Vaping is without doubt a healthy alternative to smoking. The UK has seen a significant rise in the popularity of vaping over the past decade as more and more people are ditching their cigarettes for vapes.

As well as medical and scientific prove that vaping is far less harmful than traditional smoking, there are numerous other benefits that make vaping more attractive. The lack of cigarette smoke and lingering smell is often one of the first things people notice when they switch. After several weeks a regular smoker with see the significant savings they have made from quitting smoking.

Considering the substantial benefits from both from a medical and day to day perspective, it may come a as a shock to hear the vaping has been banned in a number of countries!

The countries where vaping is banned:

United Arab Emirates

As you can see from the above list, there are quite a few countries who’s governments have introduced the ban. Whilst it will come as no surprise to see places such as The United Arab Emirates on the list where practically everything is banned, it may come as a shock to see some of our European cousins such as Austria and Belgium.

While their reasons for the ban slightly differ, the underlying theme appears to be the supposed lack of evidence that vaping is less toxic than real cigarettes. Counties such as Jordan and Qatar have even gone as far as to say that vaping has been banned due to the damaging effect of nicotine, despite traditional cigarettes being completely legal.

Despite these claims, we suspect that the real reason for many countries enforcing a ban on vaping is so that they do not loose out on the tax that would otherwise be gained from the purchase of a packet of cigarettes.

With only two European countries included on the list many of us will have no problems vaping on our holidays. However if you like your holidays a little further afield, it is worth double checking the list, with popular tourist destination such as Thailand and Egypt enforcing bans. If you are planning a visit to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, be prepared to leave your vaping devices at home!