Vaping is relatively common in Malta, but there has been confusion about whether it’s banned in public places. Some health groups have claimed that they are but, in 2015, a woman who had been fined €233 for vaping in an enclosed place had her conviction overturned on appeal. The court confirmed that the smoking ban only applies to tobacco products, not e-cigarettes.
As of now, we have listed both public and indoor vaping as restricted, as even though it may technically be legal you may still end up with a substantial fine that you would need to appeal.
Malta abides by the EU TPD, and as such, nicotine content of e-liquid must be less than or equal to 20mg/mL, single use e-cigarettes as well as e-cigarette tanks must not exceed 2mL, and volume of refill bottles must not exceed 10mL.
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Malta became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.
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