Electronic cigarettes have become quite popular. Some people feel that they are a safer way to smoke, and do not require stepping outdoors as there is no second hand smoke emitted for the use of an electronic cigarette. Some countries have determined that a ban on electronic cigarettes is the best position to take. The ban on electronic cigarettes stretches across several countries, and prevents their residents from enjoying the benefits of an electronic cigarette.
The electronic cigarette is banned in Canada. It is illegal to sell, import, or advertised in the country of Canada. The ban went into effect in March 2009. Canadian officials cited a lack of federal drug and administration approval as the reason for the ban. Two years later, the Canadian federal drug and administration has still failed to grant the proper approval to electronic cigarette makers.
Another country that boarders the United States, Mexico has placed a ban on the sales, use, advertising, or importation of electronic cigarettes within its country. The Mexican government included E-cigarettes when they did a country wide ban on all smoking.
The Australian government takes its citizens health very seriously. They have a nationwide ban on nicotine and this includes the use, sales, advertising or import of electronic cigarettes. The Australian authorities claim that is is only to better improve the health of those living inside the Australian boarder.