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A Guide To Vaping And Travel

Can I Fly With My Vape Kit? A Guide to Vaping and Travel

Travel is an essential part of life for so many people, and with more than nine million Americans vaping or using electronic equivalents to traditional tobacco products, it’s safe to assume that there are a good number of individuals who are combining life on the go with vaping.

Most of us are familiar with the long-standing rules regarding tobacco smoke- the hows, then whens and the wheres – but with e-cigarette legislation still in a transitory and unstable position, travelling with a vape kit can be a minefield, especially if part of your journey requires you to be airborne.

Where can I vape when I’m traveling?

At the moment, there is no blanket ban on the use of e-cigarettes in American airports, this is left at the discretion of each airport to decide for themselves on what their policy will be. As of summer 2015, the following airports identified as being vape-friendly:

McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)

Dulles International Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport

Miami International Airport

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Tampa International Airport

But it’s always worth doing last-minute research on this, as changes in opinion and attitude towards e-cigarettes can mean sudden changes in policy.

When it comes to vaping on board, forget it. The Department of Transportation has banned use of all e-cigarettes on all commercial flights going in, out and around of the United States, and many airlines across the world already take a similar line.

Within the House transportation committee in February, a case was put forward to alter aviation policy to allow vaping on aircrafts. Whilst this attempt was unsuccessful, there’s nothing to say the rule won’t change in the future.

How can I prepare my vape kit for travel?

The first stop is passing through airport security. It is important to note that e-cigarette batteries are banned worldwide in check-in luggage. The reason for this is that batteries are generally powered by lithium, a substance that becomes volatile when exposed to extreme temperatures, damage or defects, and this can result in a device self-igniting and causing suitcases to catch fire; earlier this year Hawaiian Airlines reported such an incident that forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

However, this only applies to the battery part of your device. Empty tanks, chargers and other accessories are still allowed in check-in luggage.

The TSA is currently still happy to allow passengers to take vape devices on board in carry-on, but there a few steps you can take to make this as painless as possible.

  1. Only take fluid in bottles that contain 100ml or less, and these must be placed in clear, 1-quart bags.
  2. Take your kit apart before you go through security. They are likely to ask you to do this any way to make sure you don’t have any contraband with in the device.
  3. It is also advisable to place your kit in the clear 1-quart bag as well. The easier it is for security staff to recognized what it is, the less inconvenience it will cause. Bear in mind there is an allocation of one bag per person, so make sure you have enough room.
  4. Changes in atmosphere pressure such as during a flight can play havoc with clearomizers and cause leakage. Avoid this by emptying it beforehand.

What if I’m going further afield?

E-cigarettes are legal through the United States, but use is regulated differently from state to state, so check what the lay of the land is before you travel.

For overseas trips, research is key. Consider the laws and rules of the country you are planning on visiting, and their customs. Vaping is illegal in Argentina, Brazil, Hong Kong, the UAE and Singapore, so if you are traveling to these countries, you are probably well advised to leave your kit at home unless you want to face a hefty fine or potential jail time.

On a happier note, there are plenty of countries that have embraced vaping and you will have no problems with using your device. Some of the most vape-friendly countries include Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, India, Czech Republic, and Jamaica.

What experiences do you have when it comes to traveling and vaping? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.

References

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db217.pdf

http://cloudnine.hillarymilesproductions.com/electronic-cigarettes/vape-friendly-airports-permit-ecigarettes/

http://gizmodo.com/it-is-finally-officially-illegal-to-vape-on-a-plane-1762498844

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-ban-electronic-cigarettes-domestic-foreign-airlines/

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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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    Q: are the batteries generally banned for carry-ons as well? I would guess not since computers are allowed in the same manner. But I’m asking because I’m planning a visit to the UK in March.

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What is E-Juice?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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