nos jeunes. C est un acte de suivisme. Report not provided Notre loi en parle. Ces produits ne sont pas vendus au Congo, mais ils en existent avec l’afflux migratoire on assiste à la consommation de ces produits par nos jeunes. Cet un acte de suivisme. WHO African Region
Cook Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Estos productos de Tabaco para poder comercializarse en el territorio nacional deben cumplir con las disposiciones contempladas en la Ley General de Control de Tabaco y sus efectos nocivos en la salud Ley 9028 y su Reglamento. Sin embargo, es necesario aclarar que no son productos de interés sanitario. Es decir que, no cuentan con un Registro Sanitario. Por tal motivo, su comercialización no cuenta con una trazabilidad deseable. Estos productos de Tabaco para poder comercializarse en el territorio nacional deben cumplir con las disposiciones contempladas en la Ley General de Control de Tabaco y sus efectos nocivos en la salud Ley 9028 y su Reglamento. En Costa Rica estas variedades son poco utilizadas; sin embargo, de los productos de tabaco sin humo se importa el tabaco para mascar de la marca Copenhagen y Skoal, así como para narguile el tabaco de la marca Mazaya y Nakhla de acuerdo a la base de Declaraciones Juradas de los ingredientes y emisiones de los productos de Tabaco y sus derivados. Estos productos de Tabaco para poder comercializarse en el territorio nacional deben cumplir con las disposiciones contempladas en la Ley General de control de tabaco y sus efectos nocivos en la salud Ley 9028 y su Reglamento. En Costa Rica estas variedades son poco utilizadas sin embargo de los productos de tabaco sin humo se importa el tabaco para mascar de la marca Copenhagen y Skoal, así como para narguile el tabaco de la marca Mazaya y Nakhla de acuerdo a la base de Declaraciones Juradas de los ingredientes y emisiones de los productos de Tabaco y sus derivados. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Au titre des dispositions générales et en son article 1, la Loi N°2019-676 du 23 juillet 2019 relative à la lutte antitabac en Côte dIvoire définit les produits du tabac étant les produits fabriqués entièrement ou partiellement à partir du tabac en feuille comme matière première et destinés à être fumés, sucés, chiqués,prisés ou consommés de quelque façon que ce soit, tel les pipes à eau, inhalateurs contenant ou non de la nicotine,la cigarette électronique et tout autre dispositif de cette nature que lon porte à la bouche pour inhaler. Answer not provided la cigarette est le produit du tabac le plus consommé les autres formes cités dans la question E6 sont pratiquement inexistantes sur le marché. WHO African Region
Croatia This products are regulated within the new ACT ON RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF TOBACCO AND RELATED PRODUCTS. This products are regulated within the new ACT ON RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF TOBACCO AND RELATED PRODUCTS. This products are expected to be ragulated with the adoption of the new Law on restricting the use of tobacco products. WHO European Region
Cyprus In terms of ENDS/ENNDS the new legislation prohibits their use in closed public spaces. The same implies for the Tobacco Heating Device. In terms of ENDS/ENNDS the new legislation prohibits their use in closed public spaces. The same implies for the Tobacco Heating Device. In terms of ENDS/ENNDS there are provisions in the new legislation to prohibit the use in closed public spaces. There will also be regulation of ingredients. WHO European Region
Czech Republic Smokeless tobacco products, ENDS/ENNDS are covered specifically to different extent by current national legislation. For example, as regards smokeless tobacco products, there are provisions related to packaging and labelling, prohibition of sale of snus etc. in place. Legislation, transposing EU Tobacco products Directive (2014/40/EU), brought more specific regulation mainly as regards of ENDS/ENNDS, new tobacco products (heated tobacco products) and herbal products for smoking. Newly, since 2019 nicotine pouches have been placed on the market. The tobacco products with content of CBD are placed on the market (the content of THC is below 1 %). We suppose the labelling of these products as including element or feature that suggests that this tobacco product has vitalizing, energetic, healing properties or has other health or lifestyle benefits. However, this problem is ongoing and has not been solved successfully yet. There is a lack of methods within EU that could be used to differentiate the oral and chewing tobacco. Some oral tobacco could be labelled as chewing tobacco and this way it could be placed on the market. There is a problem with categorizing of some product according the legislation, e.g. smokeless heated herbal products, herbal cigarette papers, shisha steam stones and gels. Smokeless tobacco products, ENDS/ENNDS are covered specifically to different extent by current national legislation. For example, as regards smokeless tobacco products, there are provisions related to packaging and labelling, prohibition of sale of snus etc. in place. New legislation, transposing EU Tobacco products Directive (2014/40/EU), brought more specific regulation mainly as regards of ENDS/ENNDS, new tobacco products (HNB tobacco products) and herbal products for smoking. Czech Republic/the Office of the Government/ is considering HNB tobacco products, ENDS and ENNDS as possible harm reduction tool for current smoker in order to enhance drug policy documents for upcoming period to include wider range of harm reduction measures. Smokeless tobacco products, ENDS/ENNDS are covered specifically to different extent by current national legislation. For example, as regards smokeless tobacco products, there are provisions related to packaging and labelling, prohibition of sale of snus etc. in place. Electronic cigarettes are covered specifically in the act No. 379/2005 Coll. (e.g. ban of sale of electronic cigarettes to minors) etc. New legislation, transposing EU Tobacco products Directive (2014/40/EU), will bring more specific regulation mainly as regards of ENDS/ENNDS. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea GATS 2017 showed no user of smokeless tobacco products and e cigarettes. Tobacco Control Law 2016 bans on production, import/export and sale of smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes. GATS 2017 showed no user of smokeless tobacco products and e cigarettes. Tobacco Control Law 2016 bans on production, import/export and sale of smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided New regulation concerning ENDS is being negotiated in parliament. New regulation concerning ENDS is being negotiated in parliament. WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador De acuerdo a la Ley de Régimen Tributario Interno, los cigarrillos tienen una tarifa específica por unidad de USD$ 0.16 y una tarifa ad valorem de 150% para los productos del tabaco y sucedáneos del tabaco, así como para los consumibles de tabaco calentado y líquidos que contengan nicotina a ser administrados por medio de sistemas de administración de nicotina. Según la Ley Orgánica para la Regulación y Control del Tabaco (LORCT) en su artículo 1 sobre Objeto, esta Ley promueve la salud de los habitantes de Ecuador, protegiéndoles de las consecuencias del consumo de productos de tabaco y sus efectos nocivos; por lo que regula todo tipo de productos que contengan tabaco. Frente a esto, el Reglamento a la LORCT establece en el artículo 1 que los productos de tabaco son: “cigarrillos, cigarros, tabacos, picadura de tabaco, narguile o pipas de agua, extractos de hojas de tabaco y otros productos de uso similar, preparados totalmente o en parte utilizando como materia prima hojas de tabaco y destinados a ser fumados, inhalados, chupados, masticados o utilizados como rapé, incluye también a los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina”. Adicionalmente, el artículo 2 del mencionado reglamento establece que los Sistemas Electrónicos de Administración de Nicotina (SEAN): “Están concebidos para administrar nicotina directamente al aparato respiratorio. El término engloba los productos que contienen sustancias derivadas del tabaco pero en los cuales éste no es necesario para su funcionamiento. Son dispositivos de pilas que suministran dosis inhalables de nicotina al liberar una mezcla vaporizada de esta sustancia y propilenglicol. El más popular es el denominado “cigarrillo electrónico”. Según la Ley Orgánica para la Regulación y Control del Tabaco (LORCT) en su artículo 1 sobre Objeto, esta Ley promueve la salud de los habitantes de Ecuador, protegiéndoles de las consecuencias del consumo de productos de tabaco y sus efectos nocivos; por lo que regula todo tipo de productos que contengan tabaco. Frente a esto, el Reglamento a la LORCT establece en el artículo 1 que los productos de tabaco son: “cigarrillos, cigarros, tabacos, picadura de tabaco, narguile o pipas de agua, extractos de hojas de tabaco y otros productos de uso similar, preparados totalmente o en parte utilizando como materia prima hojas de tabaco y destinados a ser fumados, inhalados, chupados, masticados o utilizados como rapé, incluye también a los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina”. Adicionalmente, el artículo 2 del mencionado reglamento establece que los Sistemas Electrónicos de Administración de Nicotina (SEAN): “Están concebidos para administrar nicotina directamente al aparato respiratorio. El término engloba los productos que contienen sustancias derivadas del tabaco pero en los cuales éste no es necesario para su funcionamiento. Son dispositivos de pilas que suministran dosis inhalables de nicotina al liberar una mezcla vaporizada de esta sustancia y propilenglicol. El más popular es el denominado “cigarrillo electrónico”. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt السجائر الالكترونية لا تحصل علي اي موافقات من وزارة الصحه بالتداول لكنها موجودة في بعض الاماكن كسلعة مهربه السجائر الالكترونية لا تحصل علي اي موافقات من وزارة الصحه بالتداول لكنها موجودة في بعض الاماكن كسلعة مهربه السجائر الالكترونية لا تحصل علي اي موافقات من وزارة الصحه بالتداول لكنها موجودة في بعض الاماكن كسلعة مهربه WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Se ha fortalecido la reglamentación de los productos de tabaco sin humo, con o sin nicotina, tabaco granulado y para pipas de agua, mediante: • La incorporación de advertencias sanitarias y mensajes de los efectos nocivos que causa el consumo de productos de tabaco y sus derivados, en todos los envases primarios y secundarios que contengan dichos productos. • Las personas naturales que requieran introducir al país productos de tabaco o derivados para el consumo personal, deberán solicitar autorización al Ministerio de Salud para su importación. Dicha instancia verificará que las cantidades máximas anuales sean 400 unidades de cigarrillos; 100 unidades de puros o habanos; 800 mililitros de productos líquidos para dispositivos electrónicos o similares; 5 libras en productos sólidos, molidos, en gel u cualquier otro preparado. • La regulación existente en cuanto al usos de cigarrillos electrónicos, pipas de agua y otros productos con o sin nicotina es la relacionada con la prohibición de fumar en los mimos lugares donde se prohibir fumar tabaco. La GYTS, 2015 mostró que hay un 2% de los jóvenes de 13 a 15 año que usan cigarrillo electrónico. En el país, la única regulación que existe es la relacionada con la prohibición de fumar cigarrillos electrónicos en los mimos lugares donde se prohibir fumar tabaco. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO HAY NO HAY NO HAY WHO African Region
Estonia Smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in Estonia. Water pipe tobacco has the same regulations as smoking tobacco in Estonia. Heated tobacco products are regulated as novel tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in Estonia. Water pipe tobacco has the same regulations as smoking tobacco in Estonia. Smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in Estonia. Water pipe tobacco has the same regulations as smoking tobacco in Estonia. WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Directive 2014/40/EU regulates novel tobacco products such as heated tobacco products, smokeless tobacco products, water-pipe tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Directive 2014/40/EU regulates smokeless tobacco products, water-pipe tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Directive 2014/40/EU regulates smokeless tobacco products, water-pipe tobacco and electronic cigarettes. WHO European Region
Fiji Note that only tank ENDS/ENNDS available and retailers were selling 0% to 5% nicotine liquids; the one retailer has since closed since they were subject to import licensing requirements according to the 2014 amendment to the Tobacco Control Regulations. Note that sisha sold in Fiji retail does not contain nicotine; samples were tested by WHO TobLabNet in Singapore in 2019. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Tobacco Act (549/2016) regulates all tobacco products and ENDS/ENNDS ENDS/ENNDS are regulated in the new Tobacco Act (549/2016). The sale and import of chewing tobacco and nasal tobacco is prohibited in Finland since 20th May 2017 (Tobacco Act 549/2016). The reform of the Tobacco Act is almost finished, the bill is now in the Parliament. For example ENDS/ENNDS will be regulated in the new Tobacco Act. WHO European Region
France Les produits du tabac sans fumée et le tabac pour pipe à eau sont considérés comme des produits du tabac : toutes les dispositions du code de la santé (interdiction de vente aux mineurs, interdiction de la publicité, interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics) leur sont applicables. Ces produits ne sont pas soumis au paquet neutre, et ont une fiscalité inférieure à celle de cigarettes et tabac à rouler. Les produits du vapotage sont soumis aux dispositions issues de la Directive 2014/40/UE ; interdiction de vente aux mineurs, interdiction de vapoteurs sur certains lieux à usage collectif, obligation de notification d’ingrédients, interdiction de la publicité. Les produits du tabac sans fumée et le tabac pour pipe à eau sont considérés comme des produits du tabac : toutes les dispositions du code de la santé (interdiction de vente aux mineurs, interdiction de la publicité, interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics) leur sont applicables. Ce produits en sont pas soumis au paquet neutre, et ont une fiscalité inférieure a celle de cigarettes et tabac à rouler. Les produits du vapotage sont soumis aux dispositions issues de la Directive 2014/40/UE ; interdiction de vente aux mineurs, interdiction de vapoteurs sur certains lieux à usage collectif, obligation de notification d’ingrédients, interdiction de la publicité. Interdiction de vente aux mineurs (<18 ans) Interdiction de publicité en dehors des lieux de ventes et des publications professionnelles. Interdiction de vapoter dans certains lieux : transports en communs, lieux de travail collectifs et fermés, établissements scolaires et les établissements destinés à laccueil, à la formation et à lhébergement des mineurs ; WHO European Region
Gabon - Lusage de la pipe à eau pour consommer du tabac nest pas répandu dans la population (beaucoup plus dans les milieux des populations expatriées maghrébines et libanaises). Il est quasi inexistant au sein de la population locale. - Par contre on constate ça et là lapparition des utilisateurs des inhalateurs électroniques. - Lusage de la pipe à eau pour consommer du tabac nest pas répandu dans la population. Il est quasi inexistant au sein de la population locale. - Par contre on constate ça et là lapparition des utilisateurs des inhalateurs électroniques. - Lusage de la pipe à eau pour consommer du tabac nest pas répandu dans la population. Il est quasi inexistant au sein de la population locale. - Par contre on constate ça et là lapparition des utilisateurs des inhalateurs électroniques. WHO African Region
Gambia For E6, we have TC regulation addressing the issues of smokeless tobacco. See attached the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019. for E6, we have TC regulation addressing the issues of smokeless tobacco for E6, the draft national tobacco control bill 2015 addresses that WHO African Region
Georgia According to Law of Georgia on Tobacco Control, the use of waterpipes and ENDS/ENNDS is banned in enclosed public spaces like cigarettes. Special packaging rules are established for smokeless tobacco and heated tobacco products on the basis of Government Resolution N150 of March 6, 2020. The use of waterpipes and ENDS/ENNDS is banned in enclosed public spaces like cigarettes. The law enters into force from May 1, 2018. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Germany In the Youth Protection Act is a ban to sale ENDS to children and youth unter the age of 18. For this group there is also a ban to use ENDS (§ 10 JuSchG Smoking in the public, tobacco products; http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/juschg/JuSchG.pdf); legislation that regulates smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe tobacco: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/tabakerzg/TabakerzG.pdf ; https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/tabakerzv/TabakerzV.pdf In the Youth Protection Act is a ban to sale ENDS to children and youth unter the age of 18. For this group there is also a ban to use ENDS (§ 10 JuSchG Smoking in the public, tobacco products; http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/juschg/JuSchG.pdf) In the Youth Protection Act is a ban to sale ENDS to children and youth unter the age of 18. For this group there is also a ban to use ENDS. WHO European Region
Ghana 1. Water pipe (Shisha) is being regulated as Tobacco Product but not explicitly stated in the PH Act 2. ENDS is being being regulated through registration by Food and Drug Authority 1. Water pipe (Shisha) is being regulated as Tobacco Product but not explicitly stated in the PH Act 2. ENDS is being being regulated through registration by Food and Drug Authority 1. Shisha is being regulated as Tobacco Product 2. ENDS is being considered to be regulated through registration by Food and Drug Authority WHO African Region
Greece Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada The draft legislation addresses these issues Presently we do not have any these item on the national market The draft legislation addresses these issues Presently we do not have any these item on the national market The draft legislation addresses these issues WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Les produits du tabac sans fumée, le tabac pour pipe a eau et les inhalateurs électroniques contenant ou non de la nicotine ne sont pas disponibles en Guinée WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Ces produits ne sont pas utilisés par la majorité de la population. Seulement un nombre insignifiant surtout, les étrangers utilisent certains de ces produits These products are not used by the population. These products are not used by the population. WHO African Region
Guyana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras La Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación establece que todo producto derivado de tabaco debe cumplir con la normativa jurídica pertinente de dicha legislación incluyendo el cigarrillo electrónico. La Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación establece que todo producto derivado de tabaco debe cumplir con la normativa jurídica pertinente de dicha legislación incluyendo el cigarrillo electrónico. La Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación establece que todo producto derivado de tabaco debe cumplir con la normativa jurídica pertinente de dicha legislación incluyendo el cigarrillo electrónico. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary Answer not provided The electronic cigarette or tobacco imitating electronic devices such information to show the products newly regulated in a separate chapter. The electronic cigarette or tobacco imitating electronic devices such information to show the products newly regulated in a separate chapter. WHO European Region
Iceland Act on electronic cigarettes and refill containers for electronic cigarettes came into force in Iceland on 1st of March 2019. https://www.government.is/library/04-Legislation/Act%20on%20electronic%20cigarettes%20and%20refill%20containers%20for%20electronic%20cigarettes%20No%2087%202018.pdf Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
India The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulation, 2011 was notified on 1st August, 2011, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 92 read with Section 26 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Clause 2.3.4 of the said Regulation expressly prohibits the use of tobacco and nicotine in all food products and reads as: "Product not to contain any substance which may be injurious to health: Tobacco and nicotine shall not be used as ingredients in any food products. E-cigarettes and like devices have been prohibited vide The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Act, 2019 The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulation, 2011 was notified on 1st August, 2011, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 92 read with Section 26 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Clause 2.3.4 of the said Regulation expressly prohibits the use of tobacco and nicotine in all food products and reads as: "Product not to contain any substance which may be injurious to health: Tobacco and nicotine shall not be used as ingredients in any food products. Few State Governments have have prohibited the manufacture, distribution, import and sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). An advisory has been issued by the Government of India to ensure that any Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-Cigarettes, Heat-Not-Burn devices, Vape, e-Sheesha, e-Nicotine Flavoured Hookah, and the like devices that enable nicotine delivery are not sold (including online sale), manufactured, distributed, traded, imported and advertised in their jurisdictions, except for the purpose & in the manner and to the extent, as may be approved under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Banning importation, production and consumption of ENDS and Smokeless products. Banning smoking Waterpipe in public places.and issuing license for supplying. Refer to the attached file in C2718: Specific Regulations of Tobacco Products and Tobacco Promotional Items. Banning importation, production and consumption of ENDS and Smokeless products. Banning smoking Waterpipe in public places.and issuing license for supplying Banning importation, production and consumption of ENDS and Smokeless products. Banning smoking Waterpipe in public places. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Answer not provided The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) adopted in 2014 regulates certain aspects of electronic cigarettes and refill containers. In addition, the Directive further regulates waterpipe tobacco. The Directive was transposed into Irish law by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 and came into force on 20 May 2016. The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) adopted in 2014 regulates certain aspects of electronic cigarettes and refill containers. Member States must transpose the Directive by 20 May 2016. In addition, the Directive further regulates waterpipe tobacco. In 2014 the Irish Government approved the drafting of legislation to introduce a licensing system for the retail sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and other non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems. The proposed legislation will also prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and other non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems to and by persons under the age of 18 years (minors). Work on this legislation is ongoing. WHO European Region
Israel All the tobacco and nicotine products (not including pharmaceutical products), including HTP and electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and Herbal substitutes for smoking, are included under the tobacco legislation regarding smoking in public places and ban on advertisement and promotion of tobacco and smoking products, including ban on sale to minors, plain packaging, textual health warnings and display ban. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy Novel tobacco products fall under definition 14 of the TPD 40/2014/EU: ‘novel tobacco product’ means a tobacco product which: (a) does not fall into any of the following categories: cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, waterpipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco or tobacco for oral use; and (b) is placed on the market after 19 May 2014; this is the case of the IQOS from PM, registered in Italy in July 2014 as "tobacco products for inhalation without combustion". this products is a combination of an electronic device + a cigarettes pack (Heat stick). Consumer must buy the device once in the lifetime and any time the heat sticks pack. The heat sticks are shorter than the normal cigarettes. In the Directive 40, novel tobacco products are regulated in article 19 where in the paragraph 4 is written "Novel tobacco products placed on the market shall respect the requirements of this Directive. Which of the provisions of this Directive apply to novel tobacco products depends on whether those products fall under the definition of a smokeless tobacco product or of a tobacco product for smoking" and definition n.5 says: "‘smokeless tobacco product’ means a tobacco product not involving a combustion process, including chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco and tobacco for oral use;" This means that the provisions of the directive apply to this novel tobacco products are the ones in article 12: "1. Each unit packet and any outside packaging of smokeless tobacco products shall carry the following health warning: ‘This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.’ 2. The health warning laid down in paragraph 1 shall comply with the requirements specified in Article 9(4). The text of the health warnings shall be parallel to the main text on the surface reserved for these warnings. In addition, it shall: (a) appear on the two largest surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging; (b) cover 30 % of the surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging. That proportion shall be increased to 32 % for Member States with two official languages and 35 % for Member States with more than two official languages. 3. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27 to adapt the wording of the health warning laid down in paragraph 1 to scientific developments." This means that the heat sticks for IQOS will have only 30% of the surface with a general warning (the half of the other cigarettes) No pictures; No different warning; No cessation information So in tobacco shops we have all cigarette packs next to each other with Combine health warning and cessation message that cover 65% of the surface and the heat sticks for IQOS packs with only a health warning on two sides covering 30% of the surface. Moreover in Italy Ministry of Finance established an excise equal to 25% of the ones for the traditional cigarettes, at the moment the device costs 70 euros while the heat sticks pack cost 4.5 euros From January 2018 similar product called "GLO" from British American Tobacco entered into the italian Market Novel tobacco products fall under definition 14 of the TPD 40/2014/EU: ‘novel tobacco product’ means a tobacco product which: (a) does not fall into any of the following categories: cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, waterpipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco or tobacco for oral use; and (b) is placed on the market after 19 May 2014; this is the case of the IQOS from PM, registered in Italy in July 2014 as "tobacco products for inhalation without combustion". this products is a combination of an electronic device + a cigarettes pack (Heat stick). Consumer must buy the device once in the lifetime and any time the heat sticks pack. The heat sticks are shorter than the normal cigarettes. In the Directive 40, novel tobacco products are regulated in article 19 where in the paragraph 4 is written "Novel tobacco products placed on the market shall respect the requirements of this Directive. Which of the provisions of this Directive apply to novel tobacco products depends on whether those products fall under the definition of a smokeless tobacco product or of a tobacco product for smoking" and definition n.5 says: "‘smokeless tobacco product’ means a tobacco product not involving a combustion process, including chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco and tobacco for oral use;" This means that the provisions of the directive apply to this novel tobacco products are the ones in article 12: "1. Each unit packet and any outside packaging of smokeless tobacco products shall carry the following health warning: ‘This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.’ 2. The health warning laid down in paragraph 1 shall comply with the requirements specified in Article 9(4). The text of the health warnings shall be parallel to the main text on the surface reserved for these warnings. In addition, it shall: (a) appear on the two largest surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging; (b) cover 30 % of the surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging. That proportion shall be increased to 32 % for Member States with two official languages and 35 % for Member States with more than two official languages. 3. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27 to adapt the wording of the health warning laid down in paragraph 1 to scientific developments." This means that the heat sticks for IQOS will have only 30% of the surface with a general warning (the half of the other cigarettes) No pictures; No different warning; No cessation information So in tobacco shops we have all cigarette packs next to each other with Combine health warning and cessation message that cover 65% of the surface and the heat sticks for IQOS packs with only a health warning on two sides covering 30% of the surface. Moreover in Italy Ministry of Finance (in the law n.188/2014) established an excise half of the ones for the cigarettes, at the moment the device costs 70 euros (quite high) while the heat sticks pack cost 5 euros Novel tobacco products fall under definition 14 of the TPD 40/2014/EU: ‘novel tobacco product’ means a tobacco product which: (a) does not fall into any of the following categories: cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, waterpipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco or tobacco for oral use; and (b) is placed on the market after 19 May 2014; this is the case of the IQOS from PM, registered in Italy in July 2014 as "tobacco products for inhalation without combustion". this products is a combination of an electronic device + a cigarettes pack. When you put the cigarette in the device a needle heats the tobacco without burns it. A consumer must buy the device once in the lifetime and any time the cigarettes pack. The Iqos cigarettes are shorter than the normal cigarettes but for the rest are exactly the same filter included. They can be lighted and smoked in the same way of the current cigarettes. In the Directive 40, novel tobacco products are regulated in article 19 where in the paragraph 4 is written "Novel tobacco products placed on the market shall respect the requirements of this Directive. Which of the provisions of this Directive apply to novel tobacco products depends on whether those products fall under the definition of a smokeless tobacco product or of a tobacco product for smoking" and definition n.5 says: "‘smokeless tobacco product’ means a tobacco product not involving a combustion process, including chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco and tobacco for oral use;" This means that the provisions of the directive apply to this novel tobacco products are the ones in article 12: "1. Each unit packet and any outside packaging of smokeless tobacco products shall carry the following health warning: ‘This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.’ 2. The health warning laid down in paragraph 1 shall comply with the requirements specified in Article 9(4). The text of the health warnings shall be parallel to the main text on the surface reserved for these warnings. In addition, it shall: (a) appear on the two largest surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging; (b) cover 30 % of the surfaces of the unit packet and any outside packaging. That proportion shall be increased to 32 % for Member States with two official languages and 35 % for Member States with more than two official languages. 3. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27 to adapt the wording of the health warning laid down in paragraph 1 to scientific developments." This means that the cigarette pack of IQOS will have only 30% of the surface with a general warning (the half of the other cigarettes) No pictures; No different warning; No cessation information So in the next future in tobacco shops we will have all cigarette packs next to each other with Combine health warning and cessation message that cover 65% of the surface and the IQOS packs with only a health warning on two sides covering 30% of the surface. Moreover in Italy Ministry of Finance (in the law n.188/2014) established an excise half of the ones for the cigarettes, at the moment the device costs 70 euros (quite high) while the cigarette pack cost 5 euros exactly the same of the Marlboro classic (with great profit) but in the next future they will easily cut the cost (maintaining the same profit of the Marlboro classic) and consumer could smoke it (without using the electronic device). WHO European Region
Jamaica Our Tobacco Control Regulations make provision for all tobacco products, i.e. smoked tobacco products and smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco products are defined widely to include ENDS and water pipe tobacco products. The comprehensive tobacco control legislation which is being finalized will treat with tobacco products more widely and comprehensively and will address novel tobacco products and devices, nicotine and non-nicotine products and devices including ENDS, ENNDS and HTPs. Our Tobacco Control Regulations make provision for all tobacco products. Tobacco products are defined widely to include ENDS and water pipe tobacco products. Our Tobacco Control Regulations make provision for all tobacco products. Tobacco products are defined widely to include ENDS and water pipe tobacco products. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Smokeless tobacco, water pipe tobacco and heat-not-burn tobacco are controlled under the Tobacco Business Act and taxed under the Tobacco Tax Act and other relevant laws. Smokeless tobacco, water pipe tobacco and heat-not-burn tobacco are controlled under the Tobacco Business Act and taxed under the Tobacco Tax Act and other relevant laws. Smokeless tobacco and heat-not-burn tobacco are controlled and taxed under the Tobacco Industries Act like other tobacco products. WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan تم السماح بادخال السجائر الالكترونية الى الاردن بالاضافة الى السماح لشركة فليب موريس بنشاء مصنع لانتاج منتجات التبغ المسخنة وقد تم انشاء وحدة لترخيص ومراقبة منتجات التبغ تابعة للمؤسسة العامة للغذاء والدواء وبتوجية من رئاسة الوزراء Regulations on e- cigarettes and Heated tobacco products for articles 9, 10 and 11 were issued twice in Jordan: first by the Jordan FDA as temporary regulations in August 2019 and a second time by the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization which issued HTPS ing December 2019 and which is still in process of developing new regulations for e-cigarettes. Regulations related to taxes were issued in April 2019 by Ministry of Finance. While all these regulations are being issued, e-cigarettes and HTPs are currently legally banned by Public Health Law 47. تم منع تداول واستخدام السجائر الالكترونية ومنع جهاز المدواخ ومادة الدوخة ووضع مواصفة قياسية خاصة للتبغ المعسل تم منع تداول واستخدام السجائر الالكترونية ومنع جهاز المدواخ ومادة الدوخة ووضع مواصفة قياسية خاصة للتبغ المعسل WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Kenya has banned the manufacture, importation, sale , consumption and TAPs on shisha (waterpipe tobacco) Kenya has banned the manufacture, importation, sale , consumption and TAPs on shisha (waterpipe tobacco) Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait Answer not provided Banning the import of e- cigarrets Banning the import of e- cigarrets WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided табак для кальяна, также как курение через кальян регулируется национальным законодательством, однако исполнение не удовлетворительное, так как слово "кальян" не было включено в национальный закон, что является основанием для лобби, бездымное табачное изделие - насвай должен также облагаться налогами, однако фискальные органы до сих пор не могут внести изменения , так как еще не нашли пути их администрирования из-за отсутствия легального производства, что требует законодательно запретит обращения насвая на территории Кыргызстана, однако потребители и сельскохозяйственные производители выступают против, что требует изучения опыта других стран. WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Water pipe tobacco product is not included in the Tobacco Control/decree and regulation except shisha. All forms of e-cigarettes are prohibited Water pipe tobacco product is not included in the Tobacco Control/decree and regulation except shisha. All forms of e-cigarettes are prohibited WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Sale of smokeless tobacco products is prohibited. Restriction regarding sale and use of novel tobacco products and ENDS/ENNDS are in line with restrictions applied to other tobacco products. Amendments were adopted in 2019, imposing a point of sales display ban on all tobacco products, herbal smoking products, ENDS, ENNDS, refill containers and their trade marks from October 2020. There are new types of products emerged on the market intended to nicotine delivering to consumer. Smokeless tobacco products are prohibited on national market. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lebanon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya www.seha.ly التشريعات قرار بشان مكافحة التدخين Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania In the Republic of Lithuania it is prohibited to sell tobacco for oral use, chewing tobacco and snuff. Selling other tobacco products and ENDS is forbidden to the minors. In the Republic of Lithuania it is prohibited to sell tobacco for oral use, chewing tobacco and snuff. Selling other tobacco products and ENDS is forbidden to the minors. To sell smokeless tobacco is forbidden in LT for everybody.The other tobacco products and ENDS It is forbidden to sell to the minors. There are restrictions on the use of all tobacco products. WHO European Region
Luxembourg Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar on a décidé de considérer les inhalateurs électroniques de nicotine et inhalateurs ne contenant pas de nicotine dans notre projet de loi antitabac Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives NONE NONE NONE WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali sensibilisation en cours sur lutilisation du tabac pipe à eau; re,forcement des mesures de contrôle Aucune politique pour ces tabacs dans notre pays Aucune politique pour ces tabac dans notre pays WHO African Region
Malta LN 67 transposing Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU regulates nicotine containing e-cigarettes. LN 67 transposing Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU regulates nicotine containing e-cigarettes. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania - - - WHO African Region
Mauritius Please note that smokeless tobacco products, ENDS, ENNDS and HTPs have entered the market illegally due to loopholes in our law and the same is being addressed in detail in our amendment to the existing tobacco legislations whereby enforcement actions are expected to redress the situation. The Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 2008 already bans the manufacture, importation and sale of tobacco products for use in connection with waterpipes in Mauritius. Our law also bans the sale, offer for sale or distribution of sweets, snacks, toys or any other object in the form of or which are likely to create an association with cigarettes or cigars. The amended law has taken on board all the above issues which will be banned in Mauritius. The new legislations also consider the innovations of TI. The Tobacco Regulations 2008 bans the manufacture, importation and sale of tobacco products for use in connection with a waterpipe in Mauritius. The legislation also bans the sale, offer for sale or distribution of sweet, snacks, toys or any other object in the form of, or which are likely to create an association with cigarettes or cigars. WHO African Region
Mexico El 19 de febrero de 2020, se publicó un decreto presidencial al respecto de la Modificación a la Tarifa de la Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importación y de Exportación en materia de Sistemas y Dispositivos Electrónicos de Administración de Nicotina y/u Otras sustancias y sus Accesorios. Con el decreto publicado queda prohibida la importación de los Sistemas Electrónicos de Administración de Nicotina (SEAN), Sistemas Similares Sin Nicotina (SSSN) y Sistemas Alternativos de Consumo de Nicotina (SACN) así como sus accesorios y complementos. Los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina, en especial el denominado "cigarro electrónico", está actualmente prohibidos en nuestro país. Sin embargo en 2015, prosperó el amparo de un particular contra dicha prohibición y logró un veredicto favorable en una de las Salas de la Suprema Corte de Justicia determinó anticonstitucional el artículo de la Ley General para el control del Tabaco que prohíbe la venta y comercialización de este producto. Esta resolución sólo ha sido a favor de un particular, sin embargo, si exhorta al legislativo a modificar la ley, para permitir el "mismo trato" que se le da al tabaco convencional. Los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina, en especial el denominado "cigarro electrónico", está actualmente prohibidos en nuestro país. Sin embargo en 2015, prosperó el amparo de un particular contra dicha prohibición y logró un veredicto favorable en una de las Salas de la Suprema Corte de Justicia determinó anticonstitucional el artículo de la Ley General para el control del Tabaco que prohíbe la venta y comercialización de este producto. Esta resolución sólo ha sido a favor de un particular, sin embargo, si exhorta al legislativo a modificar la ley, para permitir el "mismo trato" que se le da al tabaco convencional. WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) The smokeless tobacco in FSM is mainly on Betel Nut chewing with loose cigarettes. there is a gradual influx of vaping usage. Pohnpei and Kosrae State have implemented policies prohibiting the sell, possession and importation of such products. Chuuk and Yap have expressed interest in following suit. The smokeless tobacco in FSM is mainly on Betel Nut chewing with loose cigarettes. there is a gradual influx of vaping usage. The smokeless tobacco in FSM is mainly on Betel Nut chewing with loose cigarettes WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro Law refers on use of all tobacco products. Law refers on use of all tobacco products. Law refers on use of all tobacco products. WHO European Region
Myanmar Various kinds of SLT are used in Myanmar, especially in traditional and cultural events. Water pipes (shisha) and ENDs become popular among youths. Various kinds of SLT are used in Myanmar, especially in traditional and cultural events. Water pipes (shisha) and ENDs become popular among youths. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru the use of water pipe is new since the last report. Water pipe (shisha has been imported by the refugees being resettled into Nauru). Legislation amendments in tobacco regulations is still pending Report not provided the use of water pipe is new since the last report. Water pipe (shisha has been imported by the refugees being resettled into Nauru). WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands - The Netherlands has implemented the European Tobacco Products Directive in national law by May 20th 2016. - The Netherlands adopted an advertisement ban and legal age of 18 for Tobacco products for smoking, ENDS, ENNDS, and herbal products for smoking. - The Netherlands has implemented the new european Tobacco Directive in national law by May 20th 2016. - The Netherlands adapted an advertisement ban and legal age of 18. - The Netherlands is implementing the new european Tobacco Directive in national law by May 20th 2016. - The Netherlands adapted an advertisement ban and legal age of 18. WHO European Region
New Zealand Work is being undertaken to improve the regulatory framework for smokeless tobacco and vaping products. Some smokeless tobacco products are sold illegally - very small volumes. Water pipe tobacco is also used in very small volumes but its use appears to be increasing. The laws governing tobacco and medicines are imperfect for regulating e-cigarettes. Non-nicotine containing e-cigarettes can be sold legally. Nicotine e-cigarettes are sold illegally on the local market. Work is being undertaken to improve the regulatory framework for e cigarettes and e-liquid and emerging tobacco and nicotine-delivery products. Some smokeless tobacco products are sold illegally - very small volumes. Water pipe tobacco is also used in very small volumes but its use appears to be increasing. The laws governing tobacco and medicines are imperfect for regulating electronic cigarettes. Non-nicotine containing e-cigarettes can be sold legally. Nicotine e-cigarettes are sold illegally on the local market. Work is being undertaken to clarify the situation. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria Answer not provided The Nigeria 2015 Act addresses both smoke and smokeless forms of tobacco and tobacco products. The Honorable Minister of Health during the 2017 WNTD announced for immediate implementation the sales of smokeless tobacco in a minimum of 30 grams per pack. A work-plan for the implementation of this ban has been finalized. The Nigerias 2015 Act addresses both smoke and smokeless forms of tobacco and tobacco products. However, implementation is expected to improve as soon as the Regulations are in place. WHO African Region
Niue ENDS/ENNDS are regulated as tobacco products by definition under Section 4 of the Act Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Norway has regulation banning new tobacco or nicotine products. Water pipe tobacco (tobacco-based) and nicotine containing ENDS are banned based on this regulation. ENDS will be allowed at the Norwegian market when EU directive is implemented, probably 2018/19. Smokeless tobacco products have a specific health warning. Oral smokeless tobacco (snus) is covered by the plain packaging regulations. Norway has regulation banning new tobacco or nicotine products. Water pipe tobacco (tobacco-based) and nicotine containing ENDS are banned based on this regulation. ENDS will be allowed at the Norwegian market when EU directive is implemented, probably 2018/19. Smokeless tobacco products have a specific health warning. Oral smokeless tobacco (snus) is covered by the plain packaging regulations. Norway has regulation banning new tobacco or nicotine products. Water pipe tobacco (tobacco-based) and nicotine containing ENDS are banned based on this regulation. WHO European Region
Oman يوجد قانون يمنع استيراد وتداول التبغ غير المدخن إلا ان هناك كمية من التبغ غير المدخن تدخل عن طريق التهريب يتم حاليا عمل تحديث بلائحة اشتراطات الشيشة وتوحيدها لجميع البلديات حيث توجد حاليا لكل بلدية أشتراطات خاصة بها. تم حظر استيراد وتداول السيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية يوجد قانون يمنع استيراد وتداول التبغ غير المدخن إلا ان هناك كمية من التبغ غير المدخن تدخل عن طريق التهريب يتم حاليا عمل تحديث بلائحة اشتراطات الشيشة وتوحيدها لجميع البلديات حيث توجد حاليا لكل بلدية أشتراطات خاصة بها. تم حظر استيراد وتداول السيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية يوجد قانون يمنع استيراد وتداول التبغ غير المدخن إلا ان هناك كمية من التبغ غير المدخن تدخل عن طريق التهريب يتم حاليا عمل تحديث بلائحة اشتراطات الشيشة وتوحيدها لجميع البلديات حيث توجد حاليا لكل بلدية أشتراطات خاصة بها. تم حظر استيراد وتداول السيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Smokeless tobacco products (Naswar, Snuff, Tobacco Paan, Gutka, Manpuri etc) are available in Pakistan. Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002 prohibits its use at places of public work or use, in public transport vehicles. In order to protect youth from epidemic of Sheesha smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke, the Government of Pakistan banned the import of Sheesha (tobacco and non-tobacco) and related substances. We do not have any specific policy on ENDS and HTP , but existing law covers these products. Smokeless tobacco products (Naswar, Snuff, Tobacco Paan, Gutka, Manpuri etc) are available in Pakistan. Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002 prohibits its use at places of public work or use, in public transport vehicles. In order to protect youth from epidemic of Sheesha smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke, Government of Pakistan banned import of Sheesha (tobacco and non-tobacco) and related substances. Smokeless tobacco products (Naswar, Snuff, Tobacco Paan, Gutka, Manpuri etc) are available in Pakistan. Prohibition f Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002 prohibits its use at places of public work or use, in public transport vehicles. Moreover, prohibition of Sheesha (water pipe tobacco) use is also covered under this Ordinance. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau Electronic cigarettes are included in the definition of “tobacco” in our comprehensive tobacco control legislation RPPL 8-27. In 2019, specific legislation pertaining to ENDs/ENNDS and HTPs was presented to the Congress for consideration. Electronic cigarettes are included in the definition of “tobacco” in our comprehensive tobacco control legislation RPPL 8-27. Electronic cigarettes are included in the definition of “tobacco” in our comprehensive tobacco control legislation RPPL 8-27. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama En el caso de los productos de tabaco sin humo y pipas de agua, se aplica la misma reglamentación que para los cigarrillos y otros productos fumados de tabaco, es decir las disposiciones de la Ley 13 de 2008 y de los Decretos Ejecutivos 230 de 2008 y 611 de 2010. La Resolución 0953 de mayo de 2018 Declara Improcedente la Comercialización de Productos de Tabaco Calentados en la República de Panamá ya que no se cuenta con la evidencia científica que permita considerarlos inocuos o de beneficio para la salud de los consumidores. El Decreto 178 de 2018 Que modifica artículos del Decreto Ejecutivo 63 de 2003 que Crea el Concejo Nacional para la Salud sin Tabaco. En el caso de las pipas de agua se firmó la Resolución No. 0554 de 3 de marzo de 2018 emitida por la Dirección General de Salud Pública que indica que el instrumento pipas de agua, narguiles, hookans, cachimba o cualquier otra denominación que en el futuro se tenga son productos de tabaco y dicta otras disposiciones. Esta Resolución establece que estos instrumentos deben tener la siguiente advertencia sanitaria "Fumar puede causar la Muerte" y se deja claro que las pipas de agua y denominaciones similares son productos de tabaco. En cuanto a los SEAN y los SSSN, estos no son considerados productos de tabaco en ningún caso, como tampoco medicamentos "útiles para dejar de fumar" pues no existe evidencia científica contundente al respecto. Desde el 2009 esta prohibida su comercialización en el territorio nacional por cualquier medio o vía, mediante Resolución 660 de 2009 emitida por la Dirección General de Salud Pública (DIGESA), esta resolución fue derogada y sustituida por la Resolución 2742 de 2017 incluyéndose en esta prohibición las partes que componen estos productos de consumo. A finales del 2014, se prohibió su uso en los mismos lugares donde esta prohibido fumar, mediante Decreto Ejecutivo Nº 1838 de 5 de Diciembre de 2014 "Que prohíbe el uso de los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina, cigarrillos electrónicos, vaporizadores u otros dispositivos similares, con o sin nicotina". También se cuenta con una Resolución No. 0415 de 2016 emitida por DIGESA, que indica la obligatoriedad de la colocación de los letreros correspondientes sobre la prohibición de su uso. En el caso de estos dispositivos se han identificado algunos establecimientos que a pesar de la norma los comercializan, en estos se procede a la sanción correspondiente que incluye decomiso de los productos, así como suspensión temporal o permanente del establecimiento. También se aplican sanciones pecuniarias. Adicionalmente, existen personas que adquieren los dispositivos fuera del país, razón por la cual se prohibió su uso en sitios referidos en el artículo 5 de la Ley 13 de 2008. Se trabaja en forma permanente en la vigilancia y control de la comercialización y uso de estos dispositivos. La documentación se ubica en www.panamalibredetabaco.com y www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm En el caso de los productos de tabaco sin humo y pipas de agua, se aplica la misma reglamentación que para los cigarrillos y otros productos fumados de tabaco, es decir las disposiciones de la Ley 13 de 2008 y de los Decretos Ejecutivos 230 de 2008 y 611 de 2010. En el caso de las pipas de agua esta pendiente la firma de la resolución de la Dirección General de Salud Pública que indica que el instrumento "pipas de agua" debe tener la siguiente advertencia sanitaria "Fumar puede causar la Muerte" y se deja claro que las pipas de agua y denominaciones similares son productos de tabaco. En cuanto a los SEAN y los SSSN, estos no son considerados productos de tabaco en ningún caso, como tampoco medicamentos "útiles para dejar de fumar" pues no existe evidencia científica contundente al respecto. Desde el 2009 esta prohibida su comercialización en el territorio nacional por cualquier medio o vía, mediante Resolución 660 de 2009 emitida por la Dirección General de Salud Pública (DIGESA), esta resolución fue modificada por la Resolución 2742 de 2017 incluyéndose en esta prohibición las partes que componen estos productos de consumo. A finales del 2014, se prohibió su uso en los mismos lugares donde esta prohibido fumar, mediante Decreto Ejecutivo Nº 1838 de 5 de Diciembre de 2014 "Que prohíbe el uso de los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina, cigarrillos electrónicos, vaporizadores u otros dispositivos similares, con o sin nicotina". La documentación se ubica en www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm También se cuenta con una resolución de la DIGESA, que indica la obligatoriedad de la colocación de los letreros correspondientes sobre la prohibición de su uso. En el caso de estos dispositivos se han identificado algunos establecimientos que a pesar de la norma los comercializan, en estos se procede a la sanción correspondiente que incluye decomiso de los productos, así como suspensión temporal o permanente de establecimiento. También se aplican sanciones pecuniarias. Adicionalmente, existen personas que adquieren los dispositivos fuera del país, razón por la cual se prohibió su uso en sitios referidos en el artículo 5 de la Ley 13 de 2008. Se trabaja en forma permanente en la vigilancia y control de la comercialización y uso de estos dispositivos. En el caso de los productos de tabaco sin humo y pipas de agua, se aplica la misma reglamentación que para los cigarrillos y otros productos fumados de tabaco, es decir las disposiciones de la Ley 13 de 2008 y de los Decretos Ejecutivos 230 de 2008 y 611 de 2010. En el caso de las pipas de agua se esta trabajando una resolución de la Dirección General de Salud Pública que indica que el instrumento "pipas de agua" debe tener la siguiente advertencia sanitaria "Fumar puede causar la Muerte". La misma esta en etapa de perfeccionamiento para su respectiva firma y publicación en Gaceta Oficial. En cuanto a los SEAN y los SSSN, estos no son considerados productos de tabaco en ningún caso, como tampoco medicamentos "útiles para dejar de fumar" pues no existe evidencia científica contundente al respecto. Desde el 2009 esta prohibida su comercialización en el territorio nacional por cualquier medio o vía, mediante Resolución 666 de 2009 emitida por la Dirección General de Salud Pública (DIGESA). A finales del 2014, se prohibió su uso en los mismos lugares donde esta prohibido fumar, mediante Decreto de Gabinete Nº 1838 de 5 de Diciembre de 2014 "Que prohíbe el uso de los sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina, cigarrillos electrónicos, vaporizadores u otros dispositivos similares, con o sin nicotina". la documentación se adjunta en el compendio legislativo. También se cuenta con una resolución de la DIGESA, que indica la obligatoriedad de la colocación de los letreros correspondientes sobre la prohibición de su uso. En el caso de estos dispositivos se han identificado algunos establecimientos que a pesar de la norma los comercializan, por lo que se procede a la sanción correspondiente que incluye decomiso de los productos, así como cierre temporal o permanente de establecimiento según sea su dedicación exclusiva o no a la venta de estos productos. Adicionalmente, existen personas que adquieren los dispositivos fuera del país, razón por la cual se prohibición su uso en sitios referidos en el artículo 5 de la Ley 13 de 2008. Se trabaja en forma permanente en la vigilancia y control de la comercialización y uso de estos dispositivos. WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea The Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2016 indicated use of smokeless tobacco. There is a need to confirm this information as this is a new information to us. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2016 indicated use of smokeless tobacco. There is a need to confirm this information as this is a new information to us. Because there was none on market, they were not considered. May consider this in future WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay Resolución Ministerial Nº 630/19 Por la cual se establecen medidas sanitarias de protección a la salud de las personas en relación a los cigarrillos electronicos, vapeadores, vaporeadores y otros sistemas similares sin nicotina y sustancias utilizada para uso de los mismos en la ley 5538/15 ya están mencionados los productos calentados de tabaco, productos de tabaco sin humo Ninguna Ninguna WHO Region of the Americas
Peru A través del Ministerio de Economiza y Finanzas Perú, se ha emitido una norma que gravan todas las partidas de tabaco, incluyendo los productos de tabaco calentado, los cuales serán gravados con S/. 0,27 por unidad, un nivel similar al aplicado a los cigarrillos comunes Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines A national law was issued in February 2020 (Executive Order No. 106) which prohibits vaping except in designated smoking/vaping areas. It also regulates the sale, manufacture, marketing, distribution and importation of unregistered electronic nicotine devices and other novel tobacco products. Another feature of the law is the ban of selling e-cigarettes and other tobacco prodcuts to persons aged below 21 years old. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland Answer not provided After more than two years work on the Act Amending the Act on the protection of health against the consequences of tobacco use and tobacco, it was signed on 11 August 2016 by the President of the Republic of Poland, and officially published on 24 August 2016. The most important new regulations arising directly from the provisions of the Directive Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC as implemented are: •prohibiting the marketing of cigarettes with a characteristic flavour (except for menthol cigarettes, established in the Directive as a 6-year transition period, i.e. 2020); • introduction of the obligation to affix to tobacco packaging health warnings occupying 65% of the external area of the package; • obliging manufacturers or importers of tobacco products to provide a list of all ingredients used in the manufacture of tobacco products (the obligation applies to presenting a list of all additives used in a given year); • increase reporting requirements for manufacturers and importers of tobacco products regarding additives contained in the priority list, which will be developed by the European Commission; • labeling for unit packaging of tobacco products to record the movements of these packages, so that the movement and origin of tobacco products can be tracked; • mandating notification by manufacturers or importers (at the latest six months prior to the intended introduction to the national market) data on novel tobacco products and electronic cigarettes or containers; • a ban on advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes or containers; • the introduction of appropriate technical requirements for manufacturers and importers of electronic cigarettes or containers; • a ban on cross-border sales of tobacco products. • When working on the amendment of the law, Poland introduced the following regulations directly unrelated to the implemented provisions of the Directive: • ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to adolescents under 18 years of age; • introduction of text warnings at the locations of sales on the prohibition of the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 years of age; • reduction in the smoking of electronic cigarette analogous to the current ban on smoking tobacco in public places; • a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes or containers to persons engaged in medical activities, schools and educational institutions, sports and recreational facilities, and vending machines; • a ban on cross-border sales of electronic cigarettes or containers at a distance (e.g. via the Internet). It should also be noted that all proposed new regulations in the draft amendment to the Law amending the Law on the Protection of Health against the use of tobacco and tobacco products, including regulations on the prohibition of smoking electronic cigarettes in public places, have been unequivocally supported by the Members of the Public Health Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Office of the World Health Organization in Poland, members of the Board of the Polish Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, and representatives of the Council for Public Health. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal Portugal applies the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/CE of 3th april, of the Parliament and European Council. Regarding smokeless tobacco, according with this Directive, the placing on the market of tobacco for oral use is prohibited. Only products for chewing and inhaling are authorized. Electronic non nicotine delivery systems are not covered by the tobacco legislation. They are covered by the consumers protection legislation. Portugal applies the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/CE of 3th april, of the Parliament and European Council. Under this Directive eletronic cigarettes on the market will be regulated after 20th may 2016. Portugal applies the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/CE of 3th april, of the Parliament and European Council. Under this Directive eletronic cigarettes on the market will be regulated after 20th may 2016. WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea *E5 and E6 - Warning texts shall be labelled on all types of tobacco products including chewing tobacco, snus, and waterpipe tobacco, ENDS, and HTPs (Please refer to the answer of C2515) - Health Promotion Fund has been imposed on tobacco products other than cigarette including ENDS, smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe tobacco, and HTPs. (Please refer to the answer of B83 and B84) - In case of ENNDS, if the product is approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (previously Korea Food and Drug Administration) as Quasi-Drug product, it can be advertised and sold in domestic market as a smoking cessation device. - Regulations applied to cigarette also apply to the HTPs, including similar tax level and structure, banning use of product in non-smoking areas, implementing health warnings on packages, etc. *E5 and E6 - Warning texts shall be labelled on all types of tobacco products including chewing tobacco, snus, and waterpipe tobacco, ENDS, and HTPs (Please refer to the answer of C2515) - Health Promotion Fund has been imposed on tobacco products other than cigarette including ENDS, smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe tobacco, and HTPs. (Please refer to the answer of B83 and B84) - In case of ENNDS, if the product is approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (previously Korea Food and Drug Administration) as Quasi-Drug product, it can be advertised and sold in domestic market as a smoking cessation device. - Regulations applied to cigarette also apply to the HTPs, including similar tax level and structure, banning use of product in non-smoking areas, implementing health warnings on packages, etc. *E5 and E6 - Warning texts shall be labelled on ENDS and smokeless tobacco products including chewing tobacco, snus, and waterpipe tobacco. (Please refer to the answer of C2515) - Health Promotion Fund has been imposed on tobacco products other than cigarette including ENDS, smokeless tobacco products and waterpipe tobacco. (Please refer to the answer of B83 and B84) - In case of ENNDS, if the product is approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (previously Korea Food and Drug Administration) as Quasi-Drug product, it can be advertised and sold in domestic market as a smoking cessation device. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Согласно подпункту "г" пункта 1 части 1 статьи 16 Федерального закона от 23.02.2013 N 15-ФЗ "Об охране здоровья граждан от воздействия окружающего табачного дыма и последствий потребления табака" запрещено наименование ENDS в качестве "электронных "сигарет", поскольку запрещены использование и имитация табачного изделия при производстве других видов товаров, не являющихся табачными изделиями, при оптовой и розничной торговле такими товарами. Report not provided Согласно статье Федеральному закону от 23.02.2013 N 15-ФЗ "Об охране здоровья граждан от воздействия окружающего табачного дыма и последствий потребления табака" запрещено брендирование ENDS как электронных "сигарет", поскольку запрещены использование и имитация табачного изделия при производстве других видов товаров, не являющихся табачными изделиями, при оптовой и розничной торговле такими товарами WHO European Region
Rwanda Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia All types of tobacco smoke are addressed in the Public Health (Smoking Control) Amendment, 2019. Smoking and emissions are addressed. All types of tobacco smoke are addressed in the Draft Public Health Amendment for Smoking Control Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa The new definition of "tobacco product" under the Tobacco Control Amendment 2019 includes ENDS and ENNDS but none of the above listed tobacco product available at the local market. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia Answer not provided Smokeless tobacco and ENDS/ENNDS are not available legally according to the law it is prohibited to be available in the markets. However there are health education campaigns regarding those products. تبغ الشيشه يخضع للائحه الخليجيه لمنتجات التبغ Smokeless tobacco and ENDS/ENNDS are not available legally according to the law it is prohibited to be available in the markets. However there are health education campaigns regarding those products. تبغ الشيشه يخضع للائحه الخليجيه لمنتجات التبغ WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Pour les besoins de la coordination, le Ministère de la Santé et de lAction Sociale et ses partenaires : le Ministère de lintérieur ( Forces de défense et de sécurité), celui du commerce , des finances ( douanes ) affaires étrangères, de la communication et tous les acteurs de la société civile qui sactivent dans le domaine de la lutte anti-tabac ont mis en place un Comité national de Lutte contre le Tabac (CNLT) composé de trois commissions afin daccompagner le PNLT dans ses missions régaliennes. Mais des ressources sont nécessaires pour son fonctionnement. Pour les besoins de la coordination, le Ministère de la Santé et de laction Sociale et ses partenaires : le Ministère de lintérieur ( Forces de défense et de sécurité), celui du commerce , des finances ( douanes ) affaires étrangères, de la communication et tous les acteurs de la société civile qui sactivent dans le domaine de la lutte anti-tabac ont mis en place un Comité national de Lutte contre le Tabac (CNLT) composé de trois commissions afin daccompagner le PNLT dans ses missions régaliennes. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia Water pipe tobacco is regulated under the Law on Tobacco (2005), as other tobacco products. E-cigarettes, their parts and liquids as well as other products that represent or replace cigarettes is included in the Law on Advertising (2016). Advertising of these products is regulated in the same way as other tobacco products. Heated tobacco products have been on the market in Serbia since 2017, and all provision in the Law on Tobacco, Law on Advertising and Law on Protection of Citizens from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke should be applied. Water pipe tobacco is regulated under the Law on Tobacco (2005), as other tobacco products. E-cigarettes, their parts and liquids as well as other products that represent or replace cigarettes is recently included in the Law on Advertising (2016). Advertising of these products is regulated in the same way as other tobacco products. The Law will enter into force on May 6, 2016. Smokeless tobacco products are not available at the market in Serbia. IQOS has been on the market in Serbia since 2017, and all provision in the Law on Tobacco, Law on Advertising and Law on Protection of Citizens from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke can be applied. Water pipe tobacco is regulated in the Law on Tobacco (2005), as other tobacco products. E-cigarettes, their parts and liquids as well as other products that represent or replace cigarettes is recently included in the Law on Advertising (2016). Advertising of these products is regulated in the same way as other tobacco products. The Law will enter into force on May 6, 2016. Smokeless tobacco products are not available at the market in Serbia. WHO European Region
Seychelles Electronic cigarettes are banned in Seychelles since 2010.. A regulation on ANDS including ENDS and ENNDS is currenlty being developed. Electronic cigarettes are banned in Seychelles since 2010.. A regulation on ENDS and ENNDS is curerenlty being developed. Electrnoic cigarettes are banned in Seychelles since 2010.. WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Answer not provided There was a National Tobacco Control Strategic Plan 2011-2016; National NCDs Strategic Plan & such policies but the current draft legislation is taking care of the areas. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore The above products are prohibited under the TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (PROHIBITED TOBACCO PRODUCTS) regulations 2014 https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL/TCASA1993-S769-2014?DocDate=20180131 The above products are prohibited under the TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) (PROHIBITED TOBACCO PRODUCTS) regulations 2014 https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL/TCASA1993-S769-2014?DocDate=20180131 Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Smoking of water pipe we have forbidden as well as banned of smoking others tobacco products in public places. Since 2017 we introduced an excise duty for heated tobbaco products in the level of excise tax on tobacco. Smoking of water pipe we have forbidden as well as banned of smoking others tobacco products in public places. Smoking of water pipe we have forbidden as well as banned of smoking others tobacco products in public places. WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Regarding the smokeless tobacco products, water pipe tobacco and ENDS Slovenia has transposed the European Union Tobacco and Related Products Directive 2014/40/EU. Besides that in Slovenia it is banned to use water pipe tobacco, ENDS and ENNDS in enclosed public places and workplaces. All provisions that apply to tobacco products, apply also to water pipe tobacco, ENDS and ENNDS (i.e. ban on selling to minors, comprehensive ban on advertising, promotion, sponsorship and donations including a display ban, licencing...) Answer not provided WHO European Region
Solomon Islands The smokeless tobacco that people are using now is just taken from cigarette rolls and chewed mainly with betel nut. But this will be a very low portion of the smoking population. We do not sell smokeless tobacco products nor do we have water pipe tobacco or ENDS. The smokeless tobacco that people are using now is just taken from cigarette rolls and chewed mainly with betel nut. We do not sell smokeless tobacco products nor do we have water pipe tobacco or ENDS. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa South Africa regulates the labeling of smokeless tobacco products. Currently amending the Tobacco Products Control Act. South Africa regulates the labeling of smokeless tobacco products. Currently amending the Tobacco Products Control Act. South Africa regulates the labeling of smokeless tobacco products. Currently amending the Tobacco Products Control Act. WHO African Region
Spain Dentro de la categoría de productos de tabaco sin humo se prohíbe la comercialización de tabaco de uso oral aunque existe algún producto de tabaco sin humo (tabaco de mascar) comercializado. Tanto su comercialización como su consumo son marginales. La prohibición se encuentra establecida en el artículo 25 del Real Decreto 579/2017, de 9 de junio. https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2017/06/09/579 Se ha incluido en la regulación como productos relacionados con el tabaco, a los productos a base de hierbas que se fuman en pipas de agua. Durante los años 2018-2019, se han experimentado agresivas campañas de promoción de los productos de tabaco calentado y de los SEAN. No se ha podido hacer frente a esta situación de manera adecuada para los SEAN, debido a la falta de adaptación de la normativa actual, situación que se pretende corregir con la modificación legislativa a realizar según lo indicado en la casilla E1. Respecto al tabaco calentado, ha sido necesario elaborar un informe sobre las consideraciones legales y sanitarias, junto con una infografía explicativa, en respuesta a las tácticas comerciales de la industria que han creado confusión entre la población. Link a los documentos: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/docs/Informe_productos_tabaco_calentado.pdf https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/docs/Infografia_productos_tabaco_calentado.pdf Además, se alcanzó un acuerdo de todas las autoridades sanitarias que fijó los criterios a aplicar a estas categorías de productos bajo el título "Productos del tabaco y relacionados: Implicación de su consumo en salud pública" http://www.msssi.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/docs/Acuerdo_Productos_Tabaco.pdf Dentro de la categoría de productos de tabaco sin humo se prohíbe la comercialización de tabaco de uso oral aunque existe algún producto de tabaco sin humo (tabaco de mascar) comercializado. Tanto su comercialización como su consumo son marginales. Se ha incluido en la regulación como productos relacionados con el tabaco, a los productos a base de hierbas que se fuman en pipas de agua. Durante el año 2014 se experimentó un auge de la oferta de dispositivos SEAN en tiendas especializadas que posteriormente se ha reducido mucho en 2015 al no ser respaldado por el consumo de la población. Se han establecido limitaciones específicas para estos dispositivos en relación a su consumo en determinados espacios como son los centros y dependencias de las Administraciones públicas, los centros, servicios y establecimientos sanitarios, en los centros docentes y formativos, en los medios de transporte público urbano e interurbano y en los recintos de los parques infantiles. También se han establecido una serie de limitaciones a la publicidad en línea con lo establecido en la Directiva 2014/40/UE mediante la modificación a la Ley 28/2005 realizada en 2017. También se ha actuado en relación al "tabaco calentado", que ha aparecido recientemente en el mercado, y en general a los productos relacionados con el tabaco, mediante el acuerdo alcanzado en el Consejo Interterritorial de febrero de 2018 http://www.msssi.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/docs/Acuerdo_Productos_Tabaco.pdf Dentro de la categoría de productos de tabaco sin humo se prohíbe la comercialización de tabaco de uso oral aunque existe algún producto de tabaco sin humo (tabaco de mascar) comercializado. Tanto su comercialización como su consumo son marginales. Durante el año 2014 se experimentó un auge de la oferta de dispositivos SEAN en tiendas especializadas que posteriormente se ha reducido mucho en 2015 al no ser respaldado por el consumo de la población. Se han establecido limitaciones específicas para estos dispositivos en relación a su consumo en determinados espacios como son los centros y dependencias de las Administraciones públicas, los centros, servicios y establecimientos sanitarios, en los centros docentes y formativos, en los medios de transporte público urbano e interurbano y en los recintos de los parques infantiles. También se han establecido una serie de limitaciones a la publicidad en función de su horario de emisión en los medios de comunicación o de su población de destino y con el objetivo de la protección de los menores. Una vez se trasponga la Directiva 2014/40/UE se establecerá una limitación total a la publicidad de los SEAN WHO European Region
Sri Lanka - Started a national study on smokeless tobacco - Started a national study on smokeless tobacco - Started a national study on smokeless tobacco WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname According to Article 13 of the Tobacco Law SB no 39 2013 - It is prohibited for everyone to represent, imitate, sell or let sell products, which are similar to, or meant to be similar to, tobacco and/ or tobacco products. - It is prohibited for everyone to import, distribute, sell or let sell electronic cigarettes. According to Article 13 of the Tobacco Law SB no 39 2013: - It is prohibited for everyone to represent, imitate, sell or let sell products, which are similar to, or meant to be similar to, tobacco and/ or tobacco products. - It is prohibited for everyone to import, distribute, sell or let sell electronic cigarettes. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden HTPs are covered by the ordinary tobacco regulation. A governmental investigation will, among other things, make suggestions on how to regulate novel products including tobacco free nicotine pouches. Tobacco free nicotine pouches are covered by tax measures since 1 July 2018, but is not covered by other tobacco regulations at this moment. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand Thailand prohibits import, sale and services of water pipe tobacco, electronic water pipe, ENDS, ENNDS and HTP. Water pipe tobacco and ENDS are prohibited from importation , sale and service according to Ministry of Commerce and Committee of Consumer Protection regulation. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo LA LOI ANTITABAC DU TOGO A DES DISPOSITION VIS A VIS DE LUTILISATION DES SES DIVERS PRODUITS LA LOI ANTITABAC DU TOGO A DES DISPOSITION VIS A VIS DE LUTILISATION DES SES DIVERS PRODUITS LA LOI ANTITABAC DU TOGO A DES DISPOSITION VIS A VIS DE LUTILISATION DES SES DIVERS PRODUITS WHO African Region
Tonga Since ENDS/ENNDS already available in Tonga, it is already in the agenda of the Tobacco Control Unit to be considered in further amendments of the TCA. Since ENDS/ENNDS already available in Tonga, it is already in the agenda of the Tobacco Control Unit to be considered in further amendments of the TCA. Since ENDS/ENNDS already available in Tonga, it is already in the agenda of the Tobacco Control Unit to be considered in further amendments of the TCA. WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago TTO is concerned about these products entering the market (especially use by young persons) and as such discussions have been held with the necessary authorities regarding any amendment of the current local legislation to ensure the new and emerging products are adequately addressed in this legislation,especially e-cigarettes and vaping devices. We are concerned about these products entering the market, and have engaged resources into conducting a situational analysis on the usage of these products in TTO. Smokeless tobacco represents <1.0% of the market We are concerned about these products entering the market, and have engaged resources into conducting a situational analysis on the usage of these products in TTO. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia La Douane tunisienne fournit beaucoup defforts en matière de lutte contre le commerce illicite du tabac et des produits du tabac y compris les inhalateurs électroniques Le Ministère de la santé en collaboration avec la Douane et le Ministère du commerce procèdent à la préparation de la ratification du protocole délimination du commerce illicite du tabac et des produits du tabac La Douane tunisienne fournit beaucoup defforts en matière de lutte contre le commerce illicite du tabac et des produits du tabac y compris les inhalateurs électroniques Le Ministère de la santé en collaboration avec la Douane et le Ministère du commerce procèdent à la préparation de la ratification du protocole délimination du commerce illicite du tabac et des produits du tabac Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey As of February 25, 2020 importing of electronic devices, components, spare parts, solutions, etc. used for the consumption of all kinds of tobacco products, whether or not containing nicotine is prohibited. With or without tobacco, products imitating tobacco products (like ENDS;electronic cigarettes, herbal waterpipe) are considered as tobacco products With or without tobacco, products imitating tobacco products (like ENDS;electronic cigarettes, herbal waterpipe) are considered as tobacco products WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ukraine Smoking of water pipe and ENDs is prohibited in the same places as cigarettes and other tobacco products. Smoking of water pipe and ENDs is prohibited in the same places as cigarettes and other tobacco products. Smoking of water pipe and ENDs is prohibited in the same places as cigarettes and other tobacco products. WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates القانون الوطني لمكافحة التبغ 15/2009 وكذلك لائحته التب تتضمن حضر ادخال اي نوع من انواع التبغ ما لم يكن له مواصفه قياسيه معتمده لا توجد مواصفه قياسيه معتمدة في دوله الإمارات لكل من التبغ عديم الدخان او السيجاره الإلكترونيه او ماشبهها كذلك تم اصدار قرار محلي بحضر تداول السيجاره الإكترونيه وتخالف وزاره الداخليه والبلديات استخدام اي نوع من انواع التبغ الممضوغ القانون الوطني لمكافحة التبغ 15/2009 وكذلك لائحته التب تتضمن حضر ادخال اي نوع من انواع التبغ ما لم يكن له مواصفه قياسيه معتمده لا توجد مواصفه قياسيه معتمدة في دوله الإمارات لكل من التبغ عديم الدخان او السيجاره الإلكترونيه او ماشبهها كذلك تم اصدار قرار محلي بحضر تداول السيجاره الإكترونيه وتخالف وزاره الداخليه والبلديات استخدام اي نوع من انواع التبغ الممضوغ Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Electronic cigarettes are regulated under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. They are covered under the EU Tobacco Products Directive which has been transposed into UK law and covered in the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Los productos de tabaco sin humo y el tabaco para pipas de agua están comprendidos en la ley 18256 que aplica a todos los productos de tabaco, con y sin humo. La comercialización e importación de los SEAN/SSSN está prohibida en Uruguay desde el año 2009. Los productos de tabaco calentado quedan incluidos en la prohibición de comercialización e importacion de dispositivos electrónicos para fumar. Los productos de tabaco sin humo y el tabaco para pipas de agua están comprendidos en la ley 18256 que aplica a todos los productos de tabaco, con y sin humo. La comercialización e importación de los SEAN/SSSN está prohibida en Uruguay desde el año 2009. Los productos de tabaco sin humo y el tabaco para pipas de agua están comprendidos en la ley 18256 que aplica a todos los productos de tabaco, con y sin humo. La comercialización e importación de los SEAN/SSSN está prohibida en Uruguay desde el año 2009. WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided В статье 3 Закона Республики Узбекистан «Об ограничении распространения и употребления алкогольной и табачной продукции» указано, что табачная продукция - любая продукция, изготовленная из табака или его заменителя. Данное определение включает в себе все виды табачных изделий, включая бездымные табачные изделия, табак для кальянов, электронные сигареты. Таким образом, законодательная и нормативно-правовая база распространяется не только на сигареты, но и на другие виды табачных изделий. Однако на практике ситуация не простая. Согласно законодательству Узбекистана насвай является нелегальным продуктом, т.к. деятельность по производству и торговлю насваем не лицензируется и данный продукт не зарегистрирован уполномоченными государственными органами. Несмотря на это насвай производится кустарным способом, свободно продается индивидуальными предпринимателями и физическими лицами на рынках, в ларьках и на улицах. В последние годы отмечается рост популярности кальяна, особенно, среди молодежи. Употребление кальяна в основном продвигают владельцы ресторанов, кафе. Ожидается, что внедрение мониторинга исполнения положений законодательных актов по запрету употребления табачной продукции в общественных местах заставляет отказаться владельцев ресторанов, кафе от продвижения кальяна посетителям и снижает его популярность. WHO European Region
Vanuatu Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela La República Bolivariana de venezuela emitió una Alerta Sanitaria donde establece la Prohibición de Venta de Cigarrillos Electrónicos en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen ما يخص تبغ الشيشة فهو مشمول ضمن اللائحة الخاصة ببطاقات التبغ المذكورة آنفاً كذلك يوجد مشروع قرار منذ سنوات في وزارة الصناعة والتجارة يخص منع وحظر استيراد وبيع التبغ الممضوغ والسيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية ولكنه تعثر حتى الآن بسبب الحرب والأزمة السياسية الراهنة ما يخص تبغ الشيشة فهو مشمول ضمن اللائحة الخاصة ببطاقات التبغ المذكورة آنفاً كذلك يوجد مشروع قرار منذ سنوات في وزارة الصناعة والتجارة يخص منع وحظر استيراد وبيع التبغ الممضوغ والسيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية ولكنه تعثر حتى الآن بسبب الحرب والأزمة السياسية الراهنة ما يخص تبغ الشيشة فهو مشمول ضمن اللائحة الخاصة ببطاقات التبغ المذكورة آنفاً كذلك يوجد مشروع قرار منذ شهور في وزارة الصناعة والتجارة يخص منع وحظر استيراد وبيع التبغ الممضوغ والسيجارة والشيشة الالكترونية ولكنه تعثر حتى الآن بسبب الحرب والأزمة السياسية الراهنة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided There is need for new legislation to take into account issues raised in E5 and E6 WHO African Region
Zimbabwe In the previous report there was no evident use of water pipe tobacco and ENDS/ENNDS. But currently these tobacco products are available. Although the Country has not adopted and implemented any policy or regulation that is specific to the mentioned tobacco products. In the previous report there was no evident use of water pipe tobacco and ENDS/ENNDS. But currently these tobacco products are available. Although the Country has not adopted and implemented any policy or regulation that is specific to the mentioned tobacco products. Answer not provided WHO African Region
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