Smoking is usually prohibited in airports and transport terminals. As vaporizers or e-cigarettes are supposed to be alternatives to smoking, many are wondering if they are prohibited in these locations as well. Vaporizers are not your typical cigarette. You do have to adhere to rules and regulations at all times no matter where you may be. It is important to find out for sure whether the place where you are going allows the use of e-cigarettes or not. In the United States, majority of the airports and other transport terminals are vape-friendly, so it is not a big problem when you are travelling with your vape. Just make sure that you are considerate of the people around you.
Airports and Security
Airport security is typically very strict especially with international flights. It is always a must to follow the security regulations to get through security inspection. E liquids need to be at 3.4 ounces only or less to follow the 3-1-1 rule. It should be contained in a 1QT zip-lock container or plastic bag for every passenger. For e liquids, 3.4 ounces or 100.5 ml is allowed as long as it is in the standard-sized bottle placed in a zip-lock plastic bag.
There are no rules when it comes to the kinds of devices you can bring with you. Avoid dry herb burners because these can be held by the airport security as they are associated with drugs. Although you can place it with your carry-on luggage, it is still polite to place your vaporizer inside a bin with your other loose items to make you less suspicious and not be subjec to interrogations. Also, make sure that the battery and the tank are separated. E liquids already contained in the cartomizer upon check-in of baggage is not a big deal.
While a lot of people today are already familiar wtih the basic set-up of the vaporizer, there are still some who might be suspicious about it. Some might suspect it to be a camoflage for a bomb or any destructive weapon. Leave your fancy e-cigarettes at home and stick to the more conventional models. The simpler models will invite less attention and suspicion.
You also have to be conscious about how you use your vaper. When you exhale, don’t make it a show for everyone to see. Think of the people around you feeling uncomfortable about the way you are exhaling clouds of smoke wherever you go. Even if it’s not considered as second hand smoke, it does not hurt to be considerate when you blow your vapors.
Flying with Your Vaporizer
If you can, hold your vaping until you are off the plane. It would not be considerate to be blowing vapors all around the confined space. Besides, the smoke detectors in planes are different from the conventional smoke detectors in buildings. These devices might detect the chemical components in the e liquids and trigger alarms unnecessarily. You do not want to be embarassed that way.
Keep your e cigarette inside your bag during your flight to avoid unwarranted attention. There are passengers who might regard your “contraption” with suspicion and cause panic. It is also important to remember that the pressure in the cabin changes with altitude. Liquids can expand and your tank may leak. Your plastic tank might not be able to handle the pressure. It is better to use a glass tank in your e-cigarette when flying. There is a risk, however, that the glass may break.
You can still enjoy vaping even when you are travelling. But, your enjoyment does not have to inconvenience other people. The rules and regulations in different places can vary. There are also cultural differences to think about if you are travelling out of the country. Be aware of the nuances in as far as the use of e-cigarettes is concerned so that you can be sure that you are not breaking any laws or causing other people to be uncomfortable.