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Vaping's illegal in Qatar World Cup - but Brit company offering to pay fines

Errant vapers at the World Cup have been dealt a lifeline after a UK-based company offered to pay their fines and stop them going back on the fags.

E-cigarettes have illegal Qatar state since 2014 and fans could face draw-dropping fines of up to 10,000 Riyals - around £2,200 - or a maximum of three months in prison if they’re caught.

Despite intensive media coverage in the lead up to the World Cup of a 1,000 football fans polled by Riot Labs half of them admitted to not knowing a single law in Qatar. And that's bad news as at least 30% of the 20,000 England and Wales fans expected to travel to Qatar use e-cigarettes regularly or are ex-tobacco smokers.