Kazakhstan

               

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 report on Kazakhstan by the World Health Organization there are currently no bans or regulations on e-cigarettes.

There are a few stores located around the country with quite a good selection situated in Almaty.  Browse the store map to the right thoroughly before visiting any stores, as some provide a great range of quality devices and imported e-liquids, while others do not.

Although there are no known specific e-cigarette usage laws, we suggest that you at least abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)

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All Laws & Regulations

Kazakhstan became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on April 22, 2007.

Smoke Free Places: The law prohibits smoking in some workplaces and public places, including education and health facilities, cultural facilities, exhibition halls, stadiums and arenas, nightclubs and discos, and government facilities. However, smoking is permitted in designated areas of public catering facilities, “airports, rail, road and water stations.” Smoking is prohibited on commercial aircraft and most ground transport; however, designated smoking areas are permitted on long distance rail and commercial watercraft.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free

Shops

100% Smoke Free

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free

Restaurants

Smoking is Restricted

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

Smoking is Restricted

Casinos

Smoking is Restricted

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Uncertain

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

Smoking is Restricted

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free

Commercial watercraft

Smoking is Restricted

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Private offices

100% Smoke Free

Indoor entryways of apartment buildings

100% Smoke Free

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/kazakhstan/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/kaz.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/kazakhstan/

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