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Mauritius

            

Brief Overview

A public health regulation prohibits the sale, offer for sale and/or distribution of products that look like tobacco or cigarettes.  While non-cigalike e-cigarettes may or may not fall under this regulation, it doesn’t prohibit the use or possession of e-cigarettes regardless.

Having said that, there are no known stores in Mauritius so purchasing is most likely not possible anyway.

In regards to using e-cigarettes you may have brought into the country, 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

Mauritius became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in most indoor public places. However, smoking is allowed in designated areas in indoor workplaces. In practice, smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in only those workplaces that are office settings. Smoking is prohibited in outdoor areas of the following: health institutions, educational institutions, sports arenas and facilities, recreational places other than beaches to which the public has access, bus stands, and bus stations. Sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke free laws that are more stringent than the national law.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

100% Smoke Free

Government facilities

Smoking is Restricted

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

100% Smoke Free

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free

Casinos

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Uncertain

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

Uncertain

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

100% Smoke Free

Private vehicle carrying passengers

100% Smoke Free

While preparing, serving, or selling food on any premises where the public has access

100% Smoke Free

Private offices

Smoking is Restricted

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/mauritius/laws

Smoke Free Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/mauritius/sf-indoor

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

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

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