Europe Disposable Vape Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Europe Cigarette Market Report Covers Vape Manufacturers in Europe. The market is segmented by Product Type (Completely Disposable Model, Rechargeable but Disposable Cartomizer, Personalized Vaporizer), Battery Mode (Automatic E-cigarette, Manual E-cigarette), and Geography (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Size

Europe E-Cigarettes Market Summary
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Study Period 2018-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 12.90 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Analysis

The E-Cigarettes Market size is expected to grow from USD 11.45 billion in 2023 to USD 21.00 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 12.90% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

The E-cigarette Market in Europe is experiencing robust growth due to increasing consumer interest. In an e-cigarette, a heating element (atomizer) is used for the combustion of the liquid mixture, a mouthpiece that assists with inhalation, and a reservoir that holds the liquid solution. This means that E-cigarettes are a relatively safer alternative to conventional cigarettes since it does not burn tobacco, which produces tar and carbon monoxide, which is the reason why the demand for e-cigarettes in Europe is increasing. The aggressive marketing of e-cigarettes in the European region has also led to a substantial increase in consumers opting for these devices, especially young adults and adolescents.

European countries like the United Kingdom and France are not supporting the WHO studies and still consider e-cigarettes as having a less harmful impact on health than traditional tobacco. Thus, the E-cigarette Market in Europe is on the rise due to the increased use by consumers driven by health concerns and have observed desired results in their attempts to quit/decrease their usage of conventional/combustible cigarettes. Despite concerns voiced by a few medical professionals over the long-term usage of e-cigarettes, the low-risk factor associated with the use of e-cigarettes compared to conventional/combustible cigarettes is driving the market's growth in the region.

Specialist retail stores such as tobacconists and vape shops have been observed to be the most popular channel. The introduction of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU (TPD) in the European Union has impacted the online retail channel, owing to which a few countries in the region have banned cross-border distance sales of e-cigarettes.

Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Trends

Rising Dual-Use E-Cigarette Among Consumers

  • Aiming to reduce their use of conventional/combustible cigarettes, consumers in the region increasingly use e-cigarettes concurrently. Also, as e-cigarettes mimic the experience of smoking conventional/combustible cigarettes, consumers increasingly use them to satisfy their nicotine dependency. E-cigarettes do not produce the tar found in traditional cigarettes, which is a primary cause of lung cancer. 
  • Moreover, as these products are offered in nicotine and non-nicotine forms, most of the population considers them better alternatives. Thus, the product is gaining mainstream awareness, and more smokers are trying and accepting e-cigarettes as an alternative to their tobacco cigarettes. 
  • According to the study conducted by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) in the Department of Health and Social Care, England, disposable vaping products have grown in popularity among adults who vape, with 15.2% of adults using them in 2022 compared to 2.2% in 2021, indicating a surge in popularity. As e-cigarettes are considered safer, consumption is rising among the young population in the European region. 
  • According to the study conducted by the OHID in the Department of Health and Social Care, England, it was found that quit attempts involving a vaping product had higher success rates compared with quit attempts without involving a vaping product in the period 2020 to 2021 (64.9% compared with 58.6% for attempts without involving a vaping product). 
  • This dual use has significantly increased the number of e-cigarette users in the region and is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. It has been observed that dual users usually aim to gradually decrease their use of conventional/combustible cigarettes over time, increasing the likelihood of repeat purchases of e-cigarettes in the region.
Europe E-cigarette Market: Perceptions Of the Harm Of E-Cigarettes Compared To Cigarettes as Less Harmful Among Young People (in %), by United Kingdom, 2017-2022

The United Kingdom Holds a Significant Market Share

  • The United Kingdom is the largest market for e-cigarettes in Europe, and the second-largest market in the world, owing to which it is driving the market in the region. E-cigarette use in the country is growing due to the rising number of users, coupled with support from health authorities.
  • The increasing consumption of e-cigarettes by the young population in the country is aiding the market growth. According to the Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), in 2022, 4% of the United Kingdom's 11-15-year-olds, 14.1% of 16-17-year-olds, and 20.2% of the 18-year-olds have vaped. However, the most common reason for vaping in the United Kingdom is an aid to quitting smoking. The authorities in the United Kingdom believe these devices are a means for people to transition from the much harmful habit of using conventional/combustible cigarettes.
  • For instance, in August 2021, the World E-Cigarette Alliance launched the e-cigarette bus as part of their efforts to support e-cigarettes and help people quit smoking. The bus toured across Europe to carry out education on reducing tobacco hazards.
  • Additionally, the market offers a wide variety of flavors, and consumers prefer customized e-liquid flavors. Many businesses with physical stores allow consumers to test and try different flavors and liquids before making a purchase. This factor contributes to the market growth of e-cigarettes in the country.
Europe E-Cigarettes Market: Current Use of E-Cigarettes Among Adult Smokers (in %), by Age Group, United Kingdom, 2017-2022

Europe Electronic Cigarette Industry Overview

The Europe e-cigarette market is consolidated and comprises a few prominent players who hold most of the share in the market. Key strategies adopted by the major players are product innovation and mergers and acquisitions.

Key players are investing in R&D to develop and launch new and innovative products to cater to the ever-increasing demand for new products from consumers across the world. With the increasing number of health-conscious consumers worldwide, major players are adopting several strategies to draw consumers' attention by introducing products with new technological advancements.

Increasing firm concentration ratio and advertising expenses by companies are also strengthening the competition. Also, the players continuously launch new products to retain and strengthen their market positions. Some of the major players in the market are British American Tobacco PLC, Philip Morris International Inc., Altria Group, Inc., Imperial Brands PLC, and Japan Tobacco Inc.

Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Leaders

  1. British American Tobacco plc

  2. Philip Morris International Inc.

  3. Altria Group, Inc.

  4. Japan Tobacco Inc.

  5. Imperial Brands plc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Europe E-Cigarettes Market Concentration

Europe Electronic Cigarette Market News

  • March 2023: Aquios Labs, a Britain-based company, announced its new innovation, where it developed a water-based technology and launched a commercial product in cooperation with Innokin Technology to offer smokers a better smoking experience.
  • February 2023: Imperial Brands announced the launch of the highly anticipated Pulze heated tobacco device upgrade, showcasing the company's commitment to innovation and the development of potentially reduced-harm products. The Pulze 2.0 introduces a new level of convenience with its compact all-in-one design and impressive capability of providing 25 or more sessions on a single charge. To kickstart its release, the product has been initially introduced in four key markets: Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Greece.
  • March 2022: BAT announced the test launch of its new single-use, or disposable, e-cigarette called Vuse Go in the United Kingdom. The company claims it is available in nine flavors, including creamy tobacco, mint ice, and multiple fruit flavors.
  • November 2021: Imperial Blue launched its heated cigarette products in the Czech Republic. The company invested in heated cigarette products in several key markets in Europe as a part of its new strategy to establish a targeted and sustainable next-generation product business.

Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Aggressive Social Media Marketing

      2. 4.1.2 Lower-risk Factor Associated with the Use of E-Cigarettes Compared to Conventional/Combustible Cigarettes

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Government Initiatives to Ban Disposable E-Cigarettes

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Completely Disposable Model

      2. 5.1.2 Rechargeable but Disposable Cartomizer

      3. 5.1.3 Personalized Vaporizer

    2. 5.2 Battery Mode

      1. 5.2.1 Automatic E-Cigarette

      2. 5.2.2 Manual E-Cigarette

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 France

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Russia

      6. 5.3.6 Spain

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 British American Tobacco PLC

      2. 6.3.2 Philip Morris International Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Altria Group Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Imperial Brands PLC

      5. 6.3.5 Japan Tobacco Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 J Well France SARL

      7. 6.3.7 Blu Cigs

      8. 6.3.8 Njoy

      9. 6.3.9 Gamucci

      10. 6.3.10 Nicocig

      11. 6.3.11 Aquios Labs

      12. 6.3.12 BecoVape

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Europe Electronic Cigarette Industry Segmentation

An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld device that vaporizes a flavored liquid.

The Europe e-cigarette Market is segmented by product type, battery mode, and geography. Based on product type, the market is segmented into the completely disposable model, rechargeable but disposable cartomizers, and personalized vaporizers. Based on battery mode, the market is segmented into automatic e-cigarettes and manual e-cigarettes. Based on geography, the market is studied for the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the Rest of Europe.

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Product Type
Completely Disposable Model
Rechargeable but Disposable Cartomizer
Personalized Vaporizer
Battery Mode
Automatic E-Cigarette
Manual E-Cigarette
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Europe Electronic Cigarette Market Research FAQs

The Europe E-Cigarettes Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Europe E-Cigarettes Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.90% over the next 5 years.

The Europe E-Cigarettes Market is valued at 21 Billion USD in 2028.

British American Tobacco plc, Philip Morris International Inc., Altria Group, Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Imperial Brands plc are the major companies operating in Europe E-Cigarettes Market.

Europe Disposable Vape Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Europe E-Cigarettes market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe E-Cigarettes analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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