03 July 2017
Vapes AbroadCategories: Where Can I Vape?
Don’t wing it this summer – take a look at our guide to taking your e-cigs on vacation!
Mind The Heat!
You may spend the summer looking for the hottest spots to relax and get your tan on, but make sure you look out for your e-cig! Excessive heat isn’t good for your blu as it may harm both the battery and the e-liquid.
If left out in the heat for too long, the flavor of your e-liquid may change, leaving you with a vape that’s not up to our standards! If left out in the heat for too long, your e-liquid may become a lot runnier than you’d normally expect, and this can affect the way that it’s vaporized.
Heat can also have an adverse effect on the nicotine in your e-liquid, causing it to break down and lose its potency. It’s worth keeping your e-liquid nice and cool to make sure you get the best vape possible. Some people even like to keep their e-liquid in the refrigerator to make sure it’s as fresh as possible before they start vaping.
If you let your battery heat up too much you might find that your battery won’t hold as much charge as it used to. The heat can affect the cell in your battery, so try to keep it out of the sun. It’s not just direct sunlight that can damage it though, and leaving it in a hot car can also damage the battery. If you’re at the beach, make sure you keep your e-cig under your sun umbrella or in a bag.
Know The Law
Getting the hang of e-cig laws here in the States is easy enough, and as a last resort you can always ask someone if you’re not sure. But what happens if you’re abroad and you don’t speak the language?
Understanding the local vaping laws is important, as there are actually a lot of places where vaping isn’t allowed. Mexico and Brazil are just two examples of countries where e-cigs are completely banned, and many have specific laws on how large the device can be and whether you can buy e-liquid containing nicotine.
The best thing to do is to do your research before jetting off on vacation, and our guide to Global Vaping Laws is the perfect place to start!
Vapes On A Plane
You can’t use your e-cigs on planes anymore, so grab a vape break before you head to the check-in desk. You’ll also need to put your e-liquid in a suitable container before boarding your flight.
Keep your e-liquid bottles or tanks in a clear plastic bag – usually supplied by the airport – and don’t take more than 3.4 ounces of liquid with you, or you could find it taken off your hands!
Make sure to disconnect your tank from your e-cig battery before take-off, wrap your tank and any spare e-liquid, in paper towels and place in a Ziploc bag before take-off. The change in pressure experienced during flight may cause liquid containers to leak, and this way you’ll stop your e-liquid from getting all over your belongings.