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Posted on 14th Sep 2017 | Share this article:

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Many vapers lead busy lives, so being able to vape on the go is essential.

But while remembering to charge your battery, fill up your device and take enough e-liquid with you to see you through your travels, there are a few things you need to remember when it comes to vaping while travelling.

Here’s our handy guide:

Vaping on trains

Vaping is currently banned on all UK rail platforms, so if you are looking to vape before catching the train will have to do so before entering the station.

While many train operators have also said that vaping isn’t allowed when you’re on the train, travelling by train is a little easier for vapers than other forms of transport, as you don’t normally have to go through the same security checks as travelling by plane, for example.

Vaping on planes

Vaping, by law, isn’t allowed on planes for domestic and international flights.

The rules on vaping inside airports isn’t covered by law in the same way, but most airports have their own policies and regulations on where and when you can vape, so it’s always worth checking before you leave to see if there are any designated areas in which to grab a quick vape before checking in.

There are also laws in place regarding travelling with vaping devices and e-liquids.

E-cigs are not permitted in checked bags and must be taken in carry-on bags through security, while e-liquids need to be placed in a clear plastic bag in the same way as all other liquids taken through security. Also, you cannot take any container which has more than 100ml of liquid inside it… although e-liquids can now be bought only in bottles of 10ml or less.

Vaping in automobiles

UK law does not currently cover using vaping devices in a car or while driving, so using them is not an offence. However, if you drive a company car, it’s important to check with your employer that they don’t have a ‘no vaping’ policy in place for their vehicles, while if you are driving a hire car, you should also check with the hire company.

It’s also important to ensure that if you are vaping while driving, it doesn’t impair your ability or concentration, or cause any distractions which may make it unsafe for yourself and other road users.

A vape on the ocean wave

Many cruise liners have designated vaping areas, but don’t assume that just because you’re on deck you’re OK to vape – check with your travel company if you’re not sure. Vaping regulations tend to vary by travel company. Some, for example, allow vaping in cabins and bars or on balconies, so check before you book where you are and aren’t allowed to vape.

If you’re going to be at sea for a long time, make sure you have all the e-liquid you need to last the whole trip, as you may be limited to what you can buy on board or in your destination countries.

Unlike air travel, there usually aren’t any restrictions on liquids in personal luggage on cruise ships, but it’s always worth checking with your travel company before you leave and also checking if there are any local regulations in place where you are headed.

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