Traveling? Know the countries where vaping is banned or restricted

If you’re a vaper who loves to travel then it’s important to know where you can visit that allows you to bring along your vaping gear. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your getaway without feeling the unfortunate side effects of nicotine withdrawal. That being said, while it’s relatively easy to purchase new batteries and delicious vape juices in the United States, there any many countries where vaping accessories are not even sold. So, perhaps a little research will be able to help you with choosing your next vape-friendly travel destination.

What does it mean if vaping is banned somewhere?

Banned is a loose term that is used to state that vaping products and accessories are not allowed to be purchased or sold within the country, but that doesn’t mean that it’s illegal to vape there. For example, Brazil joins the list of countries where vaping is banned, however, there are quite a few prominent vapers on social media that are from Brazil who has simply purchased their gear elsewhere. In countries where vaping is banned, vapers must follow the same guidelines as smoking and vape only where it’s permitted. Here is a list of countries where vaping is banned:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Panama
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Oman
  • Columbia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

What does it mean if vaping is restricted somewhere?

Many countries where vaping is restricted poise this constraint on the cigarette alternative because of the high levels of nicotine contents within the e-juice. Thus, some of these countries will only sell zero nicotine products. However, although the following countries technically have vaping restrictions, it’s best to do your research as some of them are a little easier going about their stipulations. That being said, here is the list we could find on countries that follow their more restricted guidelines.

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

What should you do before making travel plans?

The best thing to do is to know before you go. Do your own research, follow travel forums and trust your instincts, because places like Thailand and Singapore will get you jail time if you’re caught with any nicotine-containing e-juice. Also, if you’re in doubt as to if your travel destination has vaping restrictions, it might be best to either choose a different getaway spot or simply leave your gear at home to avoid the hassle.

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