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Holiday Travel & E-Cigs

DOT Bans E-Cigarettes From Checked Bagged on Airplanes So the holiday season is fully upon us, and with that comes a massive amount of travel. And, just in time, the Department of Transportation recently announced that a new Federal rule has been passed, stating that airline passengers and crew members will no longer be able to pack electronic cigarettes, of any variation into their checked luggage. This includes standard electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, e-hookahs, dry herb vaporizers, mods, or any other variety of electronic nicotine delivery systems. So if you’re planning on hitting the skies for holiday travel, you best have an alternate plan for your gear!

This e-cigarette regulation comes as a precaution, as the Department of Transportation states there have been several occurrences of electronic cigarette items catching fire recently, and such fire hazards concerning air travel in checked luggage are an immense danger. Citing two dozen instances where e-cigarettes were related to fires or explosions, since 2009, including several occurring in checked luggage, they felt it was an imminent threat requiring action. This measure went into immediate effect in November.

It should be noted that this new rule does not ban e-cigarettes outright from being carried on aircraft, however. Passengers may continue to hold electronic cigarettes/ electronic nicotine delivery systems in their carry-on luggage or in their pockets, but they may not be used or charged during flights.

So what does this mean for holiday air travel and e-cigs? Easy: don’t pack your e-cigs into your checked luggage! We’ve suggested this for a long time due to not being able to have control over your luggage once it is checked, and if items are considered suspicious, you will not be able to stop airlines from tossing them. On the positive, this added safety measure comes with proper education and precaution; when it comes to airline safety, it’s always best to cover all bases. Safe travels, everyone!

Electronic Cigarettes Banned from Checked Airline Luggage


A new regulation from the U.S. Department of Transportation has recently been implemented, effectively banning e-cigarettes from checked baggage.  According to the recent federal rule, sadly neither passengers nor crew members are allowed to pack electronic cigarettes or other battery operated smoking devices in their checked luggage at the airport.

Individuals are allowed to pack them in carry-on luggage, but they are not permitted to use or recharge the electronic device while on the plane.  (Read our article on traveling with your e-cigarette for more information.)

According to a statement made by Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx: “We know from recent incidents that e-cigarettes in checked bags can catch fire during transport.  Fire hazards in flight are particularly dangerous. Banning e-cigarettes from checked bags is a prudent safety measure.”

The DOT states there have been 26 reported incidents since 2009 in which e-cigarettes have been responsible for explosions or fires.  Some of these occurred due to short circuits, but often it was user error.  Several of the devices had been left on and consequently caught fire in the luggage area due to an overheated packed e-cig.

Two of the most recent incidents that were reported included an issue at Boston’s Logan Airport on August 9, 2014 where an electronic cigarette device was placed in a passenger’s checked bag in the cargo hold of the plane and a fire broke out, causing the forced evacuation of the aircraft.  Also, on January 4, 2015 at the Los Angeles International Airport, a late arrived checked bag missed its connecting flight and caught fire when the e-cigarette inside the bag overheated.

As electronic cigarette users, we must all remember to handle our devices with care and use them responsibly.  Fortunately, cases of e-cigarettes catching fire are few and far between, as we discuss more in-depth in this article.

If you are considering a safe alternative to traditional analog cigarettes and smoking, browse our e-cig starter kit section at EverSmoke.  You won’t be disappointed!

Popular UK E-Cig Site Introducing Research and Resource List to Keep Public Informed

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One of the biggest e-cigarette blogs in the United Kingdom, www.Ecigclick.co.uk, is debuting a new section of their website dedicated to international e-cigarette legislation. This resource will not only ensure that all known e-cig laws are located in one place on the web, but also help people traveling around the world know where they can and cannot use their e-cigarettes. The site strives to provide information not only to vapers (their obvious target audience), but to non-vapers as well.

Ecigclick.co.uk gathers information from respectable sources—such as the British Medical Journal, Health Policy Research Centers around the world and other reputable news sources—and posts them on the site’s Research and Resource List in order to keep their readers informed and engaged.

The caliber of information now being posted by Ecigclick.co.uk will not only be able to inform the public in general, but it can also be helpful to researchers, academics and journalists who are interested in the world of e-cigarettes.

Those who want additional resources or need to ensure the credibility of a given resource are even encouraged to contact the Research and Resource List’s editor, who vows to work to trace the source and then relay this information back to the public as a whole.

The owner of Ecigclick.co.uk, Jon Williams, feels that the sheer amount of information floating around the web about e-cigarettes can be both confusing and potentially harmful. This is because in one minute e-cigs are being praised as being an alternative for smoking tobacco cigarettes and the next minute they are being criticized as just another way to get people addicted to smoking. (We certainly know the truth but that doesn’t mean much to science, where objectivity reigns supreme.)

“By making available the latest public research on the subject we can try to clear up some of the confusion for people and, at the same time, encourage them to inform themselves and make their own minds up,” Williams said.

Making the decision to switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes can be a difficult decision. With tools like Ecigclick.co.uk and learning resources from reputable e-cigarette vendors like EverSmoke, your choice can be much more informed.

Still need more information? Visit our site and check out our smokeless cigarette products. While you’re here, stop by and browse our blog and knowledge center. We work hard to keep our customers informed with superior content as well!

USA’s Friendliest Public Vaping Cities!

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As a vaper, many of you are at least a little concerned about some of the laws that may affect the future of e-smoking.  Certain places in this country welcome vapers with open arms, while other places practically enforce e-cigs prohibition.  It is becoming clear that some cities and states are friendlier than others when it comes to e-smoking.

If you plan on relocating to a particular city or vacationing there, you should know their restrictions regarding your vaping enjoyment in public.

E Cigarette News recently came up with a list of the friendliest states for public vaping.  Although these laws are ever-changing, this recap list is based on the latest information available.

  1. Denver, Colorado – If you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of Colorado while enjoying your e-cig, you are in luck in Denver – a very trendy town indeed that currently has over 100 vape shops.  Each restaurant and business owner is able to decide if they will allow e-smoking but fortunately most welcome vapers.

  2. Seattle, Washington – Currently, this city hosts 50 vape shops, as well as 17 bars and 21 restaurants that allow e-cig use indoors.  You also can enjoy e-smoking freely in parks and on sidewalks.  Seattle is considered a very vaper friendly town.

  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia – If you’re looking for a nice seaside local that is vaper friendly and has no bans on e-cigs, then you might consider paying a visit to Virginia Beach.  You can enjoy touring this town and relaxing without worrying about your e-smoking enjoyment.  So far, 15 restaurants and bars are available for you to vape “worry-free.”

  4. Las Vegas, Nevada – Although vaping has been banned in any restaurant or bar in Las Vegas that serves food, the casinos are still very vape friendly!

  5. Austin, Texas – Many of the clubs, bars and coffee shops are welcome the e-smoking crowd even though the city includes e-cigs in its no smoking ordinance.

  6. Tuscon, Arizona – There is a public smoking ban in Arizona but it does not include e-cigs.  Currently, the city has over 160 vape shops and lounges with the hopes of more to come.

E Cigarette News also provided a list of the top 25 most friendly vaping states.

At EverSmoke, we are proud to provide e-smokers everywhere with excellent, high quality vaping products for their enjoyment.  Please browse our site to see what type of e-cig would be best for you.  You can also continue perusing our blog and knowledge center to find out if e-smoking is the right choice for you.

Holiday Travel and Vaping

Vaping and TravelTraveling for the holidays? Hitting the roads or the air to see your loved ones during the happiest time of the year? Blasting off for an end of the year vacay? Here’s the breakdown on what you need to know for traveling with e-cigs. They do make travel better than traditional cigs, and it goes even better when you’ve planned ahead.

How to Pack:

Packing your e-cigs correctly is an essential. It’s okay per the TSA to bring your e-cigs and accompanying gear along in your carry-on luggage, and that is the safest place to ensure they remain undamaged. Figure out how many cartridges you go through per week, figure out how often you need to charge batteries, and this will help you map out your quantities and limits on vaping. We can’t stress how important it is to know your habits!

Bring Extras:

Extras are imperative, because as you know with traveling, you should be prepared for anything, especially during this time of year when snow storms can cause major delays and cancellations. And, you most certainly can’t depend on being able to grab what you need any and everywhere! So pack extras to make sure during the madness, you’ve got what you need to keep things under control. Extra cartridges, extra batteries, extra chargers; catch my drift? You will probably need them!

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A PCC can be your BFF. It charges your batteries on the go, no outlet necessary. In fact, it’s like a mobile outlet in your pocket! So, the minute you saunter off the plane, you will be able to whip out a fully charged, ready-to-vape e-cig!

And just as a reminder, when you’re flying high in the sky, don’t make any attempts at becoming part of the vaping mile high club; smokeless cigarettes are not permitted for use in aircraft! Happy holidays, and happy safe travels from everyone here at EverSmoke!

Fun Places to Vape

vapingUsing electronic cigarettes can be convenient, money saving, pleasurable, enjoyable, and so very functional. In addition to all the many ways they benefit the lives of smokers by offering a modern alternative to an old-school product, one of their many overlooked advantages is how fun they are to use. So, in that light, here are some of the most exciting places to vape! Having the ability to smoke again in public rocks!

The mall or when shopping: this way you can keep strolling, browsing, and getting what you need and enjoy your nicotine as you please.

Bars and restaurants: what goes with beer, cocktails, and food better than smoking? Whether it’s to enhance the feeling or to satisfy that after-dinner urge, being able to smoke at the table again is priceless.

In the Car: passengers don’t always take kindly to smoke in the car, however vapor cigs while traveling carry no smell, nor do they fumigate a small space like a car like smoke. Big bonus is not having to worry about burning your seats.

In the house: Yes, indoor smoking without being completely atrocious is now possible! No staining, stinking, or burning involved!

Vaping at family gatherings without feeling like an outcast or leper: Big groups of people and smoke don’t work well together, however with e-cigs you don’t have to worry about offending anyone. Hey, you may even provide some good inspiration for striking up conversations on these fancy new cigarettes!

At the pool or beach: Relaxing, lounging and playing in the water is so much better when you can unwind with a smoke. Cigarettes are usually not tolerated at most public pools, and many beaches now restrict them as well. Along those lines, we know very well how unsavory cigarette butt pollution is; so eliminate that negative with e-cigs.

Walking the dog: A ambling stroll on a cool afternoon with your dog is one of life’s simple pleasures, and when you’ve got your electronic cigarette in hand, it goes all the better.

Electronic smokeless cigarettes can do practically anything traditional cigarettes can, however they just do it better! By adding convenience, removing obstacles, they make it more accessible for you to enjoy smoking again. Simply, why smoke cigarettes if e-cigarettes make it more fun?

Recommendations for Smokeless Cigarettes and Air Travel


The popularity of smokeless cigarettes has reached a point where it is evident that the smoke-free nicotine delivery systems are here to stay. However, it does not mean that the controversies and arguments about the devices have stopped—new arguments are popping up frequently. The most recent controversy involves vaping on airplanes; however, the argument being made may not be the one you assume it is.

When smokeless cigarettes hit the market, there was some concern over whether a cabin full of people would suffer ill health effects from ‘second-hand vape’. The argument now has turned to concerns over fire safety. Last month, there was an incident where a small fire started after a passenger packed his smokeless cigarette in his checked luggage at Logan International Airport in Boston. This has prompted airport officials to ask federal officials to reclassify e-cigs as hazardous.

The Events

Passengers on a JetBlue flight to Buffalo, New York were evacuated from the aircraft when baggage handlers smelled smoke. A smoldering bag was removed from the baggage hold and extinguished. Luckily, the flight hadn’t actually taken off or the events could have been very different. After examining the remnants of the bag, the culprit seems to have been a smokeless cigarette—or more specifically, the device’s lithium-ion battery.

Lithium-ion batteries, which are found in everything from laptops to cell phones, have long been linked to being capable of catching fire. While the Massachusetts Port Authority may blame the smokeless cigarette for the incident, any lithium-ion battery that is activated inside a packed suitcase could easily overheat and catch fire. The incident has led many to suggest that smokeless cigarettes should be banned from airplanes; however, the better course of action would be to insist that e-cig components be disassembled packing in checked luggage.

TSA Guidelines for Flying with Smokeless cigarettes and E-liquid

The TSA doesn’t currently have restrictions on e-liquid, or e-cig products—this includes batteries, cartridges, and charging devices. However, any separate liquids will fall under the 3-1-1 carry-on rule.

While it is highly unlikely you’ll have any difficulties with the TSA concerning your smokeless cigarettes (and components), to be more precautionary, don’t declare them for inspection at the checkpoint. If an issue arises, explain that it’s your smokeless cigarette.

Further recommendations include:

  • Pack your batteries and charger in your laptop case or with your other electronics
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Summer Travel: Do it Right with E-Cigarettes

o-SUMMER-TRAVEL-facebookSummer means travel for many people, whether it’s by plane, boat, or car, regardless if it’s out of necessity, for work, or for pleasure. If you find yourself on the move this summer, here is a checklist to make sure you’re set as far as your e-cigarettes are concerned. Because no matter where you are headed, and what mode of transportation you’ll be using, electronic cigarettes and travel work so much better together than their tobacco counterparts.

Batteries: Having 2 or more is a smart idea. It’s always good to have at least 2, so that you aren’t without one while the other is charging, or just in case you lose one.

Cartridges: Don’t assume you’ll be able to find cartridges wherever you’re going; chances are, you purchase them online anyway, so prepare ahead of time and order extras for your trip because having a few more than you expect to need will set you up in the event of delays.

Accessories: You will need at least one charger. Having a couple options is smart, and you should consider what your environment during travel is going to be like. For instance, if you are going on a road trip,  a car charger would be a definite essential, as well as perhaps a USB charger and/ or a wall charger for those times you hit a hotel. If you are going on a cruise ship, a wall charger and a USB charger (if you are bringing a laptop or tablet) would be ideal.

Extras: Depending on the type of travel you are doing, there are a few other items that would be great to have along the way. The PCC, or Personal Charging Case is great for charging on the go without needing an outlet. Disposable e-cigs let you vape without setup, charging or cartridges, so if you’re really tight on time, they are great to have with you. The PowerCig would be awesome to have if you plan on veging out in your hotel room for hours at a time.

Electronic cigarettes are super versatile, and they really make traveling easier, especially if you are accustomed to the troubles of traditional cigarettes. Wherever your summer travels take you in the next few months, enjoy the journey as much as the destination while vaping!

E-Cig Friendly Airports

EuropeAirportTraveling with e-cigarettes is great, and certainly better than trying to do so with traditional cigarettes. However things can get tricky if you think every location stands by the same rules and perspective on electronic cigarettes. Some airports are fine with electronic alternatives, and others have strict policies that regard them as no different than tobacco cigarettes.

State and local laws regarding e-cigarettes are one thing, and traveling with them is another. Currently, you cannot use them in the airplane during any commercial flight, but certain airports are more lenient.

If you aren’t aware before you go, you could be in for a surprise when you at the airport expecting to be able to vape as you please. Here is a look at the different airports that are e-cigarette friendly, and those that are not.

The following is a list of the American airports that currently ban e-cigarettes, and require all users to smoke them, along with traditional tobacco cigarettes, in areas designated for smoking:

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

And the following is a list of the airports that do allow e-cigarettes to be used in their terminals:

• Charlotte Douglas International Airport
• Dulles International Airport
• McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
• Miami International Airport
• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
• Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
• Tampa International Airport

As you may have noticed, none of the airports that serve the New York City area have been included on either list. They are, in any case, banned from use in any NYC airport terminal, and just to further this notion, with the Clean Air Act recently signed, using electronic cigarettes indoors in any public building in New York city is not allowed.

While traveling with electronic cigarettes is definitely the better option, especially compared to tobacco cigarettes, it’s quite important to know what you’re facing before you go! As with any trip, it’s always best to be as prepared as possible before you embark.

Festival Season is On, Bring Your E-Cigs!

3e04d3b3a09d5027e959832d72afd7f0SXSW, the annual music and arts festival that takes over Austin, Texas is officially going on at the moment. Running from March 7-16, it’s a cultural extravaganza, with trendsetters, hipsters, and thousands of other artsy types flocking to take part! If you are going to be hitting the scene in Austin, we strongly encourage you to bring along your e-cigs, as they are totally welcome!

Large scale music festivals have gotten more popular than ever over the past few years, and while they are all about the music, dancing, style, and the uninhibited atmosphere, what they promise festival-goers is an amazingly good time. And, just like any environment where all things fashionable and trendy are celebrated, electronic cigarettes have become a staple at festivals.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for e-cigarettes to be considered part of the event, with major e-cigarette companies as sponsors and even handing out samples. Some festivals feature vaping tents, vaping lounges, and much promotion of electronic cigarettes in general. As anyone will tell you, hanging out with thousands of other people over the course of several days often in packed, sweaty conditions is much better when smoke is not involved!

At festivals, electronic cigarettes allow you to be immersed in all of the magic, surrounded by plenty of others, without annoying anyone with smoke. You won’t have to worry about accidentally burning anyone with a cigarette cherry, nor will you have to be concerned about searching for places to dispose of your cigarettes in proper places when you’re lost in the crowd; we all know that dropping butts on the ground is entirely not socially responsible!

E-cigarettes are also easier and much more convenient to use when you’re busy enjoying yourself, especially because accessories give a lot of leeway. Batteries last a while, and if you have a Portable Charging Case, you can charge your batteries without an outlet and have great e-cigarette storage for extra cartridges. You also have the option to use a lanyard to keep your e-cig safe around your neck, which is perfect if you will be dancing, or not carrying anything extra with you.

So if this year takes you to SXSW or any of the other major music and arts festivals happening around the country this spring and summer, bring your e-cigarettes! You’ll fit right in with the progressive atmosphere, and you save yourself from the hassles of smoke!