The bad news for vapers is that in many places around the world increasing amounts of legislation is being passed to either restrict the use of e-cigarettes or even to ban them altogether. Singapore, Brazil and Argentina have all passed laws preventing the use of e-cigs, even though regular tobacco cigarettes can still legally be sold there. Luckily, there are still some cities where vaping is not only accepted but positively welcomed. In this article, we look at some of the best places for vapers to visit, so that you can plan your next vacation.
Sydney – Australia
Although Sydney, the biggest city in Australia, has strict laws regarding smoking – even forbidding smoking in outdoor beer gardens, there is no such legislation relating to e-cigs. This makes Sydney one of the best places to visit if you're a vaper, and there's nothing more fantastic than enjoyingyour favourite premium e-liquid while you admire the impressive views over the Sydney waterfront and its famous natural harbour.
Las Vegas – USA
Las Vegas is famous for its relaxed attitude and sinful reputation! Anything goes in Vegas, and that includes vaping. Vapers are just as welcome here as gamblers, and you can freely vape in most of the city's bars and casinos while you drink and gamble to your heart's content. Vaping out in the streets won't be a problem either, unlike in some of the USA's more conservative cities so that you can enjoy the spectacle of the Bellagio's famous fountains and the light shows on Fremont Street with your vape pen in your hand.
Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Amsterdam is well known for its relaxed attitude to cannabis. However, Dutch law demands that smokers can only enjoy weed without the addition of tobacco. Luckily, vaping is widely found in most of the city's coffee shops, so you can vape away while exploring this beautiful city with its pretty canals, picturesque cobbled streets and world-famous museums.
Prague – The Czech Republic
Prague is a great place for vapers to visit since e-cigarettes are permitted here in virtually every location. This enchanting city has pretty cobbled streets, a fascinating heritage and welcoming bars that serve some of the best beers to be found in the world, so there are plenty of reasons to visit. The Old Town is a top destination with its famous Wenceslas Square, and you'll enjoy it even more while puffing away on your box mod.
Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Still often known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is a mecca for vapers thanks to its welcoming attitude for vaping tourists and travellers. This vibrant city is full of energy and is currently undergoing a period of rapid development, yet much of its old-fashioned charm has been preserved making this a fantastic destination for discovering ornate temples, busy outdoor markets and other cultural sights. Vaping is permitted in most bars and cafes and is the perfect accompaniment to some of the city's delicious street food.
London – UK
London is a bustling metropolis that has a very tolerant attitude towards vaping. The UK's capital city is full of vapers, and it's easy to see why when you take a look at the city's many vape friendly pubs and vape cafes which serve up impressive and varied vaping menus. Feel free to stroll along the banks of the Thames, head up The Mall and watch the changing of the guard with your favourite vaping device in your hand.
Seattle – USA
Perhaps best known as the home of Starbucks, Seattle in Washington State perfectly bridges the gap between mainstream and alternative lifestyles. There are no laws prohibiting vaping here either indoors or outdoors, and e-cigs are rapidly gaining ground in mainstream culture in this forward-thinking destination. There are also plenty of vape friendly bars and restaurants, and with over 50 vape shops to choose from you won't have any difficulty in topping up your e-juice.
With so many great places in the world to choose from, vapers are sure to find the perfect destination for their next break. So pack up your favourite box mod, stock up on e-juice, and head off on vacation!