Vaping holidaymakers planning on jetting off this year are being advised to check the regulations in their chosen destination. Another five countries have banned the use of e-cigarettes, with severe punishments for those caught breaking the rules.
The latest nations to add their names to the ‘no vape’ list includes India, the Philippines, Lebanon, Cambodia and Vietnam. Travellers visiting India or the Philippines can also expect punishments if found with a vape kit in their luggage.
The list of countries that have banned vaping is growing considerably, with the latest additions joining popular destinations such as Belgium, Egypt, Turkey and Thailand.
Be vape aware
With around 2.8 million estimated Britons smoking e-cigarettes, it is easy to forget that other countries are not as lenient with the devices as the UK. UK government officials have released fresh warnings for those that do no heed the rules citing the harsh prison conditions in Thailand as enough to make you rethink packing your vape. In Thailand, even bringing e-cigarettes or refills into the country could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.
Which countries ban vaping?
We advise reading up on the specific rules and regulations surrounding vaping in your chosen holiday destination, taking care to look into specific regions and states if necessary.
United Arab Emirates