E-Cigarette Regulations - Georgia

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Are e-cigarettes in any section of the state’s statutes included in the definition of "Tobacco Products"?

No

 

How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Vapor product means “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form. The term ‘vapor product’ shall include any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”
Ga. Code Ann. § 16-12-170(10) (2020)

 

Is there a state excise or special tax (non-sales tax) placed on e-cigarettes?

N/A

 

What regulations are in place for e-cigarette packaging?

N/A

 

What restrictions are in place for retail or youth access?

Sale of vapor products to persons under age 18 prohibited.
Ga. Code Ann. § 16-12-171(a)(1)(A) (2020)

Distribution of free vapor products on public property, within 500 feet of playground or school, or to persons under the age 18 prohibited.
Ga. Code Ann. § 16-12-174 (2020)

Purchase/possession/receipt of vapor products by persons under age 18 prohibited.
Ga. Code Ann. §§ 16-12-171(b)(1)(A)16-12-174(d) (2020)

Vending machine sales of vapor products restricted to locations not readily accessible to persons under age 18 (excepting machines under direct supervision of employee or located at highway rest areas).
Ga. Code Ann. § 16-12-173(e)(1) (2020)

 

Is a retail license or permit required to sell e-cigarettes?

No

 

What smoke-free restrictions exist for e-cigarette use?

Use of electronic devices that simulate tobacco smoking prohibited by food service employees at work (except in designated areas).
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 511-6-1-.03(5)(i)(1) (2020)

 

Georgia e-cigarette regulations as of March 15, 2020.

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