The Health Ministry of Lebanon has banned all importation and sale of e-cigarette products.
While this ban does not specifically cover use and possession, it is currently not legally possible to come across these products in Lebanon, whether through purchase or by bringing them with you in your luggage or on your person.
Having said that, since Lebanon produced somewhat of a vaping market and community prior to the ban, there are still a number of sellers and trading communities (now black market) throughout the country. Use of these services is illegal.
If you do happen to possess an e-cigarette in Lebanon, we strongly advise that you do not use it in public, or 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
Lebanon became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in hospitals, health centers, schools, cinemas, theaters, public libraries, museums, governmental and non-governmental public premises, means of transportation, arrivals and departures halls at airports, enclosed stadiums, lecture-halls and any other place deemed by the Minister as public. The law fails to list all indoor public places and workplaces, so smoking is restricted or completely unrestricted in some places. Further, the law authorizes the Minister of Health to allow designated smoking areas in public places. The Ministry of Health has allowed a phase-in of the smoking ban in restaurants. The current policy is that 50 percent of seats must be reserved for non-smokers. The Ministry has not yet allowed smoking rooms in other places.