Summer is almost over, but you may still want to go on holiday for a few days before autumn hits. With the constant heatwaves, it's the perfect time to take a trip on holiday. But what about your vape? You can't leave your vape behind for a holiday, so what do you do? Today I will talk you through the correct etiquette of vaping on holiday.
There are many things you need to check before you start thinking about what to take.
First and foremost, make sure the country you are travelling to allows vaping. Vaping is banned in the following countries.
- East Timor
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
This is integral as if you vape in these countries, you can face a fine or a prison sentence dependent on the country. The laws are constantly changing, so we recommend you check the vaping laws in the country you are going to before you decide to go.
Next, check the rules for vaping in an airport. Most airports do not allow you to vape in the terminal, but some have vaping areas outside.
It is illegal to vape on any planes, but for some airlines you are allowed to take your vape with you onto the plane. It is recommended you check with the airline provider before getting on the plane with your vape.
E-cigarettes use lithium batteries, which have to be carried separately on the plane, and the cigarette cannot be charged on the plane just in case it overheats. Be sure not to keep batteries in your pocket with other metal objects or they might short circuit.
The next step is packing for your holiday. You need to make sure you have everything so you don't get caught short when you are at your destination.
The most important things to pack are the vape kit and e-liquids, since without these, you can't vape at all. Do not leave e-liquid in the tank, since the liquid may spill otherwise. Also to stop spillage, be sure that the e-liquid bottle is tightly shut. Make sure you pack enough e-liquid to get you through the holiday.
Most airlines have restrictions on the amount of liquids you can take on a plane so be sure not to pack too much. The maximum amount is usually around 100ml.
Also be sure to pack replaceable atomizers and tanks, just in case something happens while you are away. Pack your batteries separately for reasons mentioned earlier and pack a charger so your vape doesn't go dead.
Vaping in Public
For countries that allow vaping, they still can have restrictions on where you can and can't vape, due to people being wary of vaping and the possible dangers of secondhand vapour.
Some bars and restaurants do allow vaping, but it is best to ask first, since many restaurants do not allow this. This is the same with the theatre, stage shows and other things.
Vaping in public transport is usually not allowed, but some bus services may. It is best to ask the driver before vaping. Also if you rent a car, some people don't allow you to vape. If you do vape, it can affect your insurance, so it is best to check before you vape.
Vaping on the Beach
Since it is out in the open air, vaping is usually legal on the beach, but obviously don't vape at other people. One problem with the beach is the sand getting in your vape, but there are some easy ways to sort this.
Firstly, get a case to keep your vape in. Keeping your vape in a case when it's not being used can stop sand from getting into it and can also stop it from getting damaged by sunlight. Direct sunlight on the vape can make the liquid thinner and can also affect the batteries, therefore it is best to keep it out of direct sunlight.
Keep checking the battery temperature since, even with a parasol, the batteries can still get hot. If the batteries are hot, do not vape it till it cools down.
Be sure to keep it away from water. While you aren't likely to vape while swimming, there are still other things that can get it wet, like brief showers, kids with buckets of water and waves. Make sure your vape is in a place where it won't get damaged by water.
If sand does get in your vape, use a small cleaning rag to make the vape clean and be sure to rinse the parts out so you aren't left with a grainy mess.
Now you should be ready to hit the beaches with these helpful holiday tips. Stay moreish!