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Vaping football fans heading off to Germany to witness Euro 2024 have been warned not to take their “banned” vape items into stadia during the tournament

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Vaping football fans heading off to Germany to witness Euro 2024 have been warned not to take their “banned” vape items into stadia during the tournament. Penalties for vaping can include expulsion from the stadium with a report to the police, or a complete ban from future Euro 2024 games

Football fans heading to the UEFA Euro 2024 games are being warned not to vape or bring e-liquids to the venue while attending fixtures in Germany, where both actively vaping and possession of e-liquids have been banned within stadiums hosting the games this year.

Fans heading to Germany for the tournament, which begins on Friday 14th June, are being reminded that behaviours they consider normal may result in police action following organisers releasing a full list of prohibited items that will apply to all stadiums. 

Euro 2024 will be hosted across 10 stadiums in Germany, including the Olympiastadion in Berlin and the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. Searches are to be conducted before entry to the grounds, and those carrying prohibited items could face game-changing consequences. 

Although it is legal to use e-cigarettes in Germany, smoking cessation experts at vape pod retailer Vape Club are reminding fans of the rules for Euro 2024, which will differ significantly inside the sporting venues. Penalties for e-cigarette-related misdemeanours could result in individuals being removed from the premises, alongside a report to the police, or even a stadium ban for the entirety of Euro 2024.

The complete list of prohibited items from this year's Euro 2024

  • Photo and video cameras without permission
  • Drones
  • Flags and banners bigger than 2m
  • Food and drink, including fruit and water
  • Smoking and vaping products 
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Laser pointers 
  • Whistles 
  • Megaphones
  • Spray cans
  • Glass and plastic bottles 
  • Backpacks and large bags, including suitcases

Dan Marchant, director of Vape Club, says: “If vaping is banned in the country or venue you’re travelling to, it’s best not to risk a fine or worse. Football fans heading to Germany for Euro 2024 need to be especially careful when attending fixtures in host stadiums this year.

“The rules state that those attempting to enter the venue carrying prohibited items could face eviction and be reported to the police, so it's crucial to respect the rules set forth by event organisers and local authorities. All liquids have been prohibited, including e-liquid for your vape, so football fans who use vaping products should make sure they fill up their vape before they leave the hotel and ensure they’re not carrying any prohibited items on game day.

“Vaping within the stadiums is also prohibited, though some have a designated smoking area. This varies from venue to venue so check ahead of time, and don’t risk using your vape in non-designated areas.”

Vape Club is the UK’s largest online retailer of vape pens, e-cigarettes and vaping accessories. 

The company says: “Formed in 2012, Vape Club became the one-stop shop for all of the best vaping products from around the world. Vape Club gathered the best juice brands, hardware, batteries and accessories from all corners of the globe and made it a simple, fast and pleasant experience for UK vapers to purchase them.”


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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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