If you’re a vaper who’s planning to go on vacation, it’s only understandable that you’ll want to take your e-cigarette and vape products with you.
What’s better than having a relaxing time away with your favorite e-juices by your side? But, if you are planning to travel with your e-cigarette, there’s a bit of research that you have to do before boarding that plane.
Know The Local Law
The law regarding the use of e-cigarettes is one that differs all around the globe – and since the industry is still somewhat new and unregulated, the laws regarding vaping are often very fluid.
Regulations are constantly changing, meaning different countries will have different restrictions, so you really need to be prepared beforehand and make sure you’re fully aware.
There are many places where vaping isn’t allowed and is completely banned – such as Mexico – and there are other places – like South Africa – that only permit the use of the devices with nicotine-free e-liquid (this has since been revised because in South Africa I can definitely purchase nicotine based liquids.)
Note, if you find yourself in the UK, make sure to look up Vapemate.
Before you set off on your next and latest adventure, do some research beforehand so that you know the laws that you have to abide to.
Even if the place you’re going does permit the use of e-cigarette devices, there are usually specific restrictions on how big the device can be or where you’ll be able to use them. You don’t want to arrive only to find that you can’t relax as you wish to, so it’s best to save yourself the later hassle.
Travel Restrictions Still Apply
If you’re travelling to a different country and find yourself having to go through the process of catching a plane at your nearest airport, you also need to remember that the same travel restrictions still apply when it comes to transporting your products.
If you’re going to be catching a flight, make sure that your e-liquid is in a suitable container and your bottles are in a small, clear plastic bag.
Before you take off, it’s also a good idea to disconnect your tank from your e-cigarette battery and store it in a separate bag alongside any spare e-liquid wrapped in paper towels. The change in cabin pressure can occasionally cause containers to leak, so you want to be prepared just in case.
Take Note Of The Weather
It’s great getting away to a sunny, tropical country that’ll let you relax and get that summer tan, but you need to remember that certain weather conditions and extreme temperatures are not a friend to vape products.
E-cigarettes contain batteries that can easily overheat if they’re left in a hot car or in direct sunlight. This can actually result in the batteries getting damaged, losing their charge, and sometimes can even cause them to explode. Obviously, exploding e-cigarettes aren’t going to be the highlight of your vacation time, so you want to try to avoid that as much as possible.
Likewise, the weather can also damage your juices. If you leave your liquids out in the sun, the juice can become a lot thinner, so it’s going to lose some of its effectivity when vaporized.
This is usually why many e-cigarette users recommend using juices with a higher VG (vegetable glycerin) ratio in the summer as the liquid is thicker and less likely to thin out.
Spending a few minutes making sure you’re knowledgeable of the vaping laws of your destination or the weather forecast can save you a lot of trouble later down the line.