Vaping is still a relatively new activity which means that lots of people do not know important rules and laws surrounding electronic cigarette usage.
This is particularly true in airports and while travelling so here is all you need to know about vaping and flying.
Vaping in the Airport
It is important to know whether or not you are allowed to vape anywhere in the airport before travelling and different airports have different rules. You are allowed to vape in Heathrow all the way up to the gate while Glasgow and Edinburgh have a strict no vaping policy that covers the entire terminal. There are also airports with designated vaping areas with a few examples including Barcelona, Budapest, Frankfurt and Melbourne. The best thing to do is to research ahead and to only vape if you are 100% sure.
In terms of taking an electronic cigarette with you on the flight, most airlines allow you to take these devices with you in carry on luggage but you should always read ahead. Be warned that vape liquid will need to be under a certain amount and placed in clear plastic containers.
To save hassle at security, it is worth removing this from the luggage and placing it is a tray so that they do not have to go through your bag to find the device. Battery-powered devices are now completely banned from hold luggage due to so many exploding devices so always make sure that it is in your carry on luggage.
Vaping on the Plane
As you would imagine, vaping on the flight is forbidden and there are serious repercussions if you were to set off the in-cabin smoke alarm so it is not worth the risk.
It is important that you know the laws in place for your destination before heading off. While vaping is fine in most places, Hong Kong, the UEA and Singapore all have bans on vaping so keep this in mind if you are travelling to these areas. It is a smart idea to never take the risk if you are unfamiliar with the law as punishments can be severe and different places have different rules surrounding vaping in public spaces.
It can be hard to know about the rules and regulations surrounding vaping and travelling with an e-cigarette to different countries. There are different rules and laws in place so you should always research ahead and ask somebody if you are not sure. It is becoming increasingly more acceptable in places all around the world but there are still places where it is completely forbidden and there may be bans in certain areas where you want to vape, such as an airport terminal.