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India bans e-cigarettes: 19 countries where vaping is illegal

Updated : 2019-09-19 19:05:52

India on Wednesday announced a ban on production, manufacturing, import, export, storage, distribution, and transport of e-cigarettes in the country. The country joined a global backlash against vaping on growing health issues after around seven people died in the US due to vaping-related lung diseases. New York, too, has announced a ban on the sale of all flavoured e-cigarettes. Meanwhile, the sale of JUUL was mysteriously halted in China on Wednesday just days after it was introduced in the country. Vaping has already been banned in several countries across the world, while some like Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway and Japan have some restrictions. Here are the countries that have banned e-cigarettes:

Argentina: Vaping has been banned in the country since 2011. One cannot legally purchase, sell or even import e-cigarettes in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Argentina: Vaping has been banned in the country since 2011. One cannot legally purchase, sell or even import e-cigarettes in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Brazil: Brazil banned the manufacturing and sale of e-cigarettes in 2014. Those caught with any products have to pay heavy fines. | Image Source: Unsplash
Brazil: Brazil banned the manufacturing and sale of e-cigarettes in 2014. Those caught with any products have to pay heavy fines. | Image Source: Unsplash
Brunei: The laws with regards to e-cigarettes are a bit confusing in the country. Sale and import of e-cigarettes are prohibited by the Tobacco Order (2005). On being caught for selling and importing, one would pay a fine of $5,000 -$10,000. Use of an e-cigarette, however, is permitted in areas that permit smoking tobacco. | Image Source: Unsplash
Brunei: The laws with regards to e-cigarettes are a bit confusing in the country. Sale and import of e-cigarettes are prohibited by the Tobacco Order (2005). On being caught for selling and importing, one would pay a fine of $5,000 -$10,000. Use of an e-cigarette, however, is permitted in areas that permit smoking tobacco. | Image Source: Unsplash
Colombia: It is legal to use e-cigarettes but it is illegal to sell the product in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Colombia: It is legal to use e-cigarettes but it is illegal to sell the product in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Cambodia: Cambodia banned vaping last year. Violation of laws leads to harsh penalties in the country. | Image source: Unsplash
Cambodia: Cambodia banned vaping last year. Violation of laws leads to harsh penalties in the country. | Image source: Unsplash
Egypt: While it is legal to use e-cigarettes in the country, it is illegal to sell. | Image Source: Unsplash
Egypt: While it is legal to use e-cigarettes in the country, it is illegal to sell. | Image Source: Unsplash
India: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved banning e-cigarettes in the country. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, announcing the ban, said that production, manufacturing, import, export, storage, distribution, and transport of e-cigarettes will be banned in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
India: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved banning e-cigarettes in the country. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, announcing the ban, said that production, manufacturing, import, export, storage, distribution, and transport of e-cigarettes will be banned in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Jordan: Using and selling e-cigarettes is illegal in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Jordan: Using and selling e-cigarettes is illegal in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Lebanon: Lebanon banned vaping last year. However, while it is illegal to sell, it is believed to be legal to use e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Lebanon: Lebanon banned vaping last year. However, while it is illegal to sell, it is believed to be legal to use e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Malaysia: There is no nationwide ban on vaping but Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri, Terengganu and Sembilan have banned the sale of e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Malaysia: There is no nationwide ban on vaping but Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri, Terengganu and Sembilan have banned the sale of e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Mexico: Any products that mimic tobacco products are illegal in the country. However, it is believed to be legal to use e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Mexico: Any products that mimic tobacco products are illegal in the country. However, it is believed to be legal to use e-cigarettes. | Image Source: Unsplash
Philippines: Philippines banned e-cigarettes last year. Violation of law attracts harsh penalties. | Image Source: Unsplash
Philippines: Philippines banned e-cigarettes last year. Violation of law attracts harsh penalties. | Image Source: Unsplash
Qatar: Oman and Qatar too have banned e-cigarettes, citing health issues | Image Source: Unsplash
Qatar: Oman and Qatar too have banned e-cigarettes, citing health issues | Image Source: Unsplash
Singapore: It is illegal to use and sell e-cigarettes. Even possession is a crime and punishable by fines of up to $1,500. | Image Source: Unsplash
Singapore: It is illegal to use and sell e-cigarettes. Even possession is a crime and punishable by fines of up to $1,500. | Image Source: Unsplash
Taiwan: E-cigarettes are classified as a regulated drug in the country and importing and sale can lead to prison sentences and fines. | Image Source: Unsplash
Taiwan: E-cigarettes are classified as a regulated drug in the country and importing and sale can lead to prison sentences and fines. | Image Source: Unsplash
Thailand: Vaping is banned in the country and can lead to ending up in prison. | Image Source: Unsplash
Thailand: Vaping is banned in the country and can lead to ending up in prison. | Image Source: Unsplash
Uruguay: Uruguay put a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in 2009. | Image Source: Unsplash
Uruguay: Uruguay put a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in 2009. | Image Source: Unsplash
Venezuela: While some travellers claimed they were able to vape in some public places, purchase and sale of e-cigarettes are banned in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Venezuela: While some travellers claimed they were able to vape in some public places, purchase and sale of e-cigarettes are banned in the country. | Image Source: Unsplash
Vietnam: Vietnam banned vaping last year. | Image Source: Unsplash
Vietnam: Vietnam banned vaping last year. | Image Source: Unsplash
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