An overview of worldwide e-cigarette law

The laws surrounding vaping are somewhat complex. Each country has their own regulations, some are further forward than others, whereas some countries have outright banned the use of e-cigarettes. When travelling, the ease of purchase of e-cigarettes and e-liquid can vary. Let's start by looking at some of the easier places to vape.
Looking at Europe, the vaping laws are very consistent, which makes things nice and easy for those travelling within the continent. From the consumers perspective, the only constraints are:
E-liquid containing nicotine can only be sold in childproof 10ml bottles.
This has created a surge in 50ml and 100ml e-liquids being containing zero nicotine, and then 10ml 18mg bottles of nicotine being sold separately. The reason for this is so that if children managed to obtain the bottle, they can't ingest any more than 10ml of nicotine at any one time.
E-liquid must be made in regulated conditions
and each batch must be tested and approved.
Tanks can hold no more than 2ml of e-liquid.
Again, this is in place for child safety.
There are health warnings for e-cigarettes advising consumers that they contain nicotine and should not be used by non-smokers are mandatory. Packaging must also include a list of ingredients contained in the product and information on the product's nicotine content.
There are some instances of more strict rules in Europe. Since Norway does not belong to the European Union, it has its own laws regarding vaping. The use of e-cigarettes is permitted, but the sale of products that contain nicotine is not.

Believe it or not, there are a number of countries where vaping is illegal. Brazil, Singapore, the Seychelles, and Uruguay.
In Singapore, the laws are very strict. E-cigarettes and e-liquid are prohibited and the use of them is illegal. Those guilty of the offence are liable to a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction, even tourists.
In Canada, they are technically illegal to sell, as no nicotine-containing e-cigarette is approved by Health Canada, but this is generally unenforced and they are commonly available for sale Canada-wide.
In Australia, the Federal Department of Health class every form of nicotine as a poison, so no nicotine containing e-liquid is not available for sale to the general public. State laws on vaping in Australia are somewhat conflicting. In April 2014 a court decision made it illegal to sell or supply e-cigarettes regardless of their appearance or nicotine content (even if zero) in Western Australia Precise rules in other States vary.
In America, like most laws, they are usually dependent on each State, which can be very confusing!
As you can tell, e-cigarette law can be quite complex and incredibly varied. If you are travelling out of your home country, it is always recommended to thoroughly research the vaping laws in the country you are visiting. You could have your vaping gear confiscated upon arrival in many countries, or worse, end up in court! Always take care when dealing with the law.
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