List of Countries Where Vaping is Banned, Illegal or Limited
In 2014, the World Health Organization published a tobacco control framework (Laws and Regulations) that led to a number of countries that largely prohibit or restrict electronic cigarettes. These guidelines seem to read just like the alarmist propaganda coming from public health activists and the time of niggling. The allegations include arguments as there is no evidence supporting the claim that e-cigarettes help smokers to stop Vaping being less harmful than smoking and that Vaping encourages teens to start with flavors. Of course, the guidelines for Vaping laws and regulations have not changed, although science has essentially refuted the entire report.
In most cases, these are poor or authoritarian countries where the natives are often heavy smokers; Countries whose populations would be better served if they do a little more cost of medical care for smoke-related illnesses. Some First World countries with socialized medicine have also banned Vaping, which is surprising as the health risks of electronic tobacco cigarettes are much lower. Traditional cigarettes are even more available than electronic cigarettes, despite the risk of different health.
Countries Where Vaping Is Currently Prohibited:
- United Arab Emirates
Other Countries Where Vaping Is Very Limited Are:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Vaping Can Be Legal, But E-Liquid Cannot Be
In some countries where e-cigarettes are banned, Vaping may remain legal, but laws may make nicotine-containing e-liquids illegal. Australia has strict laws on Vaping, the strictest in the English-speaking world, and is unable to declare unanimous states. The sale of nicotine in the country is limited because it is considered a poison and cannot be sold as an approved medicine. Using a Vape pen is legal in every state, but no e-cigs can contain liquid nicotine. Below, most Vapers buy their juice from New Zealand or China (dubious quality) or simply buy liquid nicotine and mix it with 0 mg of juice available in the country.
In Hong Kong, hold and sell all nicotine-containing e-liquid, a poison, it can be two years in prison, as in Thailand. E-cigs are still legal, but probably not for long. Japan allows Vaping, but it is illegal to buy and sell nicotine-containing e-liquids. It is likely that these devices do not burn the heat becomes much more popular in the world, where liquid nicotine is illegal. Large tobacco companies are starting to drive these around the world, including the United States and Canada.
What To Do Before You Travel To a Foreign Country?
A friend of mine travel in several countries of Southeast Asia in recent years. In fact, he had to buy his electronic cigarettes on the black market. He said he feels like a drug, probably because in some countries selling e-juice can go to jail! Of course, the quality of the e-liquid in this situation is quite questionable and waste should probably be avoided. If you really need a nicotine solution during the holidays in some of these countries and do not want to smoke, you may want to invest in nicotine gum or patches until you get home.
If you plan to travel with your Vape, you should check the local laws as they change constantly. So do not count on this list! No need to land in a foreign prison or pay a huge fine for your travel expenses! The best place to find out the lay of the land in a specific country is try to find an English language Vaping forum or Facebook group specific to Vapers in that country.