Tips And Tricks by Matt Canty August 12, 2020 Traveling around the world with your vape pens sounds like an exciting idea. However, airline regulations have become more tough and you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that apply to your vaping materials. From packing your vape kit, to using a vape in public places, and carrying it on the plane, we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks to travelling with vape pens. Most of these tips mentioned should be common sense but hopefully they will help you continue enjoying a great vaping experience, wherever you travel to next.
TRAVEL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR VAPING
1. KNOW THE LAW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO TRAVEL
Whether you’re ready to go overseas or visiting a relative in a different state, it’s important to know the local laws. You don’t want to find yourself in trouble in an unfamiliar place with no working knowledge of the law and an angry authority figure accusing you of vaping in the open. Be mindful of local customs, or legal and illegal activities depending on where you are in the world. Some countries like Argentina. Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam have banned the use of all vaping and e-cigarettes. These countries have severe penalties if you’re caught. Hence, we strongly advise you to leave your vape pen at home.
2. GO THROUGH AIRLINE REGULATIONS
Even before landing in another country, you have to go through the airport security check. Each airline company has its own set of rules about what is and what isn’t allowed onboard or at the departure lounges. Don’t get confused with the security procedure and do something silly that could land you with an expensive fine. It is recommended to check a vaping etiquette guide to learn more about vaping in your destination country. Keep in mind that most airlines do not care if you take a vape on board, as long as it’s not inside your checked luggage. Also, don’t keep your vape pen batteries in your checked luggage, since no batteries should be packed.
3. PACK CAREFULLY
Always make sure that your vape kits are packed safely and efficiently. You can even buy a dedicated kit or bag for storing all of your vape pens. This way you can easily access everything and be sure it won’t be getting thrown around or in any way damaged. Packing it well is really convenient, in case you have to take it out and show it to airport security. Being organized and helpful adds a level of credibility to any passenger.
Batteries are undoubtedly very important yet so easily forgotten. If you use a rechargeable e-cigarette or vape pen, then make sure to always carry the batteries with you. It’s definitely not a good feeling to get stuck miles from anywhere with a dead battery in your vaporizer. As we mentioned above, don’t keep your batteries in your checked baggage. You can easily carry them in your hand luggage and carry on bag. You would also be required to remove your batteries from your vaporizer for the duration of the flight, for safety. If you don’t know how to remove the batteries, just remove the atomizer. Bonus – The best way to avoid the hassle of carrying batteries is to invest in a high-quality disposable vape cigarette. These disposable vape pens do not use batteries and are made to be thrown away after use. Besides, they are super convenient and easy to carry while traveling.
5. KEEP CALM AT THE SECURITY CHECK
Vaping is becoming more and more common everywhere you go, yet not everyone is aware of it. There shouldn’t be any problem traveling with vaping equipment after you’ve gone through the airline guidelines. However, there could be a chance of meeting an airport staff member who just doesn’t ‘get it.’ In this situation, you need to keep calm and explain to them what your vape pen is. As long as you’ve followed the rules and aren’t doing anything illegal, they should have no problems.
6. KEEP YOUR VAPE KIT READY
It’s both embarrassing and time consuming being held at a security check. So, before you reach the airport, or at the very least the security gates, make sure to keep your possessions handy and your vape kit easily reachable to take out, display, and to pack away again in order to avoid delay. This will make things work a lot smoother for everyone and you will be less stressed.
7. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
You are never permitted to smoke on the plane. So, don’t try and sneak into the bathroom for an unnoticed vape session, because the washrooms on the plane have smoke detectors, and it won’t be a pleasurable experience. The anxiety coupled with the small vaping space will just leave you feeling more stressed than before you started. If you want to vape at the airport, consider the fact that not everybody wants to be inhaling your second-hand vapor. So, check your surroundings to find a permitted smoking area. In case you’re worried about looking suspicious in public, a disposable vape would be perfect because even outside or in an open public space, it would be easily concealable.