How does the state define an e-cigarette?
Vapor product means “any noncombustible product that employs a heating element, battery, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size and including the component parts and accessories thereto, that can be used to deliver vaporized nicotine or other substances to users inhaling from the device. . . . ncludes but is not limited to any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and every variation thereof, regardless of whether marketed as such, and any vapor cartridge or other container of a liquid solution or other material that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar product or device.”
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 438.305(9) (2018)
Is there a state excise or special tax (non-sales tax) placed on e-cigarettes?
What regulations are in place for e-cigarette packaging?
What restrictions are in place for retail or youth access?
Sale/distribution of vapor products, including free samples, to persons under age 18 prohibited.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 438.310(1); 438.313(1) 438.315(1) (2018)
Purchase of vapor products by persons under age 18 prohibited.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 438.311(1) and 438.315(2) (2018)
Possession/use of vapor products or alternative nicotine products by person under age 18 prohibited.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 438.350(1) (2018)
Vending machines must be inaccessible to persons under age 18 or in line of sight of cashier.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 438.315(3) (2018)
Is a retail license or permit required to sell e-cigarettes?
What smoke-free restrictions exist for e-cigarette use?
Use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices prohibited on any and all properties owned or operated by the Executive branch, including buildings, land and vehicles owned, leased or contracted for state use. Includes certain health care facilities, veterans’ facilities, state parks, fairgrounds and highway rest areas.
Ky. Exec. Ord. 2014-747
Use of electronic cigarettes prohibited in courtrooms and hallways of Hardin District Court.
Ky. R. Hardin District Court, Rule 15.01 (2018)
Electronic cigarettes prohibited from underground mines.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 352.170
Child care professionals prohibited from vaping in presence of a child.
922 Ky. Admin. Regs. 2:180:5(7)(b), 2:120:3(10) (and must be done outside) 210(10)(b) (2018)
Kentucky e-cigarette regulation as of September 15, 2018. Click to return to the map page.