When will the rules for electronic cigarettes and refill containers come into force?

There are a number of new rules for e-cigarettes and refill containers with and without nicotine. Get an overview of when the individual rules apply.

1 April 2021

  • Anyone who manufactures, stores or markets electronic cigarettes or refill containers with and without nicotine must register themselves and places with the Danish Safety Technology Authority prior to marketing.
  • Refill containers without nicotine must be notified to the Danish Safety Technology Authority prior to marketing (for products placed on the market on or after 1 April 2021)
  • Prohibition of characteristic aromas other than tobacco and menthol in electronic cigarettes, refill containers with and without nicotine and flavor additives for use in electronic cigarettes (for products manufactured 1 April 2021 or later).
  • Prohibition of equipment used in connection with electronic cigarettes, which makes it possible to change the smell or taste of the electronic cigarettes in question (for products manufactured April 1 2021 or later).

1 October 2021

  • Refill containers without nicotine must be notified to the Danish Safety Technology Authority prior to marketing (all products. The transition period is over)
  • Requirements for standardized design of individual packages and any outer packaging for electronic cigarettes and refill containers with and without nicotine (for products manufactured 1 October 2021 or later).
  • Requirements for product ID on individual packages and any outer packaging for electronic cigarettes and refill containers with and without nicotine (for products manufactured 1 October 2021 or later).

1 April 2022

  • Prohibition of characteristic aromas other than tobacco and menthol in electronic cigarettes, refill containers with and without nicotine and flavor additives for use in electronic cigarettes (all products. The transition period is over).
  • Prohibition of equipment used in connection with electronic cigarettes, which makes it possible to change the smell or taste of the electronic cigarettes in question (all products. The transition period is over).
  • An annual fee of registration of marketing places is introduced.
  • An annual fee on refill containers without nicotine is introduced.
  • The fee for registration of e-cigarettes and refill containers with nicotine is changed.
  • It is no longer possible to be exempted from paying a fee, if your product has the same composition and design as another product that is already paid notification or maintenance fee by another manufacture or importer. This means that you must fee a fee for each product you register.
  • Fee on tobacco surrogates is introduced for importers and manufacturers

1 October 2022

  • Requirements for standardized design of individual packages and any outer packaging for electronic cigarettes and refill containers with and without nicotine (all products. The transition period is over).
  • Requirements for product ID on individual packages and any outer packaging for electronic cigarettes and refill containers with and without nicotine (all products. The transition period is over).