Traveling with E-Cigs: Things You May Not Have Considered
Traveling and smoking tobacco cigarettes is pretty much a no-go. When things get hectic, and you have to deal with countless rules and regulations, most of the time, your smoking habit gets put on hold, no matter how stressed out you are. Even when you get to your destination with the intention of total relaxation, you may have to deal with more red tape that says where and when you may smoke. While e-cigarettes are the better way to smoke in every way, especially when traveling, here are some tips to make things a little easier, because as you may have guessed it, even e-cigs are not welcome everywhere.
All hotels are different, and it will make things easier on you if you research your particular hotel ahead of time. Find out what their policy on e-cigarettes is because they tend to vary. Some hotels welcome electronic cigarettes, some even carry them in their gift shops, understanding what great alternatives they are to smoke. Others consider them no different than traditional cigarettes, and hold them strictly to no-smoking policies. Make sure you know what you are dealing with before you go, so you won’t be unexpectedly disappointed.
Vaping on airplanes is prohibited. You are free to pack them in your carry-on luggage, however actually using them is not allowed. In fact, packing your e-cigarettes and all of your e-cigarette supplies in your carry-on is suggested because this enables you to take everything out should your bag need inspection. If your e-smokes and e-cig accessories are packed in your checked luggage, they are subject to damage and removal by the airline, and you really wouldn’t want that.
Just like hotels, some airports are super accommodating, and others are completely against vaping. London’s Heathrow recently became one of the first airports in the world to open a designated vaping lounge, which not only accommodates e-smokers, it relieves any issues with nonsmokers who wish to keep their distance. So, just to be safe, find out ahead of time what you’re dealing with and you won’t have to find out the hard way.
When using e-cigarettes in modes of public transportation in different cities and foreign places, it’s also best to look it up before you go. If that isn’t possible, try to get a feel for the area and how things work when you get there. Some places are obviously more smoker and e-smoker friendly than others.
–Disposable e-cigarettes are great for traveling, especially on shorter trips.
-If you’re bringing e-liquids, remember that most airlines do not allow you to bring more than 3oz of liquid in your carry-on.
-If you don’t know, ask. Ask locals and ask those in authoritative positions if you aren’t sure about something.
-Try not to be an annoying tourist! Don’t be unnecessarily flamboyant with your e-cigarettes because unwanted attention in foreign places is never a good thing.
Traveling with electronic cigarettes is great; especially with smoking bans popping up all over the place. However, just like anything else, it’s best to be armed with knowledge before you end up in compromising situations! Happy vaping and safe travels!