As the popularity of vaping continues to grow around the world, more and more questions surrounding e-cigarettes are arising. A 2016 estimate from the UN put the number of vapers at 35 million globally and this figure is expected to reach 55 million by 2021.

In response to this massive increase, the past few years have seen governments scramble to put e-cigarette regulation in place. As of 2015, about one-third of the world’s countries have implemented vaping laws of some sort. However, as e-cigarettes are still a relatively new phenomenon the laws around them are continually evolving as governments react to constantly emerging research.

While a number of countries have adopted a more laissez-faire approach, others have put into effect severe penalties for vaping. Currently, 21 nations that have put a complete e-cig ban in place. In Thailand for example, e-cigarettes are completely banned and punishments for those caught vaping can vary between anything from confiscation to ten years in jail.

There are many countries that have taken a more moderate approach that may not be as visible to the visitor’s eyes. For example, in Portugal vaping in public places is heavily regulated so be careful not to get fined. In Egypt, E-cigarettes are legal but vaping in public is not and the sale of vaping gear is prohibited.

Planning a Trip Abroad?

If you are planning to travel abroad, don’t forget to read up on the vaping regulations of your chosen destination. To make that job easier, the guys at Purplebox Vapours have put together a highly useful infographic, entitled “Where in the World Can I Vape” which outlines the rules and regulations surrounding vaping around the world. It lays out the laws in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and South America.

Read the infographic below for more.