Long walks on sandy beaches, warm evenings sipping cocktails on busy terraces and cool dips into a crystal clear sea. You’ve booked your next vacation and can’t wait for the fun to begin. The only thing that still needs to be done is the packing of the suitcase. How many board shorts does one need and will 5 T-shirts be enough? And most importantly, which vape kit and flavors will you bring along? There are a few things you need to know about vaping and travelling before you board that plane.
It goes without saying that the same rules apply to vapers, as they do to non-vapers. You’re allowed to bring along a certain amount of liquids, as stated on the website of the TSA. You can take along liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in you carry-on luggage. The maximum per container is 100 ml (3.4 ounces), and they have to be packed in a see through quart-sized bag. If you have more liquids to transport, you can pack them in your checked baggage. myblu™ liquidpods are small enough at 1.5 ml.
Before you’re tempted to put all your vape gear into the suitcase you want to check in, remember that your vape itself cannot be transported in checked baggage. You’ll need to take it along with you onto the plane. As the TSA states: ‘Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.’ However, remember you won’t be able to use it on board the plane.
Lithium-ion batteries are also not allowed in your checked baggage. You can take them along in your carry-on baggage. Don’t just throw them into your hand luggage though. Leave them in the device, or transport them in a proper carrying case. As the TSA states: ‘You may travel with dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D) in your carry-on or checked baggage. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits loose lithium batteries from being transported in checked baggage.’
Take them out of your bags or pockets when you go through security, just as you would your liquids. A ziploc bag is probably the best solution to keep your items safe in case of any unforeseen circumstances. You’re not allowed to charge your e-cig on the plane, so you’ll have to wait until you’ve arrived at your final destination.
Do your research
While you might be able to enjoy your e-cig without too much hassle in the States, make sure to research the rules and regulations at your vacation destination. Some countries fine you for vaping in public, for example. What a way to ruin the holiday vibe that would be!
Also, make sure you bring along enough myblu™ liquidpods as you might not be able to get them in the country you’re visiting.
Remember, that because we love vaping, not everyone else automatically does. Some countries might be less familiar with e-cigarettes. This means it’s important to check if it’s legal, and if it is, where you’re allowed to vape. Try to make sure people around you don’t get annoyed by your e-cig, and expect the occasional curious question. If you’re well equipped with all the answers and facts, you can give well informed answers.
Enjoy your vacay!
If you sometimes feel like you’re one a few people that vape and that you’re being judged for it, don’t worry. You’re in good company! Many very talented people blow out some vapor now and then. Check out these ten celebrities that also belong to the vape community.
You either love him or you hate him. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground when it comes to liking Jack Black as an actor and comedian. Apart from acting, Black is also a musician and plays the guitar. Another thing you may not know about Jack Black is that he likes to vape. If you ever spot him at a vape store, chances are he’ll even pose for you.
Michelle Rodriguez is known for her many roles as a feisty, independent woman who doesn’t need a man to save her. While she may not need a man, Rodriguez does seem to enjoy the company of her vaping device. She’s been spotted at numerous Hollywood events with different kinds of e-cigarettes in her mouth. (Of course, not all at the same time.)
Irish actor Aidan Turner is known for his roles in The Hobbit, Desperate Romantics and The Clinic. Of course we also know him from the TV show Poldark. Unfortunately his colleagues on set aren’t always very happy with him. Why not? Aidan likes vaping, which in itself isn’t a problem. But it does become a bit problematic when you vape, dressed as an eighteenth century captain.
Vaping is commonly seen as something for twenty-somethings, but Jack Nicholson proves that age doesn’t matter. The actor is also a member of the vaping community and he can even put on a charming smile with his e-cigarette still in his mouth.
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Tom hardy has been vaping away for years and can be seen exhaling his vapor during interviews every now and then. The Mad Max actor seems to have an expansive collection of devices as he is spotted with a different one pretty often. Hardy actually posted a picture of himself on Instagram with one of his vapes while getting ready for the Oscars back in 2016.
Katy Perry also likes her vape and ignited lots of rumors at the Golden Globes in 2016 when she shared a vape pen with Orlando Bloom. Who can blame her? It was an eventful night and her vape session with Orlando wasn’t the only thing she did to attract attention…
Simon Cowell is sometimes considered the Gordon Ramsay of the talent show world. His brutal remarks can even bring contestants to tears, although he seems to have mellowed a bit lately. And his vaping device seems to make the contest judge quite happy.
Sean Penn has also been spotted with his e-cigarette at many events. One of the most striking times was at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in 2013. Penn puffed away as he sat on the panel. Fortunately for him, the other panel members didn’t seem to mind.
Unfortunately Carrie Fisher isn’t with us anymore. But she lives on in our hearts and of course, through Star Wars. It seems “Leia” was also a vaper and an elegant one at that. She wasn’t ashamed of her habit and even vaped a blu Disposable on the Today Show.
Ever notice how spring gives you a special feeling that changes your outlook on life and how it can make everything seem less drab and gloomy? To celebrate this feeling of new energy, fresh colors and vibrancy all around it’s time to inhale some crisp ‘springfull’ flavors with your vape. Our selection includes myblu™ LIQUIDPODS and blu® LIQUIDS.
This Green Apple flavor combines sweet and sour notes and is crafted to give you a fresh Granny Smith apple flavor. Perfect for spring! Imagine walking through the park, surrounded by blossoming trees, and biting into a juicy green apple. Green is the color of freshness and new leafs. Definitely spring!
This flavor combines the warming power of ginger and the restorative effects of ginseng. Vaping these flavors creates spicy and sweet notes and will ensure a unique and calming taste. Great when preparing for spring cleaning!
This uniquely fresh Blue Ice flavor is inspired by the natural blueberry flavor. While inhaling you’ll taste wild, ripened blueberry flavors mixed with icy Menthol. Exactly the kind of freshness you’d expect from spring.
Imagine being in paradise and tasting the bright and sweet notes of an apricot combined with the flavorful tartness of a mango. That’s what you get when inhaling the Mango Apricot liquid. Enjoy the taste of spring and experience a full fruit finish.
Eucalyptus and lemon are both very fresh flavors, full of vim and vigor. This flavor was inspired by the refreshing harmony of zesty, sour lemon and the minty features of eucalyptus. It’s designed to experience a dynamic and natural taste while you imagine yourself relaxing under a tree in spring time.
What drink is more suitable for spring than a glass of champagne with a fresh strawberry to release its flavor? Strawberry and mint is a surprising twist on classic flavors combining sweetness with some minty zest. Perfect to get spring started!
This liquid was inspired by the smooth and creamy flavor of vanilla. Experience the sensual, flavorful and lightly aromatic taste. Not too strong, not too sweet. Inhale the calming flavor and allow yourself to enjoy some ‘springfull’ relaxation time.
Passionately peachy. Fresh, fragrant and ripe peaches are the embodiment of a luscious spring. This flavor was crafted with notes of peach and seasonal spices and will have you relaxed and embracing the subtle and sweet smell of spring!
Imagine inhaling the bitter and minty taste of an After Eight chocolate. This classic flavor pairing ensures an upgrade of your vaping experience and will provide you with a rich, decadent cocoa taste blended with cool notes of mint.
Spring makes you think of warmth, energy and fresh sparkles. This tropical blend will do just that and transport you to a tropical place. The flavor combines pineapple, mango and passionfruit aromas to create a subtle yet sweet, citrusy flavor. Indulge in these exotic flavors, inspired by the Pacific Islands.
Many people view vaping as a subculture, although a standard vaper doesn’t really exist. There are different types of vapers and subcultures within the vaping community. What kind of vaper are you? Are you a Flavorist, Cloud Chaser, Trickster, Hobbyist or Mentor?
For Flavorists, vaping is all about the flavors, as the name suggests. They always look for new flavors to try and never really stick with one flavor for long. They usually have quite a collection of discarded flavors, but are never really satisfied with what they have.
Cloud Chasing has become a big deal in the last few years and has actually turned into a vaping sport. Competitions are held around the world where vapers try to exhale the largest and most interesting plumes of vapor. Cloud Chasers are obsessed with vapor clouds and constantly try to get their devices to create more and thicker vapors.
blu doesn’t actually sell specialized vapes to compete in cloud chasing competitions, but even Cloud Chasers like to just relax with a refreshing e-liquid. We can definitely help you out with this and recommend our myblu™ device. It delivers optimum sensation and vapor in a compact design.
Tricksters are similar to Cloud Chasers, but instead of trying to create the biggest cloud they’re into vape tricks. They blow out the vapor in different shapes like rings and balls. Or they might simultaneously blow out the vapor from their nose as well as in two directions from their mouth. Sometimes they even use accessories such as balloons to perform the ultimate trick.
If you love to do tricks, then you definitely fall into this category of vapers. You’ll probably want a device with a large battery so you can practice all day long. Our blu PRO™ device would be perfect for your needs and can keep you doing tricks.
You can consider a Hobbyist as someone who collects everything that has to do with vaping. Devices, liquids, mods — you name it, they have it. Hobbyists are willing to spend a lot of money on their pastime and often don’t even use most of the gear they have. Instead, they put it on display to enjoy looking at their collection.
For Hobbyists, we offer a variety of devices to showcase. Our myblu™ device is compact, while the blu PRO™ vape is our most advanced model. You may also want to collect all six of our disposable vaping options.
Casual Vapers aren’t really interested in new vaping developments or the latest vaping devices. Usually they don’t even know what all the components of their device are called and just like to vape now and then. They’re quite happy with their device and stick to the flavors they know, although they may try something else once in a while.
If you’re a Casual Vaper, you don’t want to constantly buy new devices, so disposable vapes are probably not for you. We recommend using our myblu™ device to suit your casual vaping style. We even have a special offer at the moment, so you won’t need to break the bank.
A mentor is an experienced vaper who pretty much knows everything there is to know about vaping. It’s the person you can turn to with all your questions about vaping and fortunately mentors are happy to share their veteran knowledge with you. Mentors have been vaping since long before you even knew it was a thing and they’re usually the people answering all those questions on Reddit.
If you’re a mentor, we don’t have to tell you which device would be perfect for you. Of course you already know. Still, we’d like to suggest our blu PRO™ device as it offers the most advanced blu vaping experience. Try it for a smoother taste, premium features and a vaping experience that is as unique as you are.
Vaping is meant to be an enjoyable and trouble-free experience. That’s why blu offers an Autoship service to make sure you’ll never be without your favorite myblu™ Liquidpods, blu Plus+ Tanks®, and blu® Liquids. With Auto-Ship you only need to order once and set the dates you want us to deliver your goods, we’ll handle the rest so you’ll never run dry again.
The service is not meant to be intrusive, but rather make your life easier and uncomplicated. With Autoship your selected products will automatically be sent to you once you choose your delivery schedule, so you don’t need to lift a finger. Once a week, bi-weekly or monthly, the choice is yours. The convenience of having extra blu flavors, batteries or liquids automatically delivered to your doorstep saves you the time and hassle of visiting a retail location or manually ordering online.
Although guests are very welcome to buy our vape items without registering an account, you will need a blu account to create an order subscription using Autoship. Creating your account can be done in a matter of minutes and only requires a few personal details, such as your name, date of birth, phone number and email address. You will also be asked to create a password for your account.
To set up Autoship you first need to tell us what you want delivered. You might want myblu™ Liquidpods sent to your doorstep every two weeks, for example. To do this, simply browse the shop and select the ‘Flavors’ category. There you’ll find the ‘myblu™ Liquidpods menu with different flavor options ranging from Vivid Vanilla to Classic Tobacco.
Once you’re at the checkout section you’ll have to provide us with shipping and billing information. You’ll also be able to set up your Autoship schedule and decide how often you’d like to receive your myblu™ Liquidpods. This is called an order cycle and will be treated as a standing order. Of course, you’re not obligated to receive Autoship orders forever. You can easily set an expiration date to stop your deliveries at any time. Finish your order and you’re all set to start your effortless vaping.
For more information or help concerning the Autoship service, please contact a member of our blu® Customer Service team or ask for help via the Live Chat.
After a while you might want to cancel or change your Auto -Ship order. To manage your orders please log in to your account and select the ‘Auto Shipments’ option. Here you’ll be able to cancel your current order with ease. To change your Auto-Ship selections, simply create a new order in our online shop with your new preferences. Auto shipments can be stopped at any time.
Your fist Autoship order will be shipped on the normal schedule based on when you created it. Consecutive orders will be processed and shipped on Thursdays. When your order is ready to ship, you will be notified via email.
Naturally we make every effort to ensure we have all the items available for your order. However, increased demand could cause us to run out of some items. If you only have one item in your Autoship service, we will ship that item once it is back in stock. In the case of multiple items, we will only ship the product that is available. Additional back orders will not be shipped.
Autoship products will be automatically charged to your credit card in accordance with the frequency of delivery that you previously selected. By going to ‘My Account’ and selecting ‘Autoshipments’ you can verify the ‘Next Processing Date’ associated to your current orders. If your credit card cannot be processed, you will receive a notification via email. Blu offers free shipping through UPS MAIL and USPS. We also offer free UPS Ground shipping for orders totaling $100 or more.
For more information or help concerning the auto ship service, please contact a member of our blu® Customer Service team or ask for help via the Live Chat.
Why people start vaping may vary from person to person. There isn’t just one main reason someone decides to pick up vaping, as vaping seems to satisfy different needs. Check out our top five reasons to start vaping.
While some people start vaping to join a community, others use it as a way to relax. Many people find the act of inhaling and exhaling relaxing, which is basically what you do when you vape. Another reason people find vaping relaxing is because of the different flavors. Some of the flavors are inspired by soothing ingredients such as vanilla and menthol.
Some people start vaping because they are attracted to the growing vaping communities popping up across the globe. There are large vape meets at bars, vape shops or other places where vapers unite and inhale together. Of course, you don’t have to, but when you start vaping you are welcomed into a large community of vapers. Within the community tips and gadgets are exchanged and it’s seen as a way to make new friends.
When you vape you can choose what you put into your device and what you inhale. You can make decisions about the nicotine concentration in your liquids. If you don’t want any nicotine you can choose liquids with zero percent nicotine. Or choose liquids with a higher percentage, depending on your preference.
Vaping involves e-liquids and if you didn’t already know: there are a whole lot of flavors to try out. From fruity Berry Cobler to Mint Chocolate and Caramel Café, the sky is the limit. It’s an easy way to experience all kinds of different flavors and get a taste of a wide variety of fruits. But don’t forget; it’s also very good to eat the actual fruits.
For some people vaping is more of a hobby than anything else. Just like some people can be crazy about cars and need to know everything there is to know about them, some people do the same with vapes. There are many different devices to collect and each model has its own unique features. Vape hobbyists typically have multiple devices and know exactly how to get the most out of every single one of the vapes. If you take up vaping as a hobby, be sure to check out blu’s Explore Vaping section to familiarize yourself with the basics and more!
E-cigarettes have been around for over a decade, since 2009 blu has been at the forefront. Today they’re used by many people around the world and have become increasingly popular. There are even vape meets, where vape enthusiasts swap new flavors and gadgets. If you’re new to the world of vaping, it might seem confusing, perhaps even a tad overwhelming with all those different terms. To get you up to speed, here are five things to know before you start.
In essence an e-cigarette is an electronic device that heats a flavored liquid containing nicotine and some other ingredients. The heating process creates vapor, which is inhaled by the vaper.
A lot of people don’t know that there are different types of devices. They come in a number of forms and models and to be refilled some require liquids and others require cartridges/tanks. Vapes that require an e-liquid are called Open System e-cigarettes and our blu PRO™ Kit is an example of this type of vape. The myblu™ Kit, on the other hand, require cartridges/tanks and are called Closed System e-cigarettes.
Apart from the closed and open system e-cigarettes also more advanced devices are available, called Mods, APVs or Box Mods. These vapes often feature some kind of modification to the size of the cartridge/tank or battery power in order to adjust to the vaper’s personal taste. Some require the vaper to drip e-liquid onto a heating mechanism and don’t make use of a cartridge/tank at all. They are called DripTips. These advanced devices are not sold by blu and should only be used by advanced vapes.
Blu has strict quality control standards to ensure only the best possible devices. This is what makes the blu range better than other electronic cigarettes. You’ll also find industry-exclusive packs within the collection, such as the blu PLUS+™ Recharge Kit. This kit contains a pack which allows you to charge your batteries on the go, while storing additional flavor cartridges/tanks and spare batteries.
Vaping is essentially inhaling vapor, but before you get started you should first familiarize yourself with your device. As we’ve learned that are different devices that work in slightly different ways. To vape with our myblu device, for example, all you have to do is click in a liquidpod, vape and repeat.
Don’t go all out with your fist inhale, as it is recommended to start with a few primer puffs. These are short puffs where no vapor is inhaled, that increase the vapor production and help improve the flavor.
Once you’re finished with your primer puffs it’s time to get down to business. There are different vaping techniques you can try and most vapers belong to one of two categories: inhalers and mouth holders. Inhalers inhale the vapor directly into the lungs, which tends to create a stronger sensation. Mouth holders don’t inhale the vapor directly into their lungs, but first hold it in their mouth for a while. Some mouth holders even exhale before inhaling the vapor into the lungs. In general, you will get a better flavor sensation with mouth holding.
For more on this, visit our How to Vape page section
The battery is an essential part of a vape and should be properly cared for. To keep the battery working properly it is important to clean it on a regular basis. If you carry your device around in your pocket or bag it regularly gets exposed to dust and dirt. The terminal is the most important part of the battery and is also the only exposed part of the device. Cleaning the battery regularly ensures that you don’t force dirt into the device which can cause the vape to malfunction. To clean the battery, hold a cotton bud like a pencil and swirl the tip around the terminal to remove dirt. Also make sure that the inner walls of the terminal are dirt-free.
As you use the vape, the battery will of course drain until it’s empty and the devices stops working. To get the most out of your vape, it’s important to keep the battery charged. As the battery drains, the vapor produced will also weaken, which could lead to a lower dispersion rate of nicotine.
Another reason to keep your battery charged is to keep it performing the way it should. Most e-cigarettes use lithium-ion batteries. This type of battery likes to stay charged and may lose the ability to hold the maximum charge if you tend to let it drain to zero percent. On the other hand, overcharging the device will also cause performance to decline.
Apart from the battery, it’s also important to keep the rest of the device clean to keep it working properly. A paper towel and some water can save you a lot of headaches. One of the important components to keep clean is the clearomizer. This is the section of an e-cigarette where the e-liquid is stored and converted into vapor. If you don’t clean the clearomizer regularly, you might find a residual build-up of e-liquid that can lead to leaking. Take the device apart before cleaning to make sure the battery doesn’t get wet. Pour some water into the clearomizer, cover the top, and shake it for a few seconds. Then pour out the water and wipe it down thoroughly. If you’re not too keen on cleaning, it’s also a good idea to buy a second clearomizer and simply swap them out.
The mouth piece is another component you’ll want to keep clean. Simply because most people don’t like the taste of lint or debris in their mouth and would rather taste the flavor instead.
Storage is also an important part of keeping your device in top shape. Storing your e-cigarette on its side or upside down could cause it to leak, which will of course deplete your e-liquid. It’s best to store the device upright. Vapes also don’t do well in direct sunlight or extreme heat for long periods of time. You might like tanning but remember to store your device out of the clutches of the sun and at room temperature. The same goes for e-liquid. Exposure to direct sunlight over a long period of time could change the taste.
One of the most important questions vapers face in everyday life is: will my e-cigarette set off a smoke detector? It’s not an easy question to answer. After all, e-cigs produce vapor not smoke, so in theory, an e-cigarette won’t set off a smoke detector because there’s nothing to detect. As a general rule, that is indeed correct, but it’s not always as simple as that.
There are three commonly used smoke detectors available, and the likelihood of vapor being detected as smoke by them depends on which kind is being used.
The least commonly used, and the one that poses fewest problems for vapers is the Heat Alarm, which is used mostly in kitchens and triggers based on the level of heat it detects and not the amount of smoke. As there are no problems with the heat produced when vapers vape, there should be no problem using an e-cig around this kind of alarm.
Ionization-based smoke detectors work around a small amount of radioactive material that sits between two electrically-charged plates. This ionizes the air within the device and generates a current that smoke particles break, thus triggering the alarm.
As this kind of detector works on a particle level, it can be very sensitive to changes in your environment. With e-cigs producing vapor and not smoke (and therefore different kinds of particles), they shouldn’t often set off ionization-based detectors, but they have been known to.
The final kind of smoke detector is the most common and the most likely to be triggered by an e-cigarette. Photoelectric detectors use optical light beams to detect smoke in their vicinity. If there’s enough smoke surrounding the detector, the light beam is broken and the alarm is triggered.
There’s less risk of this happening with vapor than there is with smoke, but it’s still possible. If there’s enough vapor present to break the beam, the alarm will trigger, regardless of the fact that smoke is not present.
There’s no firm rule for using e-cigs around smoke detectors. Some detectors may be triggered, some may not. The best thing to do is judge each circumstance on its own merits. If you produce a lot of vapor and you’re in very close vicinity to a smoke detector in a crowded or sensitive area, it’s best to not vape. This way you remove the likelihood of triggering the alarm and causing problems for yourself and those around you.
If on the other hand, you’re in your own home, the home of a family member or friend, or you’re a significant distance away from a smoke detector, blowing your vapor away from it, there should be no problem. You’re cutting the risk of triggering the detector by keeping vapor away from it, and even if it does go off, you’re in a controllable environment.
As always though, if you’re in an area that strictly prohibits the use of an e-cig, follow the rules and do not vape.