Vaping and Traveling 101

Vaping and Traveling 101

-Authored by Monica Calistru 

One of the most important things about being a traveling vaper is to make sure that you are able to enjoy your vape...while traveling.

First thing's first…

Start by buying the right vaping accessories: the right eCigs, plenty of juice, extra batteries, anything you might need to make your abroad vaping experience a good vaping experience.

Then, don’t forget to check out airlines and their eCig policies.

Most of the airlines have established rules regarding, for example, allowing eCigs on board. You can store them in your bag. However, it’s extremely unlikely that you will be allowed to vape during the flight, due to a couple of good reasons: first, the batteries and the fact that they do present fire hazards. Then, the discomfort--of other passengers--created by the vapor itself.

Pack with care!

For a completely successful flight, you are going to need to make sure that your vaping products are properly packed in a clear carry-on bag, separately. You can even look up protective and durable cases, to keep your vaporizer safe and sound. One other important thing to keep in mind is that, as of 2015-2016, eCigs are no longer allowed to be stored in checked luggage, which means they can’t be stored in the hold of the aircraft.

Also, if you are taking eLiquid with you, don’t forget to make sure your bottle adheres to the rules, just as a perfume or a liquid foundation. If you do want to take a bigger bottle with you, you can choose to safely store your juice in the hold of the aircraft, while making sure it’s completely sealed, so it won’t damage any of your other belongings. It’s also imperative to dismantle your eCig, to ensure that every component is safe during the flight. This way, you’ll have an easier time explaining it to security, which leads me to my next point:

Brace yourself

Most airport securities are aware of vaping products and they’re okay with you transporting them. However, you do need to be prepared  - in case of uncooperative airport security staff -  for a couple of minutes of explaining. Always remain patient and follow the instructions offered, while calmly providing the security staff with any relevant information that they might require.

Legal aspects.

When planning your trip, it’s a great idea to check out the legal status of eCigs in the country you are going to visit. There are some places (such as Hong Kong, the UAE, and Singapore) where vaping is known to be banned or illegal. Better safe than sorry, right?

Don’t be a stereotype!

Last, but not least, be considerate of your surroundings. The rules were implemented for various reasons and, as unfair or unreasonable they may seem, you have to respect them. Many indoor vaping prohibitions were inspired by the World Health Organization’s report suggesting it should be banned indoors, just like with indoor smoking.

Even if the place you are visiting does allow vaping, it’s always a good idea ask for permission before taking monster hits from your device if you are indoors, at a bar or a cafe and, as much as you crave a quick vape, you need to make sure that you don’t irk or irritate the people around you.

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