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Curious about different e-cigarette laws around the world? Check out our infographic guide below.
With winter finally behind us, it’s time to start thinking about summer holidays! As you make plans for your summer adventures, one thing you will have to consider are the vaping rules and regulations in your destination country.
Did you know that as of 2015, around one-third of countries have brought in some sort of regulation around e-cigarettes? Laws surrounding vaping vary greatly around the world, so it’s important to get informed before setting off. It’s also important to remember that these regulations tend to change frequently as governments respond to emerging, so take care to ensure that your sources are up-to-date.
The severity of e-cigarette laws will depend on the country or region you are in. While some countries have very relaxed laws around vaping, you will have to bear in mind that there are 21 nations where the very same activity is outlawed. For example, people caught vaping in the UAE and Thailand you could face jail time.
In some countries the laws are far from black and white, and these may be confusing for foreign visitors. Many nations do not allow indoor vaping or have specific rules around certain environments (e.g. public transport). One example of this is Portugal - here, you can receive heavy fines for vaping in vaping in public places. Another example is Austria where Nicotine-containing e-liquid and e-cigarettes are classed as medicinal and cannot be sold.
Our infographic guide for travellers outlines the rules and regulations surrounding vaping around the world. It lays out the laws in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. It also looks at why governments around the world have chosen to bring in vaping regulations.
Our video looks at how scientific research has debunked some of the most common misconceptions about e-cigarettes to give you a clearer picture of the difference between vaping and smoking.
Oxford Academic - a renowned scholastic journal will no longer allow authors to call vaping devices tobacco products. In an editorial entitled “Are e-cigarettes tobacco products?”, editor-in-chief Marcus Munafò explains that the journal will only use the term “tobacco products” to describe items that contain actual leaf tobacco.