Most of us who vape have become quite attached to our vaping devices.
When we’re traveling, the idea of going without isn’t an ideal choice. However, depending on your destination, it might be the only option. While it’s unlikely and rare that your destination location has banned vaping entirely, there are a few countries that have.
Due to the varying laws surrounding vaping in different cities, states, and countries, it vital that you know everything you can about vaping and travel.
Keep reading for five key things to know about traveling with your vape.
1. Vaping on Airplanes and in Airports
If you didn’t know already, it’s completely illegal to vape on airplanes. Airports, however, have varying policies regarding vaping in terminals.
Surprisingly, there are many major airports that allow vaping in designated locations, including terminals.
2. Carry On or Luggage?
Due to the fear (and history) of batteries from cellphones catching fire, e-cigarette batteries are not allowed to be stowed away in your luggage. Therefore, you must carry your vaping device in your carry-on bag.
However, you are allowed to carry extra supplies for your vaping device such as extra cords, tanks, and e-juices, etc.
3. International Travel
International travel and vape devices require a little bit of research on your end.
While most countries are tolerant and supportive of vaping and e-cigarettes, there are some in which they are banned entirely. Surprisingly, vaping is illegal in Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, and the UAE.
In countries where vaping is legal, however, be sure to research their laws regarding vaping in public places, indoors, etc. The last thing you want to do while overseas is getting into legal trouble or incur fines.
4. National Travel
As you travel through the United States, it’s important to research the vape laws of every city and state you plan on visiting. Some places treat vaping in the same regard as smoking cigarettes. They may be banned entirely in public places.
Understanding the law beforehand is vital to avoiding fines and penalties. Don’t expect every location to have clear signs posted about the legalities of vaping.
If you are unsure, your best bet is to hold off until you get into a private space. If that space is a hotel room, you can ask the front desk about the hotel’s policy on vaping.
5. Vape Supplies
If you plan on traveling to a location you’re unfamiliar with, do some research to find out about your destination’s vape and smoke shops.
First, you may need to stop by your favorite smoke shop and stock up on supplies in case your destination has limited options. Alternatively, however, different locations, especially overseas may have different kinds of e-juices you’ll want to try that you can’t get here in the U.S.
Regardless, it’s always good to pack some back-up refills for emergencies and as we suggested before, you can pack those in your luggage bags. Just remember, airlines policies about liquid containers apply to vape supplies too.
Be Smart and Enjoy Vaping
Finally, when you’re traveling, especially internationally, take extra caution to respect the laws and cultures of the places you’re visiting. If vaping is illegal, you may just need to go without.
Otherwise, enjoy yourself! Try different types of e-juices you can’t get anywhere else and remember to bring some home with you!