Traveling with vape cartridges for the first time can be a bit scary. It doesn’t help that there are so many stories about airport security confiscating vape cartridges because it’s legal to carry them—but their stance on the matter differs from the TSA agent manning your gate.
Vape cartridges can seem like a mystery for what’s allowed and what isn’t, so here is all the information you need to know about traveling with vape cartridges.
For storage, it’s best to keep your vape cartridge in its original container or another protective case. There are some great cases that can be found online that will keep your cartridge safe and free of any residue— with this option, it’s like you’re carrying your vape cartridge in your pocket.
For those who would rather not carry their cartridges separately, some cases are designed to hold cartridges within them with protective pockets— this is an option if vaping on the go is more convenient for you.
When it comes to where you can legally transport vape cartridges, vape devices, and vape pens, it is important to be aware of your state laws. It’s not legal everywhere to transport cartridges in the passenger cabin of a plane— some states have exceptions for medical marijuana patients.
If you are traveling via car, check with your local laws to see where you are allowed to place your cartridge so that it is within reach. Some states may have additional restrictions on where you can legally store your vape cartridge (such as the trunk of a car).
When traveling with vape cartridges, make sure to place them in your carry-on only. You should only put the device in your checked baggage if it is fully closed— if it isn’t, you risk breaking your vape pen and it may be confiscated.
Remember to take the charger with you in your carry-on. This is very important because, without a power source, you won’t be able to use your e-cigarette at all— the battery will quickly run out of charge if left alone.
If you’re trying to keep your vape pen as discreet as possible, try packing it in a gray or black carry-on. You can also place it inside of a standard camera case for added protection.
Never pack other items inside of the case that contains your vape pen. If this is done by accident and the other item breaks, this can cause your vape pen to become damaged, or worse yet, start a fire.
A good way to keep it hidden is by placing the entire case inside of another bag that’s less conspicuous. A purse or laptop bag are both good choices because they are large enough for the vape pen case but not so noticeable as to draw attention.
When traveling, it’s important that you get through security more quickly than everyone else. This will help ensure that you don’t miss your flight. Following these simple precautions can help to ensure that you have a safe and trouble-free trip.
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