Can I Vape on a Train?

So you’re sitting and waiting for the train and the announcer informs you that it’s running a little late. For vapers there’s one question that comes to mind while waiting - can I vape on a train?

Unfortunately, when it comes to mass transit, e-cigarette use is often prohibited. Amtrak has announced that vaping isn’t allowed either aboard the train or at the station. Furthermore, if the state or local government have banned vaping in public spaces (as is the case in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago), you’ll have to wait until you’re off the train, off the platform, and onto neutral territory - i.e. the street - to use your blu.

Same goes for the rail system across the pond, as signs prohibiting e-cig use popped up in train stations across Great Britain this last year.

So what are some alternatives to pass the time on your subway or train ride? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Catch some zzz’s: We know it’s hard to fall asleep when you’re sitting upright. But even a light snooze can improve productivity.

  • Read a book: Not into books? Magazines will do.
  • Netflix and chill, no really: Download, stream, whatever you need to do to get some multimedia flowing on your screen. Definitely helps the time fly.
  • People watch: There are some interesting characters on mass transit. Sit back and enjoy the free entertainment.