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

4 N. Mar. I. Code § 50131(a) (2023); 6 N. Mar. I. Code § 3110(e) (2023)


How does the territory define an e-cigarette?

Electronic nicotine delivery system or electronic cigarette means “a battery-powered electronic device and like products, containing nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to stimulate [sic] the experience of smoking tobacco. This term shall include any such devices whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, or under any other product.”
6 N. Mar. I. Code § 3171(r) (2023)

Tobacco products means “any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product (except for raw materials other than tobacco used in manufacturing a component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product) [including] . . . cigarettes, cigars; roll-your own-tobacco; pipe tobacco; hookah tobacco; smokeless tobacco; nicotine gels; dissolvables; vaporizers and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”
4 N. Mar. I. Code § 50131(a) (2023); 6 N. Mar. I. Code § 3110(e) (2023)


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

Vaporizer liquid taxed as tobacco products at 60% ad valorem.
70 N. Mar. I. Admin. Code § 70-10.1-105 (2023)


What regulations are in place for e-cigarette packaging?



What restrictions are in place for retail or youth access?

Sale/giving electronic cigarettes to persons under age 21 prohibited.
6 N. Mar. I. Code §§ 3110(a)—(b) (2023)

Use/possession of electronic cigarettes by persons under age 21 prohibited (including handling of products during the course of employment).
6 N. Mar. I. Code § 3110(c) (2023)


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

4 N. Mar. I. Code § 50131(b) (2023)


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

Use of electronic cigarette included in definition of smoking and prohibited in government buildings or within 25 feet of any doorway to government facility, in public places, including, but not limited to, childcare facilities, schools, museums, restaurants, sports arenas, inside places of employment, within 25 feet of any person not smoking in outdoor places of employment, on public school property, and in a motor vehicle when person under age 18 is present.
6 N. Mar. I. Code §§ 3171(p) (definition of "smoking"), 31723173317431753176 (2023)


Northern Mariana Islands e-cigarette regulations as of December 15, 2023.

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