This snapshot of U.S. e-cigarette regulations was prepared by the Public Health Law Center. The information is based on a survey of current state statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the following areas: definition of “tobacco product,” taxation, product packaging, youth access/other retail restrictions, licensure, and smoke-free air legislation. Some links go to legislative websites because the laws have not yet been codified or are not otherwise available. Note that this is a summary of state laws; cities, counties, and Tribes may have adopted other e-cigarette measures.


Please click on a state or territory on the map below to see the regulations in place as of September 15, 2021. Click here to download the complete data set. [PDF]


If you prefer to view our state and territorial summaries by topic, click on the documents below:
States with Laws that Define E-Cigarettes (September 15, 2021)
States with Laws Taxing E-Cigarettes (September 15, 2021)
States with Laws on Product Packaging of E-Cigarettes (September 15, 2021)
States with Laws Restricting Youth Access to E-Cigarettes (September 15, 2021)
States with Laws Requiring Licenses for Retail Sales of E-Cigarettes (September 15, 2021)