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 and vaping, including:

  • expert independent evidence reviews
  • UK product and advertising regulation
  • advice on developing vaping policies that maximise the potential of e-cigarettes in supporting smokers to 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 10 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Nicotine vaping in England: 2022 evidence update'.

  2. Added 'Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021'.

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

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

  5. First published.