Vaping is said to help smokers quit, but Brits doing it in certain countries could be hit with fines – or even jail sentences…
What countries is vaping banned in?
Here’s a list of the countries where vaping is banned
Failing to plan ahead if you’re travelling to any of these countries could see you slapped with a fine, or worse.
With vaping still fairly recent and laws surrounding the use of them continually developing, governments are constantly altering the rules.
Thailand banned vaping in 2014, with many tourists unaware. Any e-cigarettes found by Thai officials will probably be confiscated, while the owner could be hit with a fine or even sent to prison for up to 10 years – so it’s probably best to leave your e-cig at home…
Many countries, such as Brazil, will hand out fines to anyone that has a vaping product confiscated from them.
What countries have restrictions on vaping and e-cigarettes?
Some countries haven’t banned vaping completely, but there are some restrictions that you must follow to avoid an unwanted fine.
Countries where vaping is restricted:Australia for example, allows the use of e-cigarettes in all states, but in Queensland, e-cigs with liquid nicotine are illegal.
In Hong Kong, possessing or selling an e-cigarette which contains nicotine, could earn you two years in prison and a large fine (nicotine is categorised as a poison in Hong Kong).