New rules for nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and refill containers

09 June 2016

New rules for nicotine-containing e-cigarettes have entered into force. Generally, the new legislation makes it legal to sell nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and refill containers in Denmark, provided that the products have been notified to the Danish Safety Technology Authority.

The new rules came into force on 7 June 2016. If you are selling nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and refill containers that comply with the new legal requirements, you must submit a notification for the products to the Danish Safety Technology Authority no later than 20 November 2016.

If you have any questions as to the new legislation, please contact the Danish Safety Technology Authority. You can read more about e-cigarettes on the website of the Danish Safety Technology Authority – e-cigaretregler.dk – and find relevant contact details. The information is in Danish only.

The new rules implement the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU:
Act no. 426 of 18 May 2016 on electronic cigarettes etc. (in Danish)

E-cigarettes regulated as medicines

E-cigarettes and refill containers – with and without nicotine – will be considered as medicinal products if the marketing of the products give the impression that they can be used for preventing or treating diseases, such as nicotine dependence and abstinences. In that case, the products will be regulated by the Danish Medicines Agency. Medicinal products must be authorised by the Danish Medicines Agency or the European Commission before they can be placed on the market in Denmark. Currently, no authorisation has been granted to e-cigarettes or refill containers in Denmark.

If you need more information about e-cigarettes regulated as medicines, please contact us. You can find the contact details in the box to the right.

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