Being a vaper is not always easy. Depending on what you’re using your vaporizer for, there could be certain limitations and it can become a logistical nightmare, especially if it’s your first time. Having a vacation interrupted, or even worse, getting apprehended because of your vaping can ruin any vacation. In this article, we’re going to give you 3 simple tips that will allow you to enjoy your vaping vacation scot free.
Get yourself a Smaller Portable Pen
While you may want to take your table unit with you on vacation, the idea could not only be impractical, but illegal as well. While many jurisdictions may be ok with a small portable pen or vaporizer, they might be scared by a table unit. You should at least invest in a nice portable vaporizer or discrete pen before you go. The unit should have respectable charging power so you can use it on the go without worrying about batteries running out. Companies likes Vaping360 have compiled lists of the best portable vaporizers you can choose from, so you’re sure to find a product that suits your needs.
Check out the Legality of Vaping in the Area You’re Intending of Visiting
Laws on vaping are not universal and while they seem to be rather lax in North America and other parts of the world, don’t expect them to be everywhere. Vaping is still being associated with the use of tobacco in many jurisdictions, which is why e-cigs and vaping is outlawed in many countries. For instance, while e-cigs and e-cig paraphernalia is completely legal in the UK, only nicotine free e-cig and products are permitted in Hungary. In Turkey, vaping is outlawed in all forms.
However, although the prohibition is often limited to e-cigs liquids containing nicotine or the distribution of e-cigs, usage is still permitted in some cases. So it’s of capital importance that you check the legality of e-cigs and e-cig products in the country you’re thinking of visiting, whether it’s using it in public places, bringing them into the country or buying them.
And note that there is a difference between what you can consume and what you can take in. Some countries will allow e-cigs within their borders, but will have limits on importation, while some will have a strict vape ban and will enforce it, like Thailand for instance.
Many countries will impose limits on how much liquid or cartridge you can bring into the country. Finland and Australia for instance will allow visitors to bring in a 3-month’s supply of materials, but a 3-month supply might mean one thing in one jurisdiction and another one in a different one, so make sure you do your homework and find out how much a 3-month supply is in the country you’re intending to visit.
Also, don’t try to hide anything from airport security. Most airlines will be fine with people carrying their e-cig or vaporizer with them. Some will ask that it’s tucked into your luggage while others actually prefer you to keep them on your person. Hiding anything is a bad sign which may push them to investigate you even further.
Forget Vaping in the Air
While this may seem like common sense to many, vaping on airlines is completely prohibited, so don’t expect to be able to just start a session on your way. Like most smokers, vapers may feel like they need a nicotine fix mid-flight, but unfortunately, tobacco and vaping are both strictly forbidden on flights, and this rule isn’t going to change soon. While vaping is nowhere as intrusive as smoking and that vapor dissipates a lot faster, general attitudes about the practice still link it to tobacco use and are weary of their effect on the public.
While travelling as a vaper can seem like a challenge at first, it isn’t that complicated when you’re well prepared. Remember to check the locality you’re intending to visit and check out their laws before you get there. That goes for importation, consumption and purchase of e-cigs, vaporizers and related products. Understand usage rules in and out of airports, and understand rules while in flight. Last, but not least, consider investing in a nice portable piece that you’ll be able to take everywhere with you.