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AMERICAS

COUNTRIES

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

ARGENTINA

Disposición N° 3226/2011, May 2011 Blanket ban on the advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes, effective May 6, 2011.

BARBADOS

BERMUDA

Proposal June 2015 Tobacco Control Bill 2015 To ban e-cig advertising, promotion and sponsorship

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

RETAILING

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS

TAXATION

It was reported on August 22, 2012 that the Barbados Ministry of Health has decided to categorize electronic cigarettes as normal cigarettes so as to ban their sales to and by minors.

It was reported on August 22, 2012 that the Barbados Ministry of Health has decided to categorize electronic cigarettes as normal cigarettes so as to ban their use in public places where smoking is already banned.

It was reported on August 22, 2012 that the Barbados Ministry of Health has decided to categorize electronic cigarettes as normal cigarettes so as to tax the product at the same level as regular cigarettes.

Proposal June 2015 Tobacco Control Bill 2015

Proposal June 2015 Tobacco Control Bill 2015

Disposición N° 3226/2011, May 2011 Blanket ban on the import, distribution and sale of ecigarettes, effective May 6, 2011.

To ban e-cig sales to minors and at the premises of health care facilities; educational facilities; day care facilities and preschools; government buildings; and sports, athletic or recreational facilities. To ban the display of e-cigs

To ban vaping in certain public places

COUNTRIES

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

BERMUDA (Continued)

BRAZIL

Proíbe a fabricação, a comercialização, a distribuição e a propaganda de produtos nacionais e importados, de qualquer natureza, bem como embalagens, destinados ao público infantojuvenil, reproduzindo a forma de cigarros e similares, December 2013 The advertising and promotion of e-cigs are banned

CANADA

On March 27, 2009, Health Canada issued an advisory that called for the immediate cessation of advertising of electronic smoking products containing nicotine, as well as cartridges of nicotine solutions and related products.

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

Proíbe a fabricação, a comercialização, a distribuição e a propaganda de produtos nacionais e importados, de qualquer natureza, bem como embalagens, destinados ao público infantojuvenil, reproduzindo a forma de cigarros e similares, December 2013 The production or importation of ecigs is banned

Nicotine-free ecigs are regulated under the Canada Consumer Products Safety Act.

RETAILING by means of a counter-top display, in places accessible to customers, or within 3 meters of confectionary, snacks, toys and other products that may be appealing to minors

Proíbe a fabricação, a comercialização, a distribuição e a propaganda de produtos nacionais e importados, de qualquer natureza, bem como embalagens, destinados ao público infantojuvenil, reproduzindo a forma de cigarros e similares, December 2013 The sale of ecigs is banned

On March 27, 2009, Health Canada issued an advisory that called for the immediate cessation of sales or importation of electronic smoking products containing nicotine, as well as cartridges of nicotine solutions and related products.

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS

TAXATION

COUNTRIES

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

RETAILING

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS

The Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Health in March 2015 released a report that calls on the Federal government to establish a new legislative framework for regulating e-cigs and other vapor products, which should restrict advertising and promotion, and cross branding.

The Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Health report recommends child-proof packaging and that all packaging clearly and accurately indicate the concentration of nicotine and contain appropriate safety warnings about the product.

The Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Health report recommends the establishment of maximum levels of nicotine in eliquid or vapour; establishment of standards relating to the safety of all components of electronic cigarettes; ingredient disclosure requirements; and a ban on "youth-friendly" flavorings in eliquid.

The Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Health report recommends a ban on the sale of vapor products to persons under the age of 18.

The Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Health report recommends banning vaping in Federally regulated public places.

Proposal 6.1.15 The NonSmoker Health Protection Amendment Act Manitoba Vaping would be banned in enclosed pubic places and workplaces, including work vehicles.

MANITOBA

Proposal 6.1.15 The Non-Smoker Health Protection Amendment Act Manitoba POS advertising, advertising in premises accessible to minors, and billboard advertising of ecigs would be prohibited.

Proposal 6.1.15 The Non-Smoker Health Protection Amendment Act Manitoba The sale of ecigs to minors would be prohibited. The display of ecigs at POS should not be visible from outside. Vendors, however, may display, in the prescribed manner, signs listing the products available and their prices.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Proposal 5.29.15 Tobacco And Electronic Cigarette Sales Act New Brunswick POS advertising, promotion and display of e-cigs

Proposal 5.29.15 Tobacco And Electronic Cigarette Sales Act New Brunswick Sale of e-cigs to anyone aged below 19 and

TAXATION

COUNTRIES

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS would be banned

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

RETAILING through vending machines would be banned.

Proposal 10.24.2014 Nova Scotia To add e-cigs to definition of tobacco products in Smoke Free Places Act so that their use can be banned in public places

NOVA SCOTIA

Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015 Ontario No person can sell or offer to sell prohibited flavoured e-cigs at retail.

ONTARIO

Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015 Ontario Anyone buying e-cigs will have to be 19 or older starting January 1, 2016. It will be illegal to display e-cigs in a manner that will allow customers to view or handle them before purchase. It will be illegal to sell e-cigs in hospitals, health facilities and pharmacies. Vending machine sales of e-cigs is prohibited.

PEI

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS

Proposal 6.9.15 A Bill to Amend the Tobacco Sales and Access Act PEI Advertising and promotion of ecigs would be banned.

Proposal 6.9.15 A Bill to Amend the Tobacco Sales and Access Act PEI Ban e-cig sales to anyone aged below 19.

Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015 Ontario Vaping is banned in public places where smoking is already prohibited. Vaping is also banned in vehicles carrying a child aged below 16.

TAXATION

COUNTRIES

QUEBEC

CHILE

COSTA RICA

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

RETAILING

Proposal 5.5.15 Bill No. 44 Quebec To ban sale of ecigs and other NCPs to minors

Proposal 05.24.2010 Outright ban on electronic cigarettes (Status – still pending) General Law on Tobacco Control, March 2012

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS

Proposal 5.5.15 Bill No. 44 Quebec To ban vaping in certain indoor and outdoor public areas and in vehicles carrying children aged below 16

The sale of ecigs is banned. HONDURAS

Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco, June 2010 The use of ecigs is prohibited in public places. General Law on Tobacco Control, May 2008

MEXICO

Sale and importation of e-cigs banned as of August 2008 PANAMA

Resolution N° 660 of August 2009 Relating to Electronic Cigarettes Outright ban on e-cigs

TAXATION

COUNTRIES PUERTO RICO

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

LABELING/ PACKAGING

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION

RETAILING

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS Para enmendar el inciso (a) del Artículos 2 de la Ley Núm. 40 de 3 de agosto de 1993,según enmendada, conocida como “Ley Para Reglamentar la Práctica de Fumar enLugares Públicos”, a los fines de aclarar la definición de fumar, April 2011 The use of ecigs is banned in public places where smoking is already prohibited.

SURINAME

Tobacco Control Act, Wet Van Houdende Regels Ter Beperking Van Het Gebruik Van Tabak En Tabaksproduc ten, February 2013 Ban on sale and importation of e-cigs

TAXATION

COUNTRIES

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

LABELING/ PACKAGING

UNITED STATES

Currently there are no Federal restrictions, but the FDA on 24 April 2014 proposed rules to extend its oversight to ecigs, which would prohibit the distribution of free samples; and prohibit health claims in any advertising

Currently there are no Federal restrictions, but the FDA on 24 April 2014 proposed rules to extend its oversight to e-cigs, which would require a warning label stating that nicotine is addictive

URUGUAY

Resolución Del 23 De Noviembre De 2009 Por La Que Se Prohibió La Comercialización, Importación Y Registro Como Marca Y Publicidad De Cualquier Dispositivo Electrónico Para Fumar, Conocidos Como, September 2010 Advertising of ecigs is illegal

VENEZUELA

The Government of Venezuela has threatened fines of up to $8,400 for those who promote electronic cigarettes

PRODUCT CONTENT/PROD UCTION Currently there are no Federal restrictions, but the FDA on 24 April 2014 proposed rules to extend its oversight to ecigs, which would require manufacturers to register with the FDA and list the ingredients in their products.

RETAILING Several States and municipalities have banned the sale of e-cigs to minors in the absence of Federal restrictions. The FDA on 24 April 2014 proposed rules to extend its oversight to ecigs, which would ban the sale of the devices to anyone aged below 18; and forbid vending machine sales except in adultonly venues.

Resolución Del 23 De Noviembre De 2009 Por La Que Se Prohibió La Comercialización, Importación Y Registro Como Marca Y Publicidad De Cualquier Dispositivo Electrónico Para Fumar, Conocidos Como, September 2010 The importation and sale of ecigs are banned

Ban on e-cig sales The Government of Venezuela has threatened fines of up to $8,400 for those who distribute electronic cigarettes

VAPING RESTRICTIO NS Several States and municipalities have imposed restrictions or bans on the use of ecigarettes in indoor public areas where smoking is already prohibited

TAXATION

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