Millions of people in the UK are being warned of a strict rule in place if they plan to travel to places such as India and Turkey.
According to recent figures, more than three million people in the UK currently use vaping devices. But vaping is banned in several countries around the world and those who break the rules could face severe punishments.
Almost three million people visit Türkiye of the United Kingdom each year and with the nation being so popular with British tourists, it is important to know that e-cigarettes and heated tobacco are completely prohibited. You could be fined up to 1,000 Turkish Lira (around £100) if you are caught vaping in Turkey.
Similarly, India has taken a strict approach to vaping and in 2019 the Indian government announced a complete ban on e-cigarettes for health reasons. Anyone caught vaping can be fined up to 1 lakh rupees (around £950) and, if they repeatedly break the rules, could even be sent to prison.
In Dubai, which is very popular with UK tourists, and the rest of the UAE, the use and sale of e-cigarettes was initially banned in 2009. This has since been revoked, but travelers still They will have to watch where they vape.
Anyone caught smoking e-cigarettes in public could face a fine of up to Dh2,000 (about £450).
“It is essential that vapers thoroughly research the vaping laws of their vacation destinations before finalizing their travel plans. The last thing anyone wants is to face unexpected legal challenges while on vacation.
“For those who have already booked trips to countries with strict regulations on vaping, it is wise to tread with caution. It’s not just about avoiding fines; in some places, you could even end up in jail.
“If your vacation destination is vaping-friendly, always carry batteries and vaping devices in your carry-on luggage. Due to the pressure difference in the airplane cargo hold, do not pack these items in your checked luggage.”
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