• June 22, 2024

Colombia: President Signs Bill Regulating Vapes

 Colombia: President Signs Bill Regulating Vapes

Credit: Andrea

Credit: Andrea

Colombian President Gustavo Petro approved new legislation on May 15 regulating the use of e-cigarette devices, according to the Colombian media outlet El Nuevo Siglo.

The law, labeled by lawmakers as Anti-Tobacco Law 2.0, prohibits the direct or indirect sale of e-cigarettes and e-cigarette devices to minors within the country.

The law went into effect on May 9. It amended the Anti-Tobacco Law No. 1335 of 2009 to address the emerging use of e-cigarette devices and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products.

Vaping products are now subject to the same regulations as traditional tobacco products.

The law prohibits the sale of these products to minors and mandates the Department of Health and Social Protection to run educational campaigns on the health risks of vaping.

There is a transition period to allow the industry to adjust to the new regulations.