Following advice from the World Health Organization, which may or may not be accurate and/or outdated, numerous countries have banned vaping. Here’s a list of those countries.
Note: Vaping in the following countries could result in legal consequences, potentially serious ones at that. If you don’t want to risk such repercussions, which could even result in incarceration, our advise is to not vape in these countries. Not if you live there and not if you visit. Be safe!
Here’s the list, in alphabetical order, of all of the countries where vaping is banned:
- United Arab Emirates
This list was reported by the Daily Mail. Subsequently, we make no guarantees as to the accuracy of this list. Some countries on the list may not actually have vaping bans in place.
While you might read this list and find that vaping is no longer banned in one or more of these countries, it’s worth noting that due to the ongoing scientific and medical research currently examining the societal, environmental, and health impacts of vaping, vaping policies are certainly subject to change. Subsequently, we make no guarantees as to the accuracy of this information at the time you’re reading.
To be clear, vaping bans may or may not differ from one country to the next. In some cases, the sale of e-cigs has been banned, however, their possession remains legal. In other countries, vaping has been banned in its entirety.
Before traveling to a new country, especially one that’s on this list, be sure to check what the latest vape regulations are before visiting. Even if you’re just touching down momentarily for a connecting flight, it’s in your best interest to check the country’s laws in advance, especially if you plan on traveling with an e-cig or other form of vaporizer.
The Sun reports that for most of the countries where vaping has been banned, the strict regulation comes as a result of a 2014 report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in which the organization highlighted their concerns over e-cig use at the time.