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Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:19 PM 
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Subject: Fw: e cigarette 
 
As promised, FYI pls.  
 
  
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Subject: e cigarette  
  
1.  Are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as electronic cigarettes, 
available for sale in your country? (Please tick only one answer) 
  
a.  Yes                    Go to Question 2 
b.  No                     Go to Question 8 
c.  Do not know     Go to Question 8 
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
2.  What types or categories of ENDS are available for sale in your country? (Please 
tick all possible answers) 
  
a.  e-cigarettes       
b.  e-cigars             
c.  Other                (specify):________________________ 
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
3.  Where are ENDS sold in your country? (Please tick all possible answers)  
a.  in pharmacies               
b.  in supermarkets            
c.  in kiosks                       
d.  via the internet                          
e.  Other                            (specify):________________________ 
  

Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
4.  Is the production, distribution, advertisement and promotion or sale of ENDS, 
including electronic cigarettes, regulated in your country? (Please tick only one 
answer)  
a.  Yes, the production                              
b.  Yes, the distribution                             
c.  Yes, the sale                                         . 
d.  Yes, the advertisement & promotion    
e.  Yes, other aspects are regulated          (specify):________________ 
f.  No, it is not regulated                                       Go to Question 6 
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
5.  Are ENDS regulated mainly as: (Please tick only one answer) 
  
a.  a tobacco product                                            
b.  a pharmaceutical product                                 
c.  a medical device                                              
d.  a non-medical electric or electronic device      
e.  Other                                                                (specify):___________ 
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
  
6.  Please, indicate the volume of sale of each of these ENDS products sold in your 
country for the last year of available data? 
  
a.  e-cigarettes      Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
b.  e-cigars            Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
c.  Other               Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  

7.  Are these sales figures higher, lower or the same as in previous years for which 
you have data? (Please tick only one answer) 
  
a.  Higher              
b.  Lower               
c.  the same           
d.  Do not know    
  
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
  
8.  Have you (or someone on your behalf) conducted any scientific analyses on these 
products, including on the contents, emissions or their health effects? If yes, what 
were the conclusions (you can also attach the summary of the outcome)? 
  
9.  Do you have any further comment regarding your country's experience with these 
products (such as marketing techniques used, health claims made, use in smoke-
free places or any difficulties encountered during regulation)? 
  
  
Please  include  a  copy  of  the  regulations  that  apply  to  the  production,  distribution, 
advertisement and promotion or sale of ENDS in your country. 
  
  
  
  
 
 
Convention Secretariat 
WHO Framework Convention 
on Tobacco Control 
 
 
 
Web: www.who.int/fctc  
World Health Organization  |  20, avenue Appia  |  CH-1211 Geneva  |  Switzerland 
  

Questions to Parties regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) 
 
Please return by email to 
who
by 15 November 2011 
 
 
1.  Are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as electronic cigarettes, 
available for sale in your country? (Please tick only one answer) 
 
a.  Yes 
 
  Go to Question 2 
b.  No 
 
  Go to Question 8 
c.  Do not know    Go to Question 8 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
2.  What types or categories of ENDS are available for sale in your country? (Please 
tick all possible answers) 
 
a.  e-cigarettes 
 
b.  e-cigars 
 
c.  Other    
 (specify):________________________ 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
3.  Where are ENDS sold in your country? (Please tick all possible answers)  
a.  in pharmacies   
 
b.  in supermarkets 
 
c.  in kiosks 
 
 
d.  via the internet 
  
e.  Other   
 
 (specify):________________________ 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
4.  Is the production, distribution, advertisement and promotion or sale of ENDS, 
including electronic cigarettes, regulated in your country? (Please tick only one 
answer) 
a.  Yes, the production   
 
  
b.  Yes, the distribution   
 
  
c.  Yes, the sale   
 
 
 . 
d.  Yes, the advertisement & promotion    
e.  Yes, other aspects are regulated 
 (specify):________________ 
f.  No, it is not regulated  
 
  Go to Question 6 
 


Questions to Parties regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) 
 
Please return by email to s
who
 by 15 November 2011 
 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
5.  Are ENDS regulated mainly as: (Please tick only one answer) 
 
a.  a tobacco product 
 
 
 
 
b.  a pharmaceutical product 
 
 
 
c.  a medical device 
 
 
 
 
d.  a non-medical electric or electronic device   
e.  Other    
 
 
 
 
 (specify):___________ 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
 
6.  Please, indicate the volume of sale of each of these ENDS products sold in your 
country for the last year of available data? 
 
a.  e-cigarettes 
Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
b.  e-cigars 
Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
c.  Other    
Units sold │‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│‗│ Year: │‗│‗│‗│‗│ 
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
7.  Are these sales figures higher, lower or the same as in previous years for which 
you have data? (Please tick only one answer) 
 
a.  Higher  
 
b.  Lower   
 
c.  the same 
 
d.  Do not know   
 
Include comments if you wish to explain or clarify your answer: 
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________