Which Airports Can I Vape In?


Tickets, passport, money…e-cigarette? Whether you’re flying away on business, escaping the office with an awesome getaway or heading home to see the family, everyone wants their airport experience to be as seamless as possible. As you can’t vape on any major airline, it’s important that you plan your trip so you can vape before you get on the plane. Lucky for you, blu has put together an interactive guide to vaping at airports across the USA!

The guide includes information on whether or not the airport you’re flying from has a space that you can vape in and any relevant information that you might need to know before you arrive.

All the information in this guide is subject to change so make sure to check when you get to any of the locations you can vape in that you’re still OK to use your e-cigarette. If there are any airports that you want to know about that aren’t on our guide, get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be more than happy to get it added to the list.

 

New York Legislators Crackdown On Vaping

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New York state has made significant moves in recent weeks to clamp down on where its residents can and can’t use e-cigarettes. As of November 22, vaping will no longer be allowed in public indoor spaces. The bill, which was signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in late October, will include all workplaces, restaurants and bars.

Roughly 70% of local jurisdictions already had bans in place, so the majority of vapers shouldn’t be affected by this change. The vaping ban has also extended to outdoor public spaces – including places such as Central Park and Times Square – meaning that vapers could face a fine if they are found to be vaping in these locations.

10 other states, including California and New Jersey, have already put statewide bans on where you can use e-cigarettes into place. Many large cities have also enacted restrictions on vaping, with Boston and Chicago two of the most notable examples of this action. Despite this, New York remains one of the most active states when it comes to legislation on e-cigarettes and vaping in recent times, and further changes could be coming in the future.

New York state assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has been reported to have asked the state to ban flavored vape juice. Whilst the bill hasn’t yet been advanced to the Senate, it still represents a worrying trend for those who use e-cigarettes responsibly. The American Vaping Association has been one of the most vocal critics of this proposal with president Gregory Conley saying:

“The AVA supports common-sense regulation of its products, such as New York City’s existing ban on the sale to minors. But adults are free to make their own choices.”

A similar bill was put before the Senate by Senator Brad Hoylman in March but didn’t get past the Senate Health Committee. However, Hoylman has said he will work with Rosenthal to put the issue to the Senate once more in January.

For this reason, we urge anyone who is unhappy with these proposed changes to get active and let it be known that these changes wouldn’t be welcomed by everyone in New York. At blu, we believe that those who choose to use e-cigarettes are being increasingly overlooked, and it’s up to the whole vaping community to come together to make sure that vapers aren’t forced out.

Tribble Giveaway

2018 Lip-sync Giveaway

OFFICIAL RULES

Open to U.S. residents 21 years of age and older.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

Sponsored by: FONTEM US, Inc., dba blu eCigs, 1100 S. Tryon St., Ste. 350, Charlotte, NC 28210

Eligibility: The Lip-Sync Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. All current and former employees of FONTEM US, Inc., dba blu eCigs (“Sponsor”), its parent, divisions, subsidiary and affiliated companies, production and promotion agencies (collectively “Released Parties”), as well as of other entities involved in the development, production or conduct of the Lip-Sync Giveaway, their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their spouses) regardless of where they live and same household members (whether related or not), are not eligible. Members of the general public (i.e., persons who are not legal U.S. residents, 21 years of age or older at time of entry) are also not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited. By participating in the Promotion, you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.
Entry Period:
Entry Period One for the Promotion begins at or after 9:00 AM Aug 16th 2018 and ends on 12:00 AM August 25th 2018(“Entry Period One”). For the avoidance of doubt, on August 25th 2018, entries will no longer be accepted. Potential Winners will be selected on August 26th 2018 via Instagram post announcement on Tribble Reese official Instagram page.
How to Enter:
1. Create your best lip-sync video and post your page with #blulanta
2. Must follow @blucigsUSA
3. Winner will be announced August 26th 2018

Only one entry per person. Violation of the entry limit (i.e., “multiple entries by the same person using different Instagram accounts”) will result in voiding of all entries and disqualification from the Promotion. In addition, persons will be disqualified if they fail to follow all instructions of Sponsor representatives or act in a belligerent, anti-social or otherwise inappropriate manner either toward Sponsor representatives or other persons (all as determined by Sponsor representatives in their sole discretion).

Prize and Its Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $700.00 Grand Prize will be awarded in the Promotion. The Grand Prize is: iPhone 8 64GB. $400.00 2nd Prize will be awarded in the Promotion. The 2nd Prize is: Smart Watch. $160.00 3rd Prize will be awarded in the Promotion. The 3rd Prize is: AirPods. ALL TAXES AND OTHER EXPENSES INCURRED BY WINNER IN CONJUNCTION WITH ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROMOTION ARE THE WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILTY. Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes on prize and will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form for the total fair market value of the Grand Prize. Winner agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor with regard to effecting such required IRS filing, including provision of his/her Social Security Number. Award of prize is subject to any applicable written company policy of Winner’s employer as to the receipt of prizes/awards/gifts from third party entities. Grand Prize may differ from item as advertised by Sponsor; Sponsor expressly disclaims any and all liability in conjunction therewith. Grand Prize is not transferable without the express written consent of Sponsor, which may be granted or withheld in its sole discretion and without liability of any kind. No Grand Prize substitution by Winner is permitted; Sponsor, however, reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value if the Grand Prize is determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be unavailable for any reason. Grand Prize is not redeemable or exchangeable for cash.

Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prize Award Procedure: The Potential Winners will be selected from eligible entries who follow @blucigsusa, post lipsync video and use the hashtag #blulanta in the caption of the post of the video. Potential Winners selection will take place immediately following the deadline of Entry Period. Once Potential Winners have been selected, their Instagram Username will be announced via Tribble Reese official Instagram page and contacted by Sponsor via Instagram Direct Message from Sponsor to Potential Winners. All Potential Winners will be notified by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any mechanical telephone error, failure or omission; lost or misdirected mail, faxes, or email; neglect on the part of the U.S. Postal Service; or email service disruption. Acceptance of Prize may be time-sensitive. Sponsor is not under any obligation to make good prizes that may expire following the award date. The Potential Winners can claim their prize by responding to the Instagram Direct Message from Sponsor with telephone contact to details.] You must claim the prize by replying to the Instagram Direct Message with telephone contact details within 24 hours of announcement/attempted contact; a proxy or surrogate CANNOT claim the prize on your behalf. Potential Winners must go through Sponsor’s Age Verification Process prior to receiving Prize by providing Sponsor representatives with valid, government-issued photo identification (within the above-indicated time period) as described in communication email on how to claim Prize. Once identification has been verified by Sponsor representatives in their sole discretion, Potential Winner will have an additional 24 hours to review and sign the required Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (where lawful).

If Potential Winner does not claim prize within the prescribed 24 hour period (time being kept by Sponsor representatives in their sole discretion), photo identification provided by Potential Winner fails to corroborate his/her identity as the entrant as determined by Sponsor representatives in their sole discretion (or potential winners fails to provide such identification altogether), if Potential Winners fails to timely sign and return Affidavit/Release, if potential winners is determined by Sponsor representatives to be ineligible or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, or if the Grand Prize cannot be delivered to Winner, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor shall have no liability to such individual. If Grand Prize is forfeited, Sponsor representative will select an alternate Potential Winners via random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received.

By accepting Grand Prize, except where prohibited by law, Winner grants FONTEM US, Inc., dba blu eCigs, and its designees the right (but not the legal obligation) to use his/her name, likeness, photo, voice, biographical information, image and other indicia of persona for advertising/publicity/trade purposes without further compensation or notice.

BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANT RELEASES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES AND THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE ORGANIZATIONS, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THE PROMOTION, ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, RECEIPT, OR USE/MISUSE OF THE GRAND PRIZE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WINNER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE GRAND PRIZE, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE.

Conditions of Participation: Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, and misdirected entries or for any technological malfunction, error or failure which prevents or interferes with Sponsor contacting the Potential Winners or offering the Promotion as originally intended (including but not limited to the collection of entries). Submission of entry is the sole responsibility of participant. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of same or proof of entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If Sponsor representatives acknowledge receipt of an entry, such acknowledgement does not constitute any representation as to eligibility for the Promotion nor is it otherwise binding upon Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given circumstance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision. If Promotion cannot be conducted as originally intended for any reason beyond Sponsor’s control in whole or in part (for example, inclement weather affecting the conduct of Post Malone Concerts), Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Promotion (including but not limited to modifying the entry period for the Promotion) and select and notify the Winner in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action will be posted Sponsor’s event page and will contact Winners directly, to the extent feasible. Sponsor reserves the right to void entries and/or disqualify persons (if applicable) who attempt to tamper with the Promotion, undermine the operation of the Promotion, or to defraud Sponsor in conjunction with the Promotion. But, disqualification shall not represent the sole remedy available to Sponsor should persons engage in such conduct; Sponsor expressly reserves its right to pursue all available legal remedies in the event of tampering or fraud. The Promotion is governed by the internal, substantive laws of the State of North Carolina, and all claims must be resolved individually (NOT as part of a class action) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina or in North Carolina state court situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. By participating in the Promotion, you agree to the jurisdiction of such courts and waive any and all damages (including compensatory, punitive, incidental, consequential damages) and attorneys’ fees and agree that your recovery shall be limited to your actual costs of participating in the Promotion (if any).

Winner Information: For the first name/last initial and city/state of Winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Lip-Sync Giveaway WINNER” c/o of Sponsor at the above address, for receipt within two weeks following Winner selection.

*****

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open only to legal U.S. residents, 21 or older. Enter by the specified deadline above for each Entry Period. One (1) entry per person. Winner to be selected immediately after Entry Period deadline. You must be 21 years of age or older to be eligible to win. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Winner responsible for taxes & other prize restrictions apply. Subject to Official Rules.

FDA Regulations: Why Can’t I Get Free E-Cigarette Samples?

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At blu, one of the things we used to love most was giving customers the chance to try our e-cigarettes and flavors so that they could weigh their options before picking the combo that worked best for them. Whether this happened on the street or through one of our social media pages, we loved giving people the power to choose something better. However, some of you may have noticed recently that we haven’t been doing this as frequently, and the even more observant among you will have realized that we haven’t been doing this at all.

The reason behind all this isn’t because we’ve gotten cheaper over the years but due to FDA regulations which now include ENDs products (which includes e-cigarettes) under the federal free sampling ban.  This means that as of August 8, 2016 the free sample ban automatically applies to all tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – subject to FDA’s tobacco product authority, including components and parts of tobacco products.

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While it sucks that we can no longer do this at blu, we still get a lot of questions from customers wondering if we’ll be doing anything in the future. Unfortunately, the answer is that we won’t be giving away anything for free, at least until the law changes.

The regulations, which have been debated by a number of people since they came into action last year, were clarified by the FDA in October. The organization said that although free sampling isn’t allowed, e-cigarette vendors are still allowed to offer discounts on products, which will no doubt come as a relief to anyone who visited us on Cyber Monday!

Moving forward, we want to make sure that we keep you informed on the things that matter in the world of vaping. Your feedback led to the writing of this post as so many of you wanted answers to this question. If you have any other questions or queries that you need answered, get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter, or speak to our Customer Service Team, and we’ll always be sure to get back in touch.

Stealth Vaping: Reasons You Should Vape Responsibly

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When it first burst onto the scene roughly a decade ago, one of the best things about vaping was that you could vape pretty much anywhere you wanted. However, many venues have enforced stricter rules that prohibit vaping in a lot of different places. To combat this, some vapers practice “stealth vaping”, but this doesn’t necessarily solve the problem and in many cases, can just cause further issues. Here we take a look at what stealth vaping is and why people do it.

What Is Stealth Vaping?

Stealth vaping is the act of vaping in a secret or clandestine way so as not to draw attention to the fact that you are vaping. Many people stealth vape in locations where vaping is not allowed or when they don’t want others to realize that they are vaping.

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Why Shouldn’t I Stealth Vape?

Vaping somewhere you shouldn’t isn’t a great idea for a number of reasons. First off, there are many places that don’t allow vaping because the state has made it illegal to do so. If you decide to stealth vape in such a place, you could face prosecution for flouting the state laws. If you’re unsure of your state’s position on vaping, check out our State-By-State Guide to Vaping Laws in the USA.

Companies and organizations are also free to implement “no vaping” policies if they want to, so if you’ve made the decision to go there, you should be respectful of their choice or find somewhere that allows vaping and head there instead. If you’re out with other people, it’s also worth considering how they’ll react to your stealth vaping. Whilst some people might not be too bothered by stealth vaping, others might find it strange or annoying.

The reason that vaping isn’t allowed in certain places, such as restaurants or bars, is often because other customers may feel that the smell and presence of the vapor is distracting. For those who choose not to vape, this seems like a fair point. If you were enjoying your meal and get a conflicting smell wafting over, it might spoil your experience.

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If you simply want to avoid flooding the room or your immediate surroundings with vapor, potentially because you are in the company of people who don’t vape, then stealth vaping is fine. In this circumstance, you’re just making sure that you don’t annoy your friends and family by vaping to excess. If vaping is to be considered as a totally normal part of everyday life in the future, it’s probably best that you don’t give people who don’t vape a reason to dislike it.

4 Things You Need To Know Before Vaping In Winter

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With the cold and wet weather, winter months can be harsh whatever your lifestyle or hobbies may be. Winter can also have a big impact on vaping, but luckily there are steps you can take when temperatures start to drop to make sure your e-cigs are in full working order. Take a look at a few vaping tips you’ll find helpful this winter.

Can E-Liquid Freeze?

One obvious question you might have about your e-cig is whether or not the e-liquid inside can freeze when the weather outside is frightful. The good news is that while it can freeze, it has a lower freezing point than water, so frozen puddles at your feet doesn’t necessarily mean frozen e-liquid in your blu. Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, while the two main components of e-liquid, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin freeze at 10 degrees and 2 degrees respectively.

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For this reason it’s going to have to be very cold for e-liquid to freeze, though the freezing point may vary depending on how much PG or VG is in your e-liquid. One thing to bear in mind is that while your e-liquid might not turn into a popsicle, it may get thicker when cold, so you may need to pay extra attention to your clearomizer in the winter months to ensure you get a good flavor from your e-cigarette.

Protect Your E-Cig

It goes without saying that when winter rolls around you need to take extra care of your car, so it stands to reason that the same applies to your e-cig. One potential issue is that the cold weather can affect battery life, reducing it to around 70% of its usual capacity, so it is important to keep the battery from getting too cold. In relatively mild temperatures, this can be as simple as keeping the battery in an inside pocket to prevent the cold from getting to it, or try keeping it somewhere where it won’t be exposed to chilly temperatures for extended periods.

Use Chapstick When Vaping Outside

Winter can be harsh on the lips, especially when they get chapped from the biting winds and swirling gales. We’ve all laughed at movies and cartoons when people get their tongues stuck to lamp posts and flagpoles, but when your lips get dry during winter, this could happen with your e-cig too. If you’re vaping outside during winter, you should consider using a chapstick to make sure there’s no chance of the tip getting stuck to your lips.

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Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds

One side effect of the colder weather is that the clouds of vape you exhale are slightly bigger than usual. While this shouldn’t be a problem for most vapers it is something to consider if you’re vaping in your car. The colder temperatures could also cause your windscreen to fog up more quickly if you’re vaping with the windows closed, so make sure to keep the car nice and toasty to prevent this from happening.

Most of what you need to be aware of when vaping in winter is common sense and looking after yourself and your e-cig, but if you do have any problems with the latter, get in touch with our Customer Service team who will be happy to help.

What Are The Advantages of 0% Nicotine Vape Juice?

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One of the best things about vaping is the choice that each and every vaper has, which gives them the chance to make their experience unique to them. The same goes for the type of e-cig you go for, the flavor of vape juice, and even the nicotine strength of the vape juice. When it comes to the last of these attributes, a lot of vapers are now deciding to vape e-liquid with 0% nicotine. Some vapers may find this unusual, but there are some advantages to vaping with 0% nicotine vape juice.

Stronger Flavors

If for you vaping is all about the flavor, you may wanna switch to a vape juice with 0% nicotine. Most vapers agree that you get a stronger flavor when vaping an e-liquid that doesn’t contain nicotine. When nicotine is added to an vape juice in a certain measure, it naturally dilutes that flavor to a certain degree.

Put simply, vape juice that has 2.4% nicotine will have less space in a 100ml measure the flavorings that make each flavor what it is. With a nicotine free vape juice, you can get a small percentage more of these flavorings into the mixture, giving you a superior flavor.

Smoother Vape

Some vapers say that one of the first things they notice after switching from vape juice containing nicotine to 0% nicotine vape juice is that their vape feels smoother than it did before. For vapers who enjoy the tactile element of vaping, switching to a 0% nicotine vape juice could be a quick and easy way to improve your vaping experience.

Bigger Clouds

For the same reason as mentioned with regard to the flavor, having no nicotine in your vape juice means that you can increase the ratio of the other ingredients. If you enjoy vaping big clouds, you’ll be able to vape more with e-liquids that contain a higher concentration of vegetable glycerin, the ingredient to which clouds are commonly attributed.

blu Fan of the Month: December

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Throughout this year we’ve been getting to know you, the people of bluNation®, and hear more about how you first got into vaping with blu and what it means to you. Our latest fan of the month is Victoria, and we asked her about why she vapes with blu as well as a little about herself.

If you want to be in with a chance of being featured as our next Fan of the Month, fill out our questionnaire and tell us: What makes you stand out from other blu vapers? You’ll get the chance to appear on the blu Blog and you’ll receive a $100 gift card! For more information on the competition, check out the terms and conditions here.

Meet our December Fan of the Month: Victoria

How long have you used blu?

I have been delighted by blu for about two years now.

What’s your favorite blu product?

The blu PLUS+™.

What’s your favorite flavor and why?

My absolute favorite flavor is Blue Ice. It’s just a very fresh-tasting flavor.

Tell us about your blu experience.

blu is something you can pretty much enjoy anywhere. I like that I can vape in my home or vehicles and both places don’t smell like smoke.

You have the entire day to spend doing whatever you want. How do you spend it?

If I could spend an entire day doing whatever I wanted, I’d just want to spend time with my fiancé and son. Even if it were just relaxing at home, our busy schedules make it very hard to spend time all together sometimes, so that would be awesome.

Where are your go-to vaping spots?

My go-to vape spots are at home and at work. I love being able to relax at home in my living room with my blu, some wine, and play Skyrim!

Any advice for someone new to blu?

I would definitely recommend trying any blu flavors you can find. They all are actually rather good in their own way, and it’s interesting to change up the flavors! Also, I always keep a backup blu PLUS+™ Rechargeable Device, so when mine needs to recharge, I can still vape.