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. Some of the latest additions joining the list are some popular destinations for UK travellers, including Egypt, Turkey and Belgium.
Be vape aware
With around 2.8 million estimated Britons smoking e-cigarettes, it is easy to forget that other countries are not as open to vaping as the UK. UK government officials have released fresh warnings for those that do no heed the rules in place in other countries. The harsh prison conditions in Thailand, for example, will definitely make you rethink packing your vape, where even bringing e-cigarettes or refills into the country could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.
Which countries have banned 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. Some of these countries have placed restrictions only on the sale of vape products, while others are restricted in certain states or areas. We recommend double-checking online before visiting anywhere you’re not sure about.
United Arab Emirates