Travelling with e-cigs

 

What to expect when travelling with your e cigarette.,

It's coming close to the time of year when most of us take a holiday or two. There are a lot of things you need to worry about when planning a trip, one thing you shouldn't worry about is your e smoke! Just like anything eles when planning a trip it is key to find out what the rules and very new regulations are when travelling by air ! Some new regulations have just been put into place to keep your travels safe ! When travelling abroad you need to know what you can and can't carry and the last thing want is to have your esmoke taken away at the gate ! The following information is directly from the sources that matter the most. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom for even more information from airlines around the world, each country may be just a little different but those differences could be a big deal.

So why are e cigarettes banned from checked luggage?

Airline passengers and crew are encouraged instead to carry the devices in the cabin "so that potential incidents could be immediately dealt with," said the UN agency.

The ICAO, based in Montreal, works with 191 member states and airlines to develop international standards and safety regulations.

The amendment to those regulations regarding e-cigarettes also prohibits recharging of electronic smoking devices in aircraft cabins.

"Several incidents have been reported involving e-cigarette heating elements being accidentally activated and resulting in fires in checked baggage," said Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the president of the ICAO Council.

Several airlines have already taken measures against e-cigarettes after concerns were raised late last year, he said.

The new rules are effective immediately following their provisional approval by Aliu in late May and final circulation to representatives of the ICAO's governing body and its technical arm.

 

The FDA has this to say about it

January 23–As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, the FAA wants airlines to ensure passengers don’t put their e-cigarettes in checked baggage, when they can pose a fire hazard in the cargo compartment.

The FAA today released a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) making U.S. air carriers aware of a recent bulletin from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that described several incidents associated with e-cigarettes, as well as ICAO’s recommendation to ban the devices in checked baggage. ICAO is the arm of the United Nations that develops and disseminates suggested standards for the international aviation community.

In several incidents both inside and outside the transportation industry, e-cigarettes have overheated or caught fire when the heating element was accidentally activated. Last August, an e-cigarette in checked baggage stowed in an airliner’s cargo hold caused a fire that forced an evacuation of the aircraft. The danger may be increased when users modify and rebuild their reusable e-cigarette devices and interchange original and aftermarket batteries, heating elements, and vaporizing components.

The FAA SAFO recommends that operators follow the ICAO bulletin and require passengers to carry e-cigarettes and related devices solely in the aircraft cabin, where overheating or fire can be observed and handled more quickly. The agency encourages airlines to communicate this new policy to passengers as widely as possible through their websites, press releases, at ticket purchase, during the check-in process

and by other established means to inform passengers about hazardous materials regulations and policies.

 

View the FAA SAFO (PDF) http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2015/SAFO15003.pdf

Check the link for what you can and can’t bring on with you!

 

For a Safe Start, Check the Chart!

Most hazardous materials are forbidden in carry-on and checked baggage. There are a few exceptions for some personal items such as toiletries, medicines, battery powered electronics and assistive devices. The chart below lists common hazardous materials often found in the home and office or used when traveling (the chart also includes some items that are not hazardous materials but the FAA gets lot of questions on them). Check to see which ones are allowed in checked and/or carry-on baggage and which ones cannot be carried at all. The checked baggage rules also apply to carry-on bags that are checked at the gate or at planeside. When using the chart, it's very important to read the "Details" section for important information such as packaging requirements and quantity limits. You can use the "Search" box to look up a particular item by name within the active tab.

Remember, this is just a listing of common hazardous materials; if you don't see your item here it doesn't mean it's allowed in baggage. When in doubt, leave it out!

Looking for other FAA hazmat information? The FAA Office of Hazardous Materials Safety web site contains information for airlines, cargo shippers, and passengers. http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/

 

If you don’t follow those rules the following may happen:

 

The Hazmat Rules

 

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are federal transportation safety rules found in 49 CFR, parts 171-180. The FAA enforces the HMR in aviation. Passengers violating the HMR can be fined from $250 to $50,000. Those who intentionally violate the regulations are subject to a criminal penalty of up to $500,000 and/or five years imprisonment. So, it is important to know what items are hazardous materials and whether or not they are allowed in the aircraft cabin or in checked baggage.

Note: The Transportation Security Administration also has rules on "prohibited items" that pose a security threat. Though they sometimes overlap, the TSA security rules are separate from the FAA hazmat safety rules discussed here. For the TSA rules on weapons, sharp objects, the "3-1-1" rule on liquids, gels, and aerosols, etc.; go to the TSA Prohibited Items web page.

The best bet is to plan ahead, contact the FDA if you have any questions http://www.faa.gov/contact/

Pack properly – remove any air from bottles reducing the risk of leakage, turn off your battery and make sure it can’t be accidently turned on, and take off your tank so there is no question of if you’re using it! Have a great trip and remember when you vape to vape responsibly!

 

Travelling into the States on a plane with your e cigarette just got that much harder! Unlike in Canada the States has placed a ban on flying at all with your e cigarette at all! http://www.electroniccigaretteconsumerreviews.com/tsa-guidelines-for-flying-with-e-cigarettes-e-liquid/

URGENT UPDATE: April 13, 2016 – There is a new law being proposed that’s going to prevent everyone from carrying/transporting any and ALL electronic cigarette products. You will not be able to take any vape hardware with you. Not even in your carry-on or checked luggage!

 

Specific Airlines

 

When flying with Air Canada there are a lot of rules. When you scroll to the very bottom you’ll find this about e cigarettes http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/carry-on.html#faq:5-6-*

 

West jet : http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/basics/baggage/carry-on.shtml

 

Find your airlines here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airlines_of_Canada

For almost everything you need to know about travelling to the uk please check out this link !! http://www.gatwick-airport-guide.co.uk/e-cigarettes.html

DUBAI: esmokes are ban !! 

https://www.goodtogoinsurance.com/travel-advice/know-the-law

the following link is all the countries that have banned any form of esmokes e cigs etc 

http://www.ecigarette-politics.com/electronic-cigarettes-global-legal-status.html

Be sure to find out all the new policies when flying or travelling in any form. Vape safe, vape with respect. Remember vaping is a privilege in some places and just like with anything you need to know the rules, laws it’s up to you to be informed and follow the rules !

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