Denmark - e-cigarettes can not be sold OTC..

May 18, 2009 - The Danish Ministry of Health has banned the sale of electronic cigarettes over the counter, according to an Esmerk Danish News report. This means that in legal terms the cigarettes are now on a par with pharmaceutical products such as nicotine chewing gum.

Nycigaret, which has been discussing the categorization of e-cigarettes with the Danish authorities, was reported to have said it was planning to relocate its operations to Slovenia and sell its products via the Internet to Danish consumers.


Related article; Denmark bans smokeless cigarettes by Luna Finnsson,, 10/21/2009.

Reference: Denmark lumps e-cigarettes with nicotine gum, Tobacco Reporter, 5/15/2009.



September 2, 2009 at 4:46 AM

Sadly, Denmark is not immune from corruption. There is ample evidence of health benefits and numerous studies to prove that the difference between e-cigarettes and real cigarettes is enormous. It's always sad when citizens in a "free country" have to find ways around the law if they want to protect their own health. Extra sad in the case of Denmark. :(