Vaping Abroad this Holiday Season

When you’re traveling on vacation, there’s enough to think about without having to worry about whether or not you’re allowed to vape. We’ve done some research for you so you can have the best chance of selecting a stress-free vacation this summer. 

Vaping is being used by millions of people in the United States; And we have to go on vacation somewhere, right? However, because vaping rules change all the time – and vary by country – it’s tough to know exactly where you can vape. Before you book your vacation, make sure you understand the rules. There are two things you should be aware of: 

  1. What are the laws of the nation you intend to visit regarding vaping? 
  2. What are the vaping device limitations at airports?

Know Before You Go

You must know which countries have laws prohibiting vaping and regulations prohibiting the sale of nicotine e-liquids. Australia, Japan, and Turkey are just three of the countries where nicotine e-liquids are prohibited. Thailand and Vietnam, two major tourist destinations (especially for backpackers), have declared vaping illegal. The law is less evident in various countries. In the United States, for example, e-cigarette legislation differs from state to state. The finest piece of advice we can give you is to double-check everything before leaving.

Don’t Take Risks

While being found with a vaping device might result in a hefty fine (which is terrible enough), it can also result in incarceration. The Foreign Office, for example, has warned that anyone found vaping in Thailand might face a prison sentence of up to ten years. If you’re planning a vacation, look into the vaping rules in the area you’re visiting and follow them. Either change your location or (if it’s unavoidable) leave your vaping device at home and use an alternative nicotine replacement therapy (if it’s legal) for the duration of your trip.

Airplane-Mode

When you’re on a plane, bring your vaping equipment with you. 

You must consider your battery and vape juice when traveling with your e-cigarette. 

Bringing E-liquid on an Airplane

The amount of liquid you can carry in your hand luggage has been limited for years. If you want to bring e-liquid on a trip, you’ll need to determine whether you’ll put it in your carry-on luggage or your checked luggage. 

If you’re carrying e-liquid in your carry-on, make sure it’s in a bottle no bigger than 100ml. It must fit into a clear, resealable plastic bag measuring up to 20cm x 20cm. Each passenger can carry up to 1 liter of liquid in total, so make sure to include your e-juice with your toiletry. You can check in a substantially larger quantity of luggage if you intend on checking it in.

Bringing Extra Batteries on an Airplane

You can bring spare e-cigarette batteries in your hand luggage but not in your checked luggage. The maximum number of batteries per person is two, and each one must be individually safeguarded to prevent short-circuiting. The best option is to use a battery cover. Still, you can also do something as basic as putting each battery in its own plastic bag or taping over the exposed terminals.

 Bringing Your Mod, Also Known as Battery Holder 

These can be taken on the plane in your carry-on luggage but not in your checked luggage, as e-cigarette modifications are permitted to be brought onto a plane for personal use. You can’t use your e-cigarette on the plane, but you can use it at authorized vaping places at the airport. Batteries must not contain more than 2 grams of lithium metal, and the Watt-hour rating of lithium-ion batteries must not exceed 100Wh. It’s best to double-check with your airline if you have any questions or concerns before flying.

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