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Brief Overview

Japan is home to a thriving vaping scene, and retail stores can be found in abundance in most major cities.

Although, nicotine-containing e-liquids are classified as medicinal products and are regulated under the Japanese pharmaceutical affairs law. No medicinal e-cigarettes have yet been approved, meaning you will not find nicotine e-liquid in any retail or online store in Japan.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a statement permitting the private importation of medicinal e-cigarettes (nicotine-containing), provided it is for private use only and the amount is less than one month supply, so ensure you bring enough with you for the duration of your trip.

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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/japan/laws

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

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

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