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Brief Overview

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies e-cigarettes and all related products as tobacco products. They regulate the sale, advertising, promotion, distribution, manufacture, import, packaging and labeling of e-cigarette products based on the laws set forth in the Tobacco Control Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

Despite having tobacco laws throughout the Alaska State Code, Alaska does not have specific regulations that restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, nor are there any vaping signage laws that protect businesses from use on their property. Although, if a property owner or member of staff asks you to stop vaping on their premises we suggest you heed their request. As far as we can tell, ‘No Smoking’ laws do not apply to e-cigarettes.

There are a number of e-cigarette stores to be found throughout Anchorage with a small number also to be found in Fairbanks.

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All Laws & Regulations

The United States is not a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The United States signed the FCTC on May 10, 2004, but has not ratified the treaty.

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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

Alaska DHSS: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Tobacco/TobaccoFreeAlaska/ecigs.aspx

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/united-states/summary

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

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

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