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The laws in respect of e-cigarettes are quite confusing in Brunei. E-cigarettes are classified as tobacco imitation products and their sale and importation is prohibited by the Tobacco Order (2005). Fines for importation or sale of e-cigarettes can be $5,000 -$10,000. Use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in certain public places and on public transportation as listed in the Tobacco Order. Use of an e-cigarette is permitted in areas that permit smoking tobacco, however it is illegal to purchase an e-cigarette or bring one into the country. Nicotine preparations above 7.5 percent are classified as poisons and the Poisons Act stipulates that a license/permit from the Pharmacy Enforcement Unit of the Ministry of Health must be obtained before a person can import, possess for sale or offer for sale any poison. If a person is found using an e-cigarette in places where smoking is prohibited, they can be fined the equivalent of $300 for the first offence and $500 for the second and all subsequent offences.Products can be found in stores throughout the country even though it's technically illegal to sell them.
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Banned [1, 2, 3, 4]
As tobacco products
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
As medicinal products
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Comments

4. Laws around sale of ecigarettes are confusing and can seem contradictory. Products can be found in stores throughout the country even though it's technically illegal to sell them

General use and availability
Legal to use
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to sell e-cigarette device
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to sell nicotine
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to import device - trade
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Comments

4. Laws around sale of ecigarettes are confusing and can seem contradictory. Products can be found in stores throughout the country even though it's technically illegal to sell them

Health
Legal restrictions on vaping in public places
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Comments

4. Laws around sale of ecigarettes are confusing and can seem contradictory. Products can be found in stores throughout the country even though it's technically illegal to sell them

Products
Restrictions on nicotine content
Yes [1, 2, 3, 4]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Comments

4. Laws around sale of ecigarettes are confusing and can seem contradictory. Products can be found in stores throughout the country even though it's technically illegal to sell them

Notes on methodology & limitations

Data has been collected from a range of sources which are openly available online, such as vaping information/regulation websites & direct from country's legislation where available. In a few instances information has been included which was received from individuals specialising in the field. The regulatory picture changes frequently and these data boxes show the situation at time of going to press. This website will be updated as/when new regulatory information is received. There are gaps in the data available - readers are invited to send in updated information to the GSTHR team.

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