Safe Vaping While Traveling
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Airline pilot with e-cigaretteSmoking has now been banned in many public areas around the country, and vaping is misunderstood by many. Public vaping will change slowly over time, but until then, if you’re traveling and want to vape, you need to know where it’s allowed. We have put together a list of cities and airports where you can legally ‘light up’.


The one place you cannot vape is in Hawaii! Yes, the Aloha State, known for its warm climate, white sandy beaches, and clean fresh air, does not allow public vaping. The residents of Hawaii love their serene, peaceful, and pristine paradise, and they protect it well. Smoking tobacco in public has been banned for years. In fact, the age to purchase tobacco products is now 21. All public vaping is also banned both indoors and outdoors. Light up on the beach, and you’ll hear about it.


Fortunately, there are still many places in the U.S. where vaping is allowed in public. At the top of the list is vape friendly Seattle, Washington. Long known as one of the greenest cities in America, Seattle boasts numerous vape shops and venues. Most restaurants, nightclubs, and coffee houses also allow vaping. You can also vape in parks.


Other vape friendly places are Denver, Tampa, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Austin, and Washington, D.C. Vaping is even allowed in many major airports like Reagan International and Dulles. The news get better and better for vapers around the country, and will surely improve. Make sure to plan ahead when traveling with an up-to-date list.


Here’s a list of a few vape friendly airports:

  • Tampa International
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International
  • Miami, International
  • McCarran International (Las Vegas)
  • Charlotte Douglas International (N. Carolina)



Some airports only allow vaping in “designated areas” similar to no smoking areas. Ask before lighting up. Look for signs. Designated vaping area airports are:  




  • Orlando International
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
  • Seattle-Tacoma International
  • Philadelphia International
  • San Francisco International
  • Los Angeles International
  • Detroit Metropolitan
  • George Bush Intercontinental (Houston)
  • Denver International
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International
  • Chicago Midway International
  • Chicago O’Hare International
  • Denver International



The Clean-Air Act of New York prohibits public vaping of any kind, so you won’t see vaping in public (including airports) in New York any time soon. Airports would like to change the rules, but that’s not likely to happen for now. Public vaping is also not allowed in Canada (effective January 1, 2016).

With tobacco smoking on the decline, and more and more people looking for alternatives, the vaping list is sure to grow.

Most Vape Friendly Cities & Airports USA