E-Cigarette Regulations - Iowa

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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, which may or may not contain 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 a solution or other substance . . . [including] an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device, and any cartridge or other container of a solution or other substance, which may or may not contain nicotine, that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.1(29) (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/distribution of vapor products to anyone under age 21 prohibited.
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.2(1) (2020)

Possession/purchase/use of vapor products by persons under age 21 prohibited.
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.2(2) (2020)

No distribution of free vapor products to persons under age 21 or within 500 feet of places when primarily in use by minors.
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.39(2)(b) (2020)

Self-service displays restricted to locations inaccessible to persons under age 21.
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.36A(1) (2020)

Vending machine sales restricted to locations inaccessible to persons under age 21.
Iowa Code Ann.  § 453A.36(6) (2020)

Retailers making delivery sale of vapor product must use method that requires signature of person at least 21 years of age before package is released.
Iowa Code Ann. § 453A.47B(2) (2020)

 

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

Yes.
Iowa Code Ann. §§ 453A.47A(1); 453A.13(1); 453A.36 (7)(a) (2020)

 

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

Use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on state-operated and owned buildings and outdoor grounds used in connection with the building, except in privately-owned buildings located on Capitol Complex property.
Iowa State Employee Policy (Appendix E) (October 2018)

Use of electronic smoking devices prohibited by regulation on campus of Iowa State University.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 681-13.17(262) (2020)

Use of electronic cigarettes prohibited by regulation on University of Iowa campus.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 681-12.6(262) (2020)

Vaping prohibited in foster home and any vehicle when foster child is present.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-113.5(237)(6)(g) (2020)

 

Iowa e-cigarette regulations as of September 15, 2020.

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