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Guide to traveling with e-cigs and vapes

Booking your next holiday is a wonderful feeling. If you want to take your vape away with you, you’ll need to pack your vape, vape pen or device in your carry on / hand luggage or you can order it through online vape shop. Airlines don’t allow vapes or e-cigarettes to be placed in the hold, so if you put yours in your checked baggage, this could cause delays, Travel to destinations near or far is an exciting time!

With the thrills of booking your holiday (and besides the apparent stresses on departure day), have you considered certain issues with your e-cigarette or vape kit? It may come as some surprise that vaping is outright banned in some countries and heavily restricted in others because of different pros and cons of vaping. Along with that, there are the obvious rules and regulations at airports and on the plane regarding your e-cig or vape kit.

This ban is due to the fact that electronic cigarettes exclusively utilise lithium batteries, same as laptops and most mobile phones. Lithium batteries CANNOT be stored in the plane’s cargo hold due to fire hazards, so much like your laptop you will be expected to keep your e cigarette on you at all times and not to leave it unattended.

When packing for your upcoming trip, the e cigarette, vape or vape pen itself will need to be placed in your hand luggage. Any extra refills and e liquids can be packed in your hold luggage. If you do decide to take refills with you, it’s a good idea to place them in a plastic bag or container, as changes in cabin air pressure can cause vape tanks to leak.

The best way to take your vape on a plane is with a vape carry case. By using a specific vaping case you can keep everything together, all in one place. There is plenty of space for the various liquids, batteries and vape accessories and you can buy from London vape shops online.

A vape case also makes it easy to keep track of your e cigarette when you’re on the move, without wasting time rummaging around in the bottom of your bag. Once you’re inside the terminal you won’t be able to vape until you have arrived at your destination and found a designated smoking or vaping area. Some UK airports do have designated smoking areas where vaping is allowed, but these are usually located outside or away from the terminal.

Some UK airports do not have their vaping and smoking policies freely available, therefore we highly advise that you check with your departure airport before you travel to check whether or not you will be able to use your e cigarette before boarding. E cigarettes don’t produce tobacco smoke, therefore the risks of passive smoking don’t apply to vaping, although it is advised not to vape around babies and pregnant women.

At The Airport:

The international regulations of vaping vary from airport to airport. Unfortunately, vaping restrictions around the world seem to be getting stricter. If vaping is legal in the country and there is a smoking lounge/area at the airport, you should be able to use your e-cig. If ever in doubt, always enquire! Airports in the UK have a strict no smoking or vaping policy, but there are designated areas outside.

Finding vape juice abroad can be a challenging experience

Also be sure to consider the strength of the e-liquid you’re purchasing – the UK has hard limits on nicotine strength in e-liquid, with a maximum of 20mg.In the United States, at the time of writing, it isn’t difficult to find 56mg e-liquid, FAR stronger than what you’re used to.

Even if you find this super strong e-liquid enjoyable, you may be unable to bring it back home due to its extremely high strength being in violation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

All Bases Covered:

Vaping in other parts of the world is unlikely to be as popular as it is in the UK. Some locals in the area may never have seen vaping equipment before. In countries where vaping is restricted (or illegal), local attitudes may be strongly influenced by misleading or inadequate information. You may find yourself the subject of some curious looks and questions.

Keep this in mind before you vape in public. It is highly recommended that wherever you are travelling, check local rules before your departure to avoid unpleasant situations.

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