Electronic Cigarette Certification

Electronic cigarette certification involves obtaining official recognition for e-cigarette products by meeting safety, quality, and compliance standards set by regulatory authorities. These certifications ensure that products comply with specific requirements such as design, construction, electrical safety, emissions, and labeling. Certifications, such as the CE mark in the EU and UL certification in the US, demonstrate compliance, enhance product credibility, and facilitate market access. Manufacturers must understand and adhere to certification requirements in their target markets to ensure the legality and marketability of their e-cigarette products, providing assurance to consumers and promoting industry-wide safety and quality standards.

EU TPD Directive

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2014/40/EU). It aims to harmonize the laws, regulations, and administrative provisions of the European Union (EU) Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation, and marketing of tobacco and related products. Under the TPD, manufacturers and/or importers are responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of their products and for complying with the applicable requirements listed in the Directive

Product Restrictions

  • The nicotine-containing liquid is only placed on the market in dedicated refill containers not exceeding a volume of 10 ml, in disposable electronic cigarettes, or in single-use cartridges and the cartridges or tanks do not exceed a volume of 2 ml
  • The nicotine-containing liquid does not contain nicotine in excess of 20 mg/ml
  • Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine doses at consistent levels under normal conditions of use
  • Electronic cigarettes and refill containers are child- and tamper-proof, are protected against breakage and leakage, and have a mechanism that ensures refilling without leakage

Packaging and Labeling

  • Display information on the safe use of products, does not contain misleading elements and features
  • Carry appropriate health warnings: ‘This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance. It is not recommended for use by non-smokers. or ‘This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance’

Other Data

  • Testing and certification requirements: smoke testing, CE-EMC, RoHS, REACH SVHC, smoke oil MSDS, POPs, etc


However, it is important to note that the procedure for notifying new tobacco products has changed after the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) leaves the EU. Manufacturers and/or importers must now use the MHRA submission portal, rather than the EU-CEG, to fulfill this requirement

Middle East (UAE)

ECAS registration according to GSO 5030 requirements, including 4 ECAS registrations for labeling, vape oil/cartridges, RoHS and e-cigarette devices with nicotine content less than 20mg/ml.
Testing and certification requirements: RoHS, CB certification for vaping devices and batteries, GSO ISO 8317 childproof opening, analysis of harmful substances in smoke and vaping oil, etc.


On July 31, 2020, new amendments to Russia’s tobacco control law introduced a new category of “nicotine-containing products” (NCPs), including heated tobacco products, solutions, liquids, and products containing nicotine, etc. Adults are only allowed to purchase and use NCPs where the sale and smoking have been permitted, with a nicotine content of less than 20mg/ml.
Testing and certification requirements: EAC compliance certification, RoHS.

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