The Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Directive of 2014 bans the sale (including single unit sale), use, advertising, promotion, sponsorship, importation, manufacture and distribution of all e-cigarette products.
Having said that, e-cigarette products may be found among other products in a few small outlets. A few personal online reports have also stated that bringing e-cigarette products into the country in carry-on luggage has not posed an issue, although there is of course still a high risk of these products being confiscated.
If you choose to use an e-cigarette in Nepal, 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
Nepal became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 5, 2007.
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in a specified list of public places, which includes most workplaces and public places. However, the law allows managers of airports, prisons, and hotels to designate smoking areas. While generally the smoking area in a hotel must be outside, the regulations allow the smoking area to be inside if outside space is not available. With respect to outdoor areas, pilgrimage and religious places, stadiums, outdoor areas of industries and factories, and children’s parks and clubs also must be smoke free.