How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape?

How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape?

In this article, NewAgeVapeShop is going to explore the vaping regulations around the globe and give you a short review of all the details regarding the legal age limit for vaping. We are going to provide you with an answer to the question how old do you have to be to vape, and at the same time, this might be beneficial if you’re going to travel abroad in one of these countries.

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This is our list of how old do you have to be to vape in each of these countries:

  • Australia

Australia permits the usage of e-cigs but with significant limitations, and you would have to be at least +18 to use an e-cig. Every state in Australia has slightly different regulations regarding vaping. In the next section of this article, we are going to focus more on the law and the legal buying of vape kits.

  • New Zealand

New Zealand is quite progressive when it comes to vaping, and you should be at least +18 to use or buy vape kits. The Health Ministry in New Zealand endorsed e-cigs in 2017 and classified them as “a harm reduction and smoking cessation tool”.

  • The UK

Probably the most progressive of them all is the UK, which has implemented the +18 age rule back in 2015 for selling e-cigs to minors. The fine to retailers that sell vape equipment to persons under the age of 18 is £2,500 for the offense. Vaping itself is permitted almost everywhere if you’re an adult, and you can find vape stores in practically every city in the country.

  • The USA

Depending on the state you’re in the USA, the age limit for vaping is from +18 to +21. For example, if you want to buy an e-cig in Alaska, you would have to be at least 19, but in Oregon, you would have to be 21. The federal law permits vaping for persons over 18 years of age, but as we said, some of the states have passed more restricting laws.

How old to vape in the US

 

  • Canada

The federal government has not imposed any restrictions regarding the use of e-cigarettes, or the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping in Canada. However, on a municipal level, there are age restrictions for people under +18 or +19 and additional legal limitations regarding vaping. For example, if you’re in Ontario, you have to be 19, but if you’re in Manitoba, you’ll have to be at least 18. There is also the city of Calgary, in the Alberta area, where vaping and smoking has been banned altogether since 2015.  

  • The EU

The EU comprises countries that have different laws and limitations regarding vaping/smoking, but the prevalent age is +18. Even though the EU is more liberal when it comes to vaping, the taxes are not as friendly as in other countries around the world. Italy in 2017 passed a tax law, which made vaping more expensive than smoking. Croatia doesn’t allow vaping (is classified in the same article as smoking) in closed public areas.

  • China

China invented the e-cigs, and even today, 90% of all production comes from there. The limitations vary from region to region, but the standard age limit is +18.



How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy a Vape in Australia?

In almost every country around the world, where vaping is permitted (Dubai, Turkey and Egypt have banned vaping), you would have to be at least 18 years old to be to buy a vape. It’s the same case with Australia — you have to be +18, although most of the limitations passed by the states are slightly different. Let’s discuss the laws regarding vaping in Australia, state-by-state.

Age requirements to vape in Australia map-au

New South Wales, Australia

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

  • Use e-liquids in the car with children under the age of 16

  • Vape in smoke-free zones from the 1st of July 2018 (a fine of up to $550)

 

Victoria, Australia

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

 

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

  • Use e-liquids in the car with children under the age of 16

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

 

South Australia

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • South Australia is currently undergoing new vaping regulations. Please check with the local government.

 

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine



Northern Territory, Australia

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

 

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

 

Australian Capital Territory

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner



You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

  • Use e-liquids in the car with children under the age of 16

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

 

Tasmania

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

 

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

 

Western Australia

You can:

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine if you’re +18

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

 

You can’t:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

 

Queensland, Australia

You can:

  • Buy and supply e-cigs if you’re +18

 

You can’t:

  • Sell e-liquids with nicotine

  • Use e-liquids in the car with children under the age of 16

  • Vape in smoke-free zones

  • Use e-liquids with nicotine

  • Import e-liquids for personal use overseas if you have a prescription from a medical practitioner