The use of cigarettes is banned in public places, however the use of e-cigarettes that are not designed to look like or imitate cigarettes appear to be exempt, so avoid using any cigalike-style products in Namibia.
While the use of e-cigarettes does not currently appear to be illegal, they are not commonplace and we advise that you use caution and subtlety while vaping to avoid any trouble so your exhaled vapor is not confused with cigarette smoke.
We suggest that you abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)
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All Laws & Regulations
Namibia became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 5, 2006.
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in virtually all indoor public places and indoor workplaces, and on all means of public transportation. Smoking is also prohibited in certain outdoor areas including: (1) outdoor areas of private dwellings used for any commercial childcare activity or for schooling or tutoring; and (2) outdoor areas a distance of two meters from windows, ventilation inlets, and entrances and exits of public places and workplaces.