A bird's eye view of vape laws in the different parts of the world
There are a lot of countries that may outwardly allow a vaping market. However, their official endorsement for vaping is hardly enthusiastic. Canada is one of the countries that have created new vaping laws that are similar to United Kingdom.
The FDA of the United States has sole authority over vapor products sold in the country. However, the organization still has to create a regulatory system for the products.
Vaping is banned in 40 countries in the Middle East, South America, and Asia including their importation or sales, their use or both. Some laws regarding e-cigarettes in these countries make vaping illegal, either to sell, to own or to use.
Some vaping laws of countries can be downright confusing.
Japan, for instance, makes it legal for vape products to be sold and used. It's only e-liquid with nicotine that is considered illegal. Yet, the country considers it legal to use or sell products like IQOS or heat-not-burn tobacco.
On the flip side, some Asian countries have stricter vaping laws. Thailand, for example, has one of the most rigid ones. Vaping is simply not a thing to do when you come to visit this lovely paradise.
It is only in Europe that you won't encounter vaping prohibitions. This is because the Tobacco Products Directive covers vaping laws of the EU or European Union. This means that any restrictions towards vaping, will be on the same line as vaping laws UK.