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A 2011 ruling from the Government in Argentina bans the sale, advertisement, distribution and importation of e-cigarettes and related products. Decree no. 602/2013 also classifies e-cigarettes as tobacco products, therefore using them is prohibited in enclosed public spaces and public transport by the national tobacco control law (no. 26,687).
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]
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. Even though sales are banned, vape shops exist in Buenos Aires

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
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to buy device online (personal use)
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to buy nicotine online (personal use)
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to import device - trade
No [1, 2, 3, 4]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
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. Even though sales are banned, vape shops exist in Buenos Aires

Advertising & promotion
Public advertising allowed in all Media
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. Even though sales are banned, vape shops exist in Buenos Aires

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. Even though sales are banned, vape shops exist in Buenos Aires

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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