Be a responsible vapor.
Are you planning a holiday? If you vape, you should prepare for your trip. Otherwise, traveling with your vape gear and e-liquid can be problematic. In this post, we’ll mention three most common problems of traveling with an e-cigarette and offer you solutions to them. So let’s get on board!
Problem #1. Vaping Regulations.
As electronic smoking devices became popular, states implemented laws to regulate their use. If you’re going to another state, find out the local regulations beforehand in order to avoid any troubles during the trip. In general, e-cigarette use is prohibited in all public places where smoking is banned.
But while vaping is legal in the U.S., many countries all over the world ban vaping with various restrictions. In some countries, it is completely illegal. In others, you can use your vape pen from Vapingdaily, but only if your e-liquid is nicotine-free.
Below is the list of countries that prohibit vaping altogether:
- United Arab Emirates
The regulations are constantly changing. So, make short research before choosing the destination.
It may seem odd that vaping can be banned. However, you shouldn’t neglect these prohibitions. In most airports, like in Dubai Airport, your e-cigarette will be confiscated. But even if you find a new vaporizer pen and use it, the consequences might be deplorable.
Vaping in a public place in the Philippines is illegal and is punished by up to 4 months in jail. In Selangor (Malaysia), this violation can result in a high fine or up to 2 years in prison. In Singapore, a fine can reach $5,000. Thailand has the most severe punishment – 10 years in prison.
If the country you want to visit bans vaping, you’ll have to follow the law. Maybe it won’t be such a problem for you. But if you can’t spend at least a day without nicotine, changing the destination may be the best decision.
Problem #2. No Vaping at the Airport and Public Transport Premises and On Board.
If you are going to use public transport, you’ll have to follow regulations. Though many train companies once allowed passengers to vape on platforms, most no longer do. Vaping is banned on trains and railway stations. The same refers to buses.
Are you going by plane? In many airports, both smoking and vaping are banned. Some have designated area for that. For sure, vaping on a plane is forbidden.
Traveling by ship also has its nuances. In general, cruises are quite vape-friendly. Passengers are allowed to vape either in bars and casinos, the pool deck, the private balconies, or special designated areas. But every cruise line has its own rules for electronic cigarettes. Ensure to follow them, or you’ll have to pay a fine.
If you want to drive to the chosen destination, you’ll have minimum problems with vaping on the go. Still, you should be careful. Anything you do behind the wheel, be it eating, talking by phone, or vaping, distracts you from the road.
If you still choose to vape while driving, don’t use vape pen mods that create massive clouds of vapor. It will decrease visibility. Also, open the window or the sunroof and exhale vapor towards them. Avoid refilling e-liquid or changing a battery on the go. Do this before starting the car.
Problem #3. The Wrong Packing.
If you want to travel by air, be ready to meet a list of requirements for vaping devices’ transportation.
How to pack vape gear?
- Disassemble all vaping equipment and put everything into your carry-on luggage.
- Make sure the tank or RDA is completely empty from the liquid. This avoids leaks.
- Remove the vape pen battery. Remember that airports require storing lithium-ion batteries only in your hand-luggage as they potentially catch fire during the flight. If your device has an internal battery, remove the atomizer, and make sure the device is turned off.
- If you take extra batteries with you, store them in a special hard-cased battery case to prevent them from being crushed.
How to pack e-liquid?
- Most departure points only allow taking up to 100 ml (3.3 ounces) of e-juice with you on a plane. If a passenger carries vape juice bottles with more than 100 ml, they must go in checked luggage. Vapers who have flown in the past decade know that carrying on 30ml bottles are good to go. And it’s better to use plastic bottles as glass might break. They take only the liquid they need on the plane and put the rest in checked bags.
- All the bottles with vape juice must be put in a zip-top, clear plastic bag.
- Don’t forget to check whether the lids are done up tightly.
A useful tip: To decide how much liquid you need to take, find out if you’ll be able to buy more at a local store.
These requirements are common for all airports (that allow vape transportation). However, it makes sense to call the airline or visit their website beforehand to clarify everything as vaping policies may differ.
Though packing your vape according to the listed rules may seem a cumbersome process at first, that kind of packing is quite practical. You should use them when going by ship, too. This way, you’ll pass baggage check without any problems.
Traveling by your car allows creating your own vaping policy. Still, there’re some useful tips you should know. Keep the bottles with e-juice in a vertical position to prevent leaking. And don’t leave the vapor pen and batteries in a hot car for a long time. They will lose their charge or get overheated and damaged.
Be a responsible vapor and have a nice vacation trip!