Vaping At The Football

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For any vapers who consider themselves football fans, there’s always one question on their mind: can I vape at the stadium? We’ve previously looked at the vaping laws when it comes to baseball and golf, so here we give you all the information you need to enjoy your day at the gridiron.

Before checking out the details for each stadium, we can tell you that there aren’t any stadiums that allow vaping in the stands, but by reading our guide you can make sure that you can plan your trip as necessary. This may mean that you’re able to head outside the stadium or to a specific area of the ground to vape, or that you make sure to do so before coming to the stadium.

Local laws can change frequently so to be absolutely sure of the vaping regulations, check with the stadium before the you go to the game.

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Can I Vape At The NBA?

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With NBA season just around the corner, fans from up and down the country are getting ready to grab tickets to see all the action. But for any vapers looking to watch some of the best the NBA has to offer this coming season, there’ll likely be one question left to answer: can I vape at the NBA?

While there aren’t any teams that allow you to vape inside the arena, there are a lot who make provisions to allow you to vape whilst attending the game. Some have specific vaping areas inside the complex itself, whereas others will let you outside the stadium to vape before re-entering once you’re finished. There are a select few who don’t allow for either of these circumstances, so make sure you prepare in advance and vape before you go inside.

If you want more information on where you can and can’t vape at the NBA, head to your team’s website and check out the information in more detail for yourself.

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US Vaping Laws: A State-By-State Guide

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Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in the USA around 10 years ago, there have been many changes to the legislation governing their use. Here we take a look at the specific vaping laws in each state in order to shed a little light on where you’re allowed to vape.

Some states don’t have any statewide vaping laws in place. However, it’s important to note that local vaping regulations may still be in place. For example, Alaska doesn’t have any statewide vaping laws, but the city of Juneau have vaping legislation that prevent vaping in the workplace. Similarly, even though some states may have statewide vaping regulations, this doesn’t necessarily prevent a local government from passing further vaping laws.

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In addition to this, even if a town or city allows vaping in a certain location, the decision to allow vaping will lie with the business owner. Remember to check with a member of staff before you start vaping in any establishment.

State Where Is Vaping Prohibited?
Alabama No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Alaska No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Arizona No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Arkansas School District Property, State-Supported Higher Education Campuses, Child Care Facilities, Healthcare Facilities and State Fairs
California Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
Colorado School District Property
Connecticut Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
Delaware Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
District of Columbia Restaurants, Bars and Specified Public Places
Florida No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Georgia University System of Georgia Campuses
Hawaii Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars
Idaho No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Illinois State-Supported Higher Education Campuses
Indiana No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Iowa No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Kansas Department of Corrections Property
Kentucky State Executive Branch Properties (excluding specific outdoor areas, colleges and universities)
Louisiana No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Maine Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars
Maryland MARC Commuter Rail System Trains
Massachusetts State-Supported Higher Education Campuses
Michigan No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Minnesota State and Local Government Property
Mississippi No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Missouri No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Montana No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Nebraska No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Nevada No Statewide Vaping Regulations
New Hampshire Public Educational Facilities
New Jersey Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars
New Mexico No Statewide Vaping Regulations
New York No Statewide Vaping Regulations
North Carolina Restaurants and Bars
North Dakota Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
Ohio No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Property
Oregon Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
Pennsylvania No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Rhode Island No Statewide Vaping Regulations
South Carolina No Statewide Vaping Regulations
South Dakota Department of Corrections Property
Tennessee No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Texas Specified Public Places
Utah Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars
Vermont Non-Hospitality Workplaces, Restaurants, Bars and Gambling Facilities
Virginia Virginia Railway Express Trains
Washington No Statewide Vaping Regulations
West Virginia No Statewide Vaping Regulations
Wisconsin State Fairs
Wyoming No Statewide Vaping Regulations

For more information on localized e-cigarette regulations, take a look at this breakdown of e-cigarette laws in local jurisdictions. Alternatively, if you have any other questions about vaping our customer support team is always happy to help with any enquiries.

Vapes Abroad

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Don’t wing it this summer – take a look at our guide to taking your e-cigs on vacation!

Mind The Heat!

You may spend the summer looking for the hottest spots to relax and get your tan on, but make sure you look out for your e-cig! Excessive heat isn’t good for your blu as it may harm both the battery and the e-liquid.

If left out in the heat for too long, the flavor of your e-liquid may change, leaving you with a vape that’s not up to our standards! If left out in the heat for too long, your e-liquid may become a lot runnier than you’d normally expect, and this can affect the way that it’s vaporized.

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Heat can also have an adverse effect on the nicotine in your e-liquid, causing it to break down and lose its potency. It’s worth keeping your e-liquid nice and cool to make sure you get the best vape possible. Some people even like to keep their e-liquid in the refrigerator to make sure it’s as fresh as possible before they start vaping.

If you let your battery heat up too much you might find that your battery won’t hold as much charge as it used to. The heat can affect the cell in your battery, so try to keep it out of the sun. It’s not just direct sunlight that can damage it though, and leaving it in a hot car can also damage the battery. If you’re at the beach, make sure you keep your e-cig under your sun umbrella or in a bag.

Know The Law

Getting the hang of e-cig laws here in the States is easy enough, and as a last resort you can always ask someone if you’re not sure. But what happens if you’re abroad and you don’t speak the language?

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Understanding the local vaping laws is important, as there are actually a lot of places where vaping isn’t allowed. Mexico and Brazil are just two examples of countries where e-cigs are completely banned, and many have specific laws on how large the device can be and whether you can buy e-liquid containing nicotine.

The best thing to do is to do your research before jetting off on vacation, and our guide to Global Vaping Laws is the perfect place to start!

Vapes On A Plane

You can’t use your e-cigs on planes anymore, so grab a vape break before you head to the check-in desk. You’ll also need to put your e-liquid in a suitable container before boarding your flight.

Keep your e-liquid bottles or tanks in a clear plastic bag – usually supplied by the airport – and don’t take more than 3.4 ounces of liquid with you, or you could find it taken off your hands!

Make sure to disconnect your tank from your e-cig battery before take-off, wrap your tank and any spare e-liquid, in paper towels and place in a Ziploc bag before take-off. The change in pressure experienced during flight may cause liquid containers to leak, and this way you’ll stop your e-liquid from getting all over your belongings.

Can I Vape At The Movie Theater?

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Want to unwind after a long week at work? What better way than to get yourself comfortable, devour an XL bucket of popcorn, and escape into two hours of entertainment? But what vapers want to know when they watch a movie is: “can I vape at the movie theater, or should I stay in and stream if I want to vape?”

Movie theaters are split into two sections: the lobby, where you buy your snacks and soda before going into the screens, and the screens themselves. Sadly rules are pretty strict for both. By and large, you cannot vape anywhere within the premises of major movie theaters. If you want to vape, you’ll have to do so outside the building.

Like many public spaces, movie theaters have banned vaping inside their buildings to ensure non-vaping patrons aren’t upset. The potential for this happening is increased at the movie theater, where there’s a risk of vape clouds causing a distraction. If vapers use their e-cigarettes in the screens themselves, the vape clouds could cover the screen, inviting complaints from moviegoers. That’s obviously not a good situation for the theaters, cinemagoers or vapers.

While this isn’t great news for vapers, it shouldn’t stop you heading to your local movie theater to catch the latest release anyway. After all, a visit to the movies is just one part of a night, often accompanied by dinner or a trip to a bar. Just work a vaping session into the overall plan for the night and not being able to vape at the movie theater won’t matter.

If you really want to vape at the movie theater, you may be able to do so in some smaller venues, but it’s highly unlikely. If you’re not sure, check with someone at the theater you’re visiting and they’ll be able to give a firm yes or no.

blu’s Guide To Vaping At Festivals

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Come rain or shine, many people will find themselves spending the summer months miles from home in search of music and fun. But for vapers planning on heading to a festival, there is one important question: can you vape at festivals?

The answer in general is yes, but with the added note that it is usually only allowed in open spaces. If you’re unsure about vaping at the festival you are attending, we’d always recommend getting in touch with the festival organizer. Part of the festival experience is surviving without the comforts of home, so for anyone new to vaping at festivals, we’ve put together a few tips on how to clean and charge your e-cigarettes at a festival.

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Cleaning

Whether it’s dusty or muddy, we can all get a little dirty at festivals, but one thing you need to look after is your e-cig! Wiping down an e-cig as often as possible with a paper towel will help keep it clean. Check the terminal between the Rechargeable Device and the tank or clearomizer to make sure it’s clean too, as your e-cig might stop working if it gets dirty.

Also, remember to wipe down the mouthpiece to make sure you have a tasty vape rather than a mouthful of dust! It’ll also help your e-cig keep producing vapor to the best of its abilities.

When cleaning a blu PRO, we’d recommended disassembling your e-cig before cleaning so that you don’t get any water on your battery. Unscrew the clearomizer from the battery and then unscrew the mouthpiece from the top. Next, carefully pour a small amount of water into the clearomizer until it is about half full before placing your thumb over the top. Shake the clearomizer rigorously for a few seconds before emptying the water. Wipe down the clearomizer thoroughly before reassembling your e-cigarette. This will clear out any residual e-liquid inside your clearomizer.

If cleaning doesn’t appeal to you, you can purchase a second clearomizer and switch between them. This will help ensure you’re still getting a nice vape without repeatedly having to clean your device.

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Charging

Some festivals offer hubs where phones and e-cigarettes can be charged, but make sure to get there early as the queues can fill up pretty fast! If you’re using the blu PLUS+™ Rechargeable Kit, you can recharge your e-cig by putting it in the case. The case can also carry two spare batteries and a USB cable to charge the pack.

To avoid running out of batteries, e-liquid or tanks, vapers can also bring spares. blu® Disposable e-cigs don’t require charging or refilling as they come pre-charged and can be thrown away once finished. Vaping a disposable may the perfect option for festivals!

Traveling With Your E-Cigarettes: Can I Vape On A Train?

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When it comes to mass transit, e-cigarette use is often prohibited. Vaping is currently banned aboard many trains and platforms in the US, as Amtrak has announced that e-cigs can’t be used either on board the train or while you’re waiting on the platform. Furthermore, if the state or local government has banned vaping in public spaces (as is the case in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago), you’ll have to wait until you’re off the train, off the platform, and onto neutral territory – i.e. the street – to use your e-cigarette. The same goes for the rail system across the pond, as signs prohibiting e-cig use popped up in train stations across Great Britain in recent years.

In spite of this, traveling by train is a little easier for vapers as your e-cigarettes won’t draw as much scrutiny before you climb aboard. So unless you’re catching a train to the Great White North, you can take as much e-liquid as you can carry!

If you’re planning to head somewhere new and want to make sure you can stock up if your e-cigarette or e-liquid runs out, take a look at our Store Locator for a list of all the places that sell blu® products.

Traveling With Your E-Cigarettes: Can I Vape On A Cruise?

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For vapers looking to take a cruise, most cruise liners have designated areas where you’ll be allowed to vape. Depending on the ship these areas can be either indoors or outdoors, so don’t assume that just because you’re on deck you’re ok to vape.

Carnival allows vaping in common areas such as its casinos and nightclubs. Royal Caribbean states that you can use e-cigarettes in designated outdoor areas on the starboard side of the ship with the exception of its Oasis-class ships, although it’s worth noting there aren’t any indoor vaping areas. Princess Cruises allows you to vape in your room (although not on the balcony) and in designated areas across the ship. Costa Cruises has a similar policy, as e-cigarettes can be used in your room and in certain areas like the cigar lounge. Vaping regulations tend to vary depending on the company you’re traveling with, so make sure to do plenty of research before you set sail to find the right holiday experience for you.

Before you pack your bags, you’ll want to make sure you’ve planned ahead and taken enough e-liquid to last you the entire trip. There usually aren’t restrictions on liquids in personal luggage on cruise ships, although it’s always best to check with the travel company prior to your trip. You can also check where your ship is due to make port and grab some blu® Liquid or Tank refills when you’re back on dry land.

Traveling With Your E-Cigarettes: Can I Vape On A Plane?

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Unfortunately vaping isn’t allowed on airplanes as it is prohibited aboard both domestic and international flights by federal law. Initially there was some confusion over whether vaping was permitted in airports and aboard planes themselves, as different airlines and airports had different sets of regulations. The rules have changed a lot over the years, not just in regard to vaping but also which devices and e-liquids are allowed on planes.

The rules on vaping inside airports isn’t covered by federal law in the same way, although most airports now have some form of regulation on e-cigarettes. Depending on where you’re departing from, there are some designated areas where you’ll be able to take a quick vape break before flying. The best advice is to check out the airport’s rules before packing your bags.

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It’s important to understand the regulations around e-cigarettes as well as why they’re in place. E-cigarettes are not permitted in checked baggage and must be taken in carry-on bags through security. This means that any e-liquids will need to be placed in a clear plastic bag as is the case with all other liquids taken through security, and this also means that you cannot take any container with more than the limit of 3.4 ounces of liquid inside. Fortunately, all blu® Liquids come in bottles of around 0.35 ounces, so there’s no need to start transferring your e-liquid into smaller containers. Clearomizers can also leak during the flight, so it’s a good idea to empty yours before take-off.

With this in mind, make sure to consider how much e-liquid you’ll need for your trip, as depending on where you’re going, it might be tricky to purchase e-liquid at your intended destination. Some countries may not stock the blu flavors that you use, and furthermore some countries have stricter vaping laws than in the US. For more information, check out our guide on Global Vaping Laws.

Once you’ve been through security, it’s a good idea to wrap your e-cig and e-liquids in a paper towel or place them in a Ziploc bag. This is because the change in pressure experienced as the plane climbs in altitude can cause the liquid to leak. Keep in mind that you aren’t allowed to charge your e-cigarettes during the flight, so if you’re using the blu PLUS+™ Rechargeable Kit, make sure to remove the e-cigs from the case to avoid charging them whilst in the air.

Global Vaping Laws

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Since its inception, vaping has become extremely popular and vapers are found all around the world. However, for vapers looking to travel, there is always one question on their mind: what are the vaping laws in other countries? The laws can vary greatly depending on the country you find yourself in. Here we take a look at the general vaping laws around the world.

These vaping laws are subject to change, so if you’re travelling to one of the countries mentioned here make sure to check if there have been any recent changes to be 100% sure.

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