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Early March 2020, the first confirmed infections with the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Belgium have been recorded. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, the government has set out a range of measures including closing stores for a period of almost two months (March 18th until May 10th). Consequently, all vape shops were closed and vapers could no longer purchase consumables (e.g., e-liquids, batteries, coils) for their electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in brick-and-mortar vape shops. Some newsagents and some food stores, however, offered a limited product range of e-liquids and e-cigarettes, or temporarily expanded their range (sometimes in cooperation with closed brick-and-mortar vape shops). Buying consumables online is complicated in Belgium due to the fact that the online sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids is prohibited (...)