08 August 2016

SON Guidelines for the importation of e-cigarettes in Nigeria

The following guidelines, as informed by SON, are relevant for the importation of e-cigarettes.

  • E-cigarette importers shall register with SON and obtain a SON approval letter before proceeding with the SONCAP certification process.
  • Only e-cigarettes with Zero Nicotine are allowed to be registered and processed by SONCAP at the present time.
  • E-cigarettes with zero nicotine must not contain propylene Glycol.
  • All e-cigarette imports must first be registered with SON before being processed to obtain the SONCAP Certificate.
  • A letter of responsibility/commitment for any health-related side effect observed as a result of the use of the product must be written by e-cigarette manufacturers before clauses 1-3 are allowed.

  • For further information, please contact SON at:

    SON Building, Plot 13/14 Victoria Arobieke St.

    Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.

    Lekki, Lagos State,


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