E-cigarettes are legal in Nigeria. The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Osahon Enabulele has spoken out in support of electronic cigarettes and believes that they are the most effective tool in stopping smoking.
While e-cigarettes can legally be used anywhere, cigarettes are banned in most indoor and outdoor public places, and smoking in front of children is a criminal offence according to laws passed in 2014. Due to the scarcity of e-cigarettes in the country, ensure that you use caution and subtlety while vaping so as to not have your exhaled vapor confused for cigarette smoke.
It is also recommended that you bring your devices and e-liquids with you while traveling, as e-cigarette products are very rare and consist mainly of substandard disposable units and low-quality e-liquids.
To avoid possible trouble, we suggest that you 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
Nigeria became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 18, 2006.
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas in indoor public places and workplaces. Smoking is prohibited on public transport. Smoking is also prohibited in certain outdoor spaces, including: restaurants and bars and any place where food or drink is served or consumed, playgrounds, amusement parks, public parks, and other public gathering places; bus stops, vehicle parks and seaports; within five meters of doorways, windows and air intakes of public places or workplaces; within five meters of queues or public transport stops; on the premises of child care and educational facilities; on the premises of healthcare facilities; and outdoor stadiums and arenas. To date, implementing regulations that could clarify the placement and construction of any designated smoking areas have not been issued by the Ministry of Health or received the necessary subsequent approval from both Houses of the National Assembly. Sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke free laws that are more stringent than the national law.