Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand in the ASEAN region have banned electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Elsewhere about 30 countries have either banned or restricted e-cigarettes. A handful of countries – United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand allow e-cigarettes as a cessation device. These countries also allow advertising of these products and for their easy accessibility. Countries that allow e-cigarettes have advanced tobacco control measures, do not have street vendors selling cigarettes and are efficient in providing cessation services.
The snapshot will give you brief information about updated situation on e-cigarettes and policy recommendation at international and national level against tobacco industry tactics using e-cigarettes as a pathway to attract new customers and mislead the public that e-cigarettes are safe. The compilation table of updated academic studies focusing on e-cigarettes in different dimensions is enclosed with the snapshot to provide you a more comprehensive and reliable information on e-cigarettes worldwide.