E-cigarettes and vaping: policy, regulation and guidance

Evidence on the impact of e-cigarettes, information on government policy and regulation, and guidance for organisations on vaping policies.

This collection includes information and guidance on e-cigarettes, including:

  • Public Health England’s (PHE) expert independent evidence reviews
  • UK product and advertising regulation
  • advice on developing vaping policies that maximise the potential of e-cigarettes in supporting smokers quit, while managing risks

Visit the Tobacco and smoking policy, regulation and guidance collection for information and other resources on tobacco and smoking.

England’s policy on e-cigarettes

UK e-cigarettes regulation

E-cigarettes evidence reviews

E-cigarettes public health consensus statement

Advice for organisations on vaping policies

Published 16 April 2018
Last updated 23 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021'.

  2. Added 'E-cigarettes: use by patients in NHS mental health organisations' and 'Vaping in England: evidence update March 2020'.

  3. Added 'Vaping in England: an evidence update February 2019' to the 'E-cigarettes evidence reviews' section.

  4. First published.