Where To Vape When Traveling
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Airline pilot with e-cigaretteTo non-smokers, vaping looks like ‘smoking’ which can cause a problem for the vaper. Since smoking has been banned in many public areas around the country, vaping is misunderstood with regards to health and safety. This will change slowly over time, but until then, if you’re traveling and want to vape, you need to know where it’s legal. We have found many cities and airports where you can ‘light up’ without the worry of receiving a fine.


The absolute worst place to is Hawaii! Yes, the Aloha State! Known for its warm climate, white sandy beaches, and clean fresh air, Hawaii does not allow public vaping. The residents of Hawaii love their serene, peaceful, and pristine paradise, and they protect it well. Smoking in public has been banned for years. In fact, you must be 21 to purchase tobacco products. Public vaping is banned both indoors and outdoors. Light up on the beach, and you’ll find out quickly how strongly Hawaiians feel about it.


The good news is: There are numerous places in the U.S. where vaping is allowed. At the top of the list is vape friendly Seattle, Washington. Seattle is also known as one of the greenest cities in America. There are numerous vape shops and sites available for the vaper connoisseur. Restaurants, nightclubs, and coffee houses all allow vaping. Currently vaping is even allowed in public so you don’t have to worry about lighting up at the local park.


Other places that are vape friendly are Denver, Tampa, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Austin, and Washington, D.C. Vaping is even allowed in many major airports like Reagan International and Dulles. The news is good for vapers around the country, and things are sure to improve. Make sure to plan ahead when traveling.


Other airports that are vape-friendly are:

  • Tampa International
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International
  • Miami, International
  • McCarran International (Las Vegas)
  • Charlotte Douglas International (N. Carolina)

Some airports provide “designated areas” for vaping very similar to no smoking rules. Ask before lighting up. Designated vaping area airports are:


  • Orlando International
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
  • Seattle-Tacoma International
  • Philadelphia International
  • San Francisco International
  • Los Angeles International
  • Detroit Metropolitan
  • George Bush Intercontinental (Houston)
  • Denver International
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International
  • Chicago Midway International
  • Chicago O’Hare International
  • Denver International

There is no place to vape in New York airports. The Clean-Air Act of New York prohibits public vaping of any kind, so you won’t see vaping in public (including airports) in New York any time soon. Airports would like to change the rules, but that’s not likely to happen any time soon. Public vaping is not allowed in Canada (effective January 1, 2016).


There you have it – vaping in a nutshell for travelers. With tobacco smoking on the decline, and more and more people looking for alternatives, the vaping list is sure to grow.


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