Standardization of terminology, test methods and product information for vapour products

Vapour products mean any product that is used to transform an e-liquid into an inhalable aerosol and also the e-liquid intended for its transformation into an aerosol. Vapour products also cover a wide range of devices including vapour devices, electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-shishas and other similar products as well as their components. The device may be disposable or reusable due to rechargeable batteries, replaceable single use cartridges or a refillable liquid reservoir. It could be also of a fixed or a modular design

Pharmaceutical products are excluded from the scope.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 4 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goal:


Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 126/SC 3/WG 3   Analytical methods for the testing of emissions of vapour products Working group
ISO/TC 126/SC 3/WG 4   Requirements and test methods for electronic cigarette devices Working group


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 126/SC 3

ISO/TC 126/SC 3 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances IEC


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CORESTA Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco A

ISO/TC 126/SC 3 - Secretariat

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