As the pandemic has started to wind down, more and more travellers itching to get going are planning vacations and adventures alike. Some of you are probably new vapers who will venture out with their kits for the first time.
Since you might be starved from seeing a new side of the world, here’s some advice for safe and respectful travels for you and the people around you:
Learn About Your Destination's Vaping Policies
Most of the places in which we travel will have official statements relating to electronic cigarettes, but it pays to be well-read and prepared before you leave your home. As much as you can, become an expert on the official vaping policy of your destination. In the U.K., for example, e-cigarettes are banned from all public places, even outside of restaurants and bars. Other places have much more relaxed laws surrounding vaping, and you might be surprised to learn that you can vape pretty much anywhere in China.
Secure Your Vape Kit Properly
If you are flying or even taking the train, you'll want to ensure that the packaging of your vape kit travels well. Many kits come with a carrying case, which is a good place to start. If yours doesn't have a case and you plan on travelling, you should get one to ensure you don't land with a broken component.
Vapes and Planes Do Not Mix
Remember that every nation will have their own regulations on the legality of having any vaping paraphernalia on you. In the U.S. especially, airlines have taken a tough stance on vapes. So strict, in fact, that they now consider electronic cigarettes to be smoking and consider vaping on a plane to be the same as carrying a lit cigarette on board. If you're not careful, vaping can actually get you arrested.
Hold Your Fire
Harsh clouds and plumes of dense fog might be a cool thing to show off at home, but remember that a lot of people in the world don't see vaping in nearly the same extraordinary light you do. Vaping is still new in many parts of the world, and as such, it is not nearly as widely accepted as it has become in our country. Don't let your vape clouds blow in people's faces if you can help it.
Exhibit Proper Vaping Etiquette
Be friendly and polite with your vaping in public places. If you're doing it in a place where there are no signs against it, like outside a bar or restaurant, try to be respectful about where you're seated. Get as far away as you can from other people if you're going to be vaping in an enclosed space. Make sure there's no chance that your exhales can hit people sitting at the next table, and if possible, sit with your back to other people.
Be Smart About Your Battery
As someone who has travelled the world with their e-cigarette kit, I can attest to the fact that you are likely to come across some very different voltages when you leave your home. For example, in the U.K., most outlets will be at 220 volts. If you happen to bring along a kit that is set to 110 volts, this can lead to a disastrous end to your day. The same rule applies to wattage and temperature controls as well.
Like everything else, travelling with your vape is something that requires a bit of research and a certain level of caution. The same rules and common courtesy that apply to your day-to-day life work when you're carrying your vape kit as well. Be smart, be a good traveller, and enjoy your adventures!
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