E-cigs and Vaping
Two thirds of major nations have regulation associated with e-cigarettes.
The legal status of e-cigarettes is currently pending and different across many countries. Brazil, Singapore, the Seychelles, and Uruguay have banned e-cigarettes totally.
In the US and the UK, the use and sale to adults of e-cigarettes is legal. A photo ID is required to buy e-cigarettes, but their sale in all-ages vending machines is not permitted.
In October 2015, at least 48 states and 2 territories banned e-cigarette sales to minors.
- It is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes or e-liquid to a person under 18 years.
- It is illegal to purchase tobacco, e-cigarettes or e-liquid for, or on behalf of a person aged under 18.
- The above offences carry a fine of up to £2,500
- AgePass enables an online retailer to verify the online purchaser is 18 or over at the time of sale.