Palau has outlawed e-cigarettes or "vaping" after President Surangel Whipps Jr signed a law for "a total ban on the import, advertising, sale, and use of e-cigarettes" on March 29.
The law - RPPL 11-27 - has expanded the Tobacco Control Act to include e-cigarettes and will come into effect 60 days after being enacted.
It means that from May 29, businesses and individuals can be prosecuted if found with e-cigarette products.
Authorities are hoping that the new law will "protect the public's health", in particular the young people of the island nation.
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