Vaping Tips For Travelling

 Travelling with a vaping device can be complicated. As a vaper, you understand that sometimes there are rules and restrictions imposed on e-cigs and vape pens, which you must follow. Aeroplanes and airports have their own sets of internal procedures and guidelines on the subject of vape devices, additional to the laws that are imposed by the country. That’s just one of the reasons you should learn more about this and prepare yourself and your vape kit before you travel abroad. We gathered a few tips and tricks from experienced vapers and compiled a list of important notes for you to read before you catch a flight.

Pack your vape kit properly  
A small trick that might save you a lot of time and headaches when you’re travelling with an e-cig is to pack everything in plastic, see-through bags. Clean your vape kit thoroughly before you wrap it, let every part dry-out entirely and then put the pieces in the bags. This will make it easier for you at the airport if you have to show it to customs. Another great tip is to pack a few extra coils and vape juices because there is nothing more frustrating than trying to find a coil in a foreign country.

Another thing you should bear in mind, while you’re packing is the following:
“The FAA prohibits these devices in checked baggage. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizer, vape pens, atomisers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.”
This means that you can not put your vape device in the checked bag!

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Airports and aeroplanes  
The general rule for airports is that vaping and smoking are allowed in the designated areas. However, some airports prohibit vaping altogether, and you would have to go outside the gates if you want to vape.
These are vape-friendly airports around the world:
Charlotte Douglas International
Heathrow Airport
Dulles International
Manchester Airport
McCarran International (Las Vegas)
Frankfurt Airport
Miami International
Stuttgart Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul International
John F Kennedy International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington International
Laguardia Airport 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Charles de Gaulle
Tampa International

On the other hand, we have airports that have banned vaping like:
Los Angeles International
San Francisco International
Denver International
Detroit Metropolitan
Boston Logan International
Chicago Midway International
Chicago O’Hare International
Orlando International
Seattle-Tacoma International
Philadelphia International
Dallas-Fort Worth International
George Bush Intercontinental (Houston)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Don’t vape on an aeroplane, it’s not allowed, and even if it was it is just basic etiquette not to! Instead, use a nicotine gum/patch to soothe your nicotine cravings. You’ll be able to vape once you get off the plane. It would help if you continued reading the next chapter about countries to avoid if you’re a vaper. 

Places you don’t want to visit as a vaper 
As you probably already know, you must do your due diligence before you pack your bags and your vape kit and go travelling to an exotic destination. Understanding the customs, the local dynamics and the laws in the country you want to visit is crucial. Having a little background knowledge might save you from a lot of uncomfortable situations. While we’re on the subject of local laws, these are some of the places you should visit with an e-cig or a vape pen in your pocket.

Dubai, for example, has a practice of confiscating vape kits at the airport, and if you don’t want to lose your shiny vape mod, then this country is not your next destination. Singapour, on the other hand, has a rigorous fine (penalty) policy, and if you’re caught with a vape device or vaping, you could pay up to 5000 USD. Punjab and Thailand have even made vaping a criminal offence. In Punjab, you can end up in jail for three years, while in Thailand, the criminal penalty is up to ten years.

Some other countries that are not vape friendly are the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, East Timor, Brazil, Bahrain and others. The main conclusion is to check the laws of the country before you book the flight.


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