Traveling with your E-Cig? Read This Before You Go

Traveling with your E-Cig? Read This Before You Go

Even if you’re new to e-cigs, you’ve probably already discovered the freedom and enjoyment that vaping provides. This independence is never more evident than when you’re traveling.

That being said, there are definitely some things you’ll want to consider before taking your Triton or G6 out into the world. To make your upcoming trip as carefree as possible, and make sure you’re staying in line with all of the rules and regulations out there, follow these few tips.

By Air

The fastest way to get where you’re going, but also the most restrictive, is by plane. While you can’t vape on the airplane, you’ll want to pack your e-cigarette in your carry-on luggage. Don’t suffer the agony of losing your vape pen because your luggage goes missing!

Additionally, the FAA doesn’t want your e-cigarette in your checked luggage. The lithium batteries that typically power e-cigs present a fire risk in the cargo area. Don’t worry about getting your e-cigarette through security, most agents know what they are and the x-ray scanners won’t damage your device.

Packing extra e-liquid or cartomizers? Bring these in your carry-on too. The extreme temperature changes in cargo can cause bottles of eJuice to crack and leak (the clothes from my last beach vacation can attest to this – a mistake I won’t be repeating). Most e-liquid bottles are within the 3.4-ounce TSA limit, but be sure to put them in a clear plastic bag with your other liquids. Otherwise, prepare for an unwanted security hassle.

For vapers stuck with pesky layovers, the following airports allow you to use e-cigarettes inside: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas), Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Tampa International Airport.

By Sea

Cruise lines have been grappling with smoking for years. They’ve been trying, mostly unsuccessfully, to balance the comfort of all passengers without negatively impacting sales. There’s no such thing as a smoke-friendly cruise ship anymore, but vapers have it much easier.

While some cruise lines, like Carnival and Celebrity, restrict vaping to areas where you can smoke (designated public spaces indoors and outdoors), many others are much more vape-friendly and allow e-cigarette use on private balconies, at the pool deck, in the casinos, and at the bars. Princess Cruises gets a big thumbs-up from this blogger for allowing vaping everywhere on board (except dining areas). Poolside movies with popcorn and vape pen in hand? Check!

By Land

Ah, the freedom of the open road and the ability to do whatever you like in your own vehicle. No need to roll down the window to deposit ash or blow smoke. Comfortably carry on conversations with your passengers and keep your interior as warm or as cool as you like, with the windows rolled-up as you puff on your e-cigarette.

Of course, you’ll want to pack a stash of all your e-cigarette essentials: vape batteries, cartomizers or e-liquids, and a charger. Don’t be fooled by imitation products at a roadside gas station. The cheaper cartomizers will not be compatible with your G6 e-cigarette and those flavored vape sticks won’t be nearly as satisfying as the premium e-liquid you vape with your Triton vape pen.

If you don’t already have an e-cigarette car charger, consider buying one. For only about $10 you can keep your e-cigarette batteries charging for as long as your car is running.

General E-cig Battery Travel Tips

Most E-cigarette starter kits include two batteries, and for good reason. You always need an already charged back-up—especially when you’re traveling. The time you want to vape most will be the time you discover your e-cigarette is dead. You already have to wait to get where you’re going, why wait to charge a battery to vape? Charge and pack both batteries before you leave home.

If you’re going to be away from a power supply for an extended period of time, consider purchasing a portable charger case (PCC). A G6 PCC allows you to fully charge your e-cigarette up to three times without the use of an outlet or computer.

No matter where you’re going or what your plans are when you get there, it’s best to research the area for highly-rated vape shops before embarking on your trip. It will be good information to have if you happen to run out of e-liquid or accidentally damage your favorite e-cigarette.

Have any e-cigarette travel tips of your own? Share them in the comments below!

The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.

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  • Debbie

    I recently traveled out of the country from LA with my vapor pens, liquid and gear. Security was very accommodating – I had no problem whatsoever! I asked TSA if it was ok to have a vapor pen on my person while flying. The agents said “yes” in 3 different airports, in 3 different states and countries!

    I didn’t vape on the planes…not wanting to cause a stir. But when you have a quick gate change, it’s nice to have the option between flights!

  • Natalie Darcy

    I have been considering getting an E-cig for my sister when I go to visit her, but I was wondering if they were allowed on planes! It’s good to know that they are, and interesting that you would suggest bringing them on as carry-on. It’s also interesting to know that most cruises will allow them, because she is going on a cruise soon! Thank you for such an informative article and unique tips about traveling with a device like this.

  • Jeremy Waldman

    Can’t vape in MSP any more.