CORRECTION July 12
The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the law passed in Panama would ban personal use of vaping products. After reviewing the actual language of Bill 178, it’s clear that the bill, if signed into law, would only prohibit use in locations where smoking is also banned.
The error came from an official summary of the law on the Panamanian National Assembly’s website, which says:
“The legislative plenary session gave its favorable vote to Bill 178, which prohibits the use, importation and commercialization of electronic nicotine administration systems, electronic cigarettes, heating vaporizers and other similar devices, with or without nicotine, in the Republic of Panama.” (Emphasis added.)
We have corrected the article, and apologize for the error.