An increasing number of countries are banning the sale of e-cigarettes. To date, over twenty countries have banned the sale of e-cigarettes and most are Middle Eastern, South American, and South-East Asian countries. Canada, Australia, and Norway have imposed many restrictions on the usage of vapes. And India has banned the production, sale, and import of e-cigarettes.
Although vape pens have been widely used as a less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, an increasing number of youngsters who have never smoked traditional cigarettes before are taking up vapes. They are enticed by the wide range of flavors, including bubble gum and candy floss. Many people report that they use vapes because of the enjoyable flavors.
Here are some other reasons why e-cigarettes are banned in many countries except the UK.
Use of Nicotine is Illegal or Restricted:
Nicotine is a highly addictive ingredient and for that reason, many countries are banning e-cigarettes that contain nicotine. The e-liquids containing nicotine are illegal in Hong Kong and Thailand. In Australia, the nicotine-containing e-liquids are banned because nicotine is considered a poison. Vape pens are allowed in Australia but they cannot be used to vape nicotine liquid. Thus, vape users in the country buy their e-juice from China or New Zealand. In Hong Kong, e-liquids containing nicotine are illegal to sell and possess and can land you in jail for up to two years. Similarly, vaping is allowed in Japan but it is illegal to buy and sell nicotine liquids there. Some countries restrict the use of e-cigarettes altogether because people use nicotine-containing e-liquids for vaping.
Limited Research on the Safety of E-Cigarettes:
Another reason why e-cigarettes are banned in many countries is that there hasn’t been enough research conducted in the health safety of vaping. While the research shows that vaping is less harmful than burning tobacco but the consequences of long term vaping are yet to be explored. An e-cigarette heats the e-liquid, which is a complex solution of chemicals including oils, flavours, and nicotine. The particles released in the vapor by heating the e-liquid can reach deep into the lungs like tobacco smoke. But the research into the safety of vaping is difficult because the composition of the chemicals released into the vapor depends on the temperature at which the vaping device heats the e-juice. However, a few studies have revealed that long term vaping can irritate and inflame your airways.
Why is the UK the Right Place to Buy Legal E-Cigarettes?
Fortunately, the United Kingdom is among those few countries that promote vaping as a life-saving way to smoking cessation. It is legal to advertise, sell, and buy e-cigarettes and their accessories in the UK. In fact, physicians are allowed to suggest vaping to smokers. Moreover, there is also a probability that the UK government would subsidize vaping products for the patients who are prescribed vapes by their doctors. UK promote the use of vape as there has been reductions in smoking rates with the rapid growth in the use of vapes.