Vaping in these countries can lead to fines and jail time

Vaping in these countries can result in fines and jail time

The presence of electronic cigarettes and vapes in luggage or hand luggage, not to mention the process of “smoking” itself; in some countries can result in imprisonment or a heavy fine.

The most severe penalties are in popular tourist destinations: Thailand, Singapore and Australia. 

Unsuspecting tourists in Thailand can be fined up to 30,000 baht (51 000 Rubles) or sent to prison for up to 10 years.

In Singapore, possession of an electronic cigarette can result in a fine of SGD 2,000 (about 87 500 rubles).

Australia recently announced a crackdown on nicotine-containing vapes, which now require a doctor's prescription. To avoid a hefty fine of up to A$222,000, vapers traveling to the country must make sure they don't carry nicotine liquids with them.

Some Australian states even impose jail terms for importing nicotine liquid for electronic cigarettes.

Last year, beaches in popular Spanish cities such as Barcelona announced a ban on smoking regular cigarettes, with the law taking effect July 1.

This rule applies to 115 of Spain's 3,514 beaches, including on the Costa del Sol and the Balearic Islands.

Users of electronic cigarettes should check with official sources before traveling whether it is safe for them to carry devices and capsules or smoke in the country.

Soccer fans vapers heading to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar could face three months in jail or a fine of up to 10,000 rials (about 172 500 rubles) for vaping.

Other countries that banned such ways of smoking: Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Seychelles and Barbados.

A final piece of advice: even if the country you are going to is loyal refer to electronic cigarettes and vapes, always keep batteries and vaping devices in your handheld di as they must be under controlled pressure and are not allowed in checked baggage.

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