Requirements for Warning Labels on E-cigarette Packages in Different Countries And Regions

1. America

U.S. regulators require tobacco product(E-cigs & convention cigarettes) packaging to have the following statement: “WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.”


This warning must appear on the packaging of tobacco products. In the United States, it is illegal for any individual to manufacture, package, sell, offer to sell, distribute, or import tobacco products without warning labels.


Animal children warnings need to be marked: Keep this product out of reach of children and pets.


Warning labels must appear directly on the packaging and be clearly visible under the cellophane or as follows:


Warning labels are clearly visible in 2 main display areas on the packaging;


The area of warning labels should occupy 30% or more of the display area of a single package;


Print in at least 12-point font and occupy as much as possible the area of ​​the warning label with the text reserved;


Typography must be legible in Helvetica bold and Arial bold, and the typesetting, layout, and color may be bold on a white background or white on a black background;


Capitalization and punctuation as required by 1143.3(a)(1);


The printed font is required to be in the center of the warning area, and the required warning words need to be in the same direction as the main display area.


Export requirements: The nicotine content in the United States is not required, and the nicotine content exported to the European Union does not exceed 20mg/ml. The product packaging must have a child-resistant label, and be tamper-proof and leak-proof, and marked with a health warning. The packaging is prohibited for advertising and promotion purposes.

US packaging is required to display the California Proposition 65 warning: “WARNING: This product can expose you to nicotine, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer. For more info, go to: product”


2. UK

Packaging requirements in the UK are roughly the same as in the US.


Packaging must contain health warnings.


The front and back of e-cigarette(herbak sticks manufacturer) packages should contain health warnings, just like regular tobacco.


Warnings such as:


“This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance”.


E-cigarettes must be safe for children.


The new rules stipulate that e-cigarettes(HNB TABAK) must not be easily removed to keep children safe.


Electronic cigarette advertisements have also changed accordingly.


E-cigarette companies can no longer advertise the benefits of e-cigarettes, but also ban the advantages of e-cigarettes compared to regular tobacco.


Celebrities are also banned from endorsement of e-cigarettes, and promotions are also banned from sending free samples.


The government has stepped up scrutiny.


This is the first time the UK government has required manufacturers to provide information on the ingredients of vaping products and has stepped up scrutiny of products to determine whether they can be sold in the UK.

3. Japan

The new regulations of the “Ministerial Regulations on Partial Amendments to the Implementation Regulations of the Tobacco Business Law (Ministry of Finance Order No. 4)” issued by the Japanese government are: requiring tobacco companies to change the mandatory warning on the outer packaging of all tobacco products sold in Japan that smoking is harmful to health statement and description. At the same time, these warning pictures and warning words also apply to heat not burn tobacco products.


The display area of the warning statement is expanded:


The display area of the warning statement will expand from 30% to at least 50% of the frontal area.


The content of nicotine and tar is indicated below the side.

New packaging layout (front, back and side from left to right)


4. Other countries

Canada: Canada publishes notification on the Labelling and Packaging Regulations for Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products


Require that self-contained containers of vaping substances containing nicotine at concentrations of 0.1 mg/ml or higher must be child-resistant and display a toxicity warning on the product label;


Require refillable electronic cigarette devices and their parts to be child-resistant;


All aerosolized substances are required to display an ingredient list on the product label.


South Korea: The South Korean government has proposed several bills to strengthen regulation of heat-not-burn tobacco products, including increasing taxes and requiring health warning labels.


Philippines: The Philippines ratified the Alternative Act to Regulate the Manufacture, Import, Sale, Distribution, Use, Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship of Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems and Heated Tobacco Products.


The Act mandates the Department of Industry and Trade, in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Tobacco Administration and other relevant agencies, to promulgate rules, regulations and standards that comply with the Act’s provisions, packaging, ingredients, pictorial health warnings, and detailed information about permitted Details of nicotine-containing e-liquid, e-liquid strength, compliance with applicable electrical standards, and applicable battery industry standards.


Marking requirements

According to the different packaging requirements of each country and region, the relevant identification information such as the corresponding certification mark and safety mark should be reflected on the outer packaging page.


Take the age label as an example, the United States requires 21+, and the EU requires 18+.


The CE mark is the EU compulsory certification mark, which is the license for products to enter the EU market, and is also the EU’s supervision method for products entering the EU market. Products affixed with the CE mark indicate that the product meets the EU’s relevant safety, health, environmental protection and other regulatory requirements.


RoHS is a mandatory standard formulated by EU legislation. Its full name is “Restriction of Hazardous Substances” (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).


The standard has been officially implemented since July 1, 2006, mainly used to regulate the material and process standards of electrical and electronic products, making it more conducive to human health and environmental protection.