How to Travel With Your Vape Device
One of the advantages of Vape stockists compared to smoking is its portability. E-cigs, another term for the devices, are refillable and the ignition process is through electricity provided by the battery.
However, e-cig might be seen as a potential hazard when you’re traveling by airplane. It is important to know beforehand if you can travel while carrying it or not.
Knowing First The Vaping Laws
If you are traveling domestically, e-cigs may be allowed. Unfortunately, if you are traveling internationally, there are countries in which vaping is totally banned and severe penalties can be incurred if caught. Here is the list of countries in which you must not bring any vaping supply, as of 2020.
- Hong Kong
Laws and policies may change depending on a country’s government. Vaping may be banned now but who knows, it will become legal 6 months from now or until the country’s next elections. It is important to do some research and confirmation.
Transporting The Vaping Supplies
- All Vape Devices Must Be Carry-Ons If Possible
Since an e-cig is battery operated, it is prohibited to be checked in the luggage. According to the rule stated by the Federal Aviation Administration, all ENDS, or electronic nicotine delivery systems are only allowed to be transported in a carry-on bag or in one’s pocket.
- Avoid Breaking The Law
If you are caught by TSA agents once your check-in luggage is inspected, either you will be asked to transfer the vaping device and related supplies to a carry-on bag or have it thrown away. Aside from that, vaping liquids have a certain amount required.
E-juices with standard sizes of 30, 60, or 100 mL are safe, but for larger containers, the regulations for the transportation of all liquids must be followed. Secure a bottle with a 3.4-ounce capacity and a TSA-approved liquid plastic bag for storing the liquid from larger containers.
- Store Vape Supplies Properly
In case you need to bring larger bottles for the liquids, it must be properly stashed in the checked luggage. Make sure to avoid any spillage and keep the container and lid dry. Substitute for plastic bags as containers for your vape supplies can be:
- Vape protective case
- Camping dry bag
- Waterproof pouch
To wrap each of the vape supply properly, here are the recommended steps:
- For the vape kit, you need to wrap carefully the tank, mod, and accessories in a bit of soft cloth or a bubble wrap.
- For e-liquid bottles, seal any opening with tape. Afterward, wrap with plastic and add tape.
Vaping In The Airport And During Flight
Vaping in the airport is treated similarly to smoking and therefore, you need to smoke in the designated areas only. If the plane you are boarding prohibits smoking, then vaping is also discouraged as well.
As soon as you arrive at your destination, it is important to observe the laws and regulations about vaping. Since you have been researching ahead of the scheduled flight, make sure to practice caution always and when returning home, just repeat the aforementioned packing steps.