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Austria Vape Laws in 2024

Here you will learn the vape laws in Austria in 2024. Generally, vape laws in Austria are as per the overarching TPD rules except in the following areas. All EU markets are required to notify vape products but some market are not required to notify nicotine-free products (see section below).

Please note some information below is currently under review for accuracy.

Updated: February 2024

What are the vape laws in Austria in 2024?

Austria vape regulation is laid down in BGBl No.4311995 transposed from EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU.

Who is the competent authority for vapes in Austria?

The authority responsible for regulating vapes in Austria is the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria.

Are cross-border sales allowed in Austria?

Cross-border sales in Austria are not permitted.

Is there a registration scheme in Austria?

Retailers are required to register before marketing (TBC).

Any specific lab testing requirements in Austria?

There are no specific lab testing requirements.

Are nicotine-free vapes notifiable in Austria?

Nicotine-free vape products are required to be notified via the EU TPD portal.

What is the notification fee in Austria?

There is no notification fee in Austria (TBC).

What is the health warning on vape products?

The health warning to appear on packaging is as follows:

For nicotine-containing products:
“Dieses Produkt enthält Nikotin: einen Stoff, der sehr stark abhängig macht. Es wird nicht für
den Gebrauch durch Nichtraucher empfohlen.”

For nicotine-free products:
“Der Gebrauch dieses Produktes kann gesundheitliche Schäden verursachen.”

Additional Resource

National Legislation in Austria

Tobacco Products Directive

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