Uzbekistan Introduces Regulations for Vapes and Heated Tobacco Products

Uzbekistan Vape Regulations Heated Tobacco

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan has taken a significant step towards regulating the vape and heated tobacco market in the country. On May 18, the cabinet approved Resolution No. 290, which establishes the Technical Regulation on Tobacco Products, setting forth requirements for vapes and heated tobacco.

According to the new regulation, the volume of nicotine-containing liquid in disposable vapes must not exceed 5 ml, while cartridges for vapes are limited to 2 ml. Bottles containing nicotine-containing liquid are restricted to a maximum of 10 ml. These limits are in addition to the existing cap on nicotine content in vape liquids, which is set at 20 mg per 1 ml.

The Technical Regulation also includes a list of substances that are prohibited for use in vape liquids, such as diacetyl, vitamins C and E, vitamin E acetate, caffeine, taurine, guarana, and others. This measure aims to ensure the safety of vape products by banning potentially harmful ingredients.

In an effort to raise awareness about the potential consequences of using vape products, the regulation mandates that vape packaging must feature “scary pictures” that warn consumers about nicotine addiction and other possible health risks. Similar requirements have been established for heated tobacco products as well.

Furthermore, all vapes and heated tobacco products in Uzbekistan will be subject to mandatory certification, confirming their safety and quality before they are released into the market. This process provides an additional layer of protection for consumers.

The introduction of the Technical Regulation on Tobacco Products marks a significant step towards ensuring the quality and safety of vapes and heated tobacco products in Uzbekistan. By establishing clear requirements and restrictions, the government aims to protect consumers from potential health risks and promote responsible use of these products.

The document is set to come into effect on January 1, 2025, giving manufacturers and retailers ample time to adapt to the new regulations. As the vape and heated tobacco market continues to grow in Uzbekistan, these timely measures will play a crucial role in ensuring that consumers have access to safe and high-quality products.

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Кабинет министров ввел технические регламенты для вейпов и продуктов для нагрева табака

Matthew Ma