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Airline pilot with e-cigaretteSince smoking has been banned in many public areas around the country, vaping is misunderstood by many with regards to health and safety. 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 the many cities and airports where you can ‘light up’ without the worry of receiving a fine.


The one place you DO NOT want to 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 banned both indoors and outdoors. Light up on the beach, and you’ll be fined.


The good news is, there are still many places in the U.S. where vaping is allowed. At the top of the list is vape friendly Seattle, Washington. Long known as one of the greenest cities in America, Seattle has numerous vape shops and venues designed for the vape connoisseur. Most restaurants, nightclubs, and coffee houses also allow vaping. Vaping is even allowed in public so you don’t have to worry about lighting up at the local park.


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.


Other airports that are vape-friendly are:

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

Some airports provide “designated areas” for vaping very similar to no smoking rules. Ask before lighting up. Look for signage. 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

New York airports are not on the list. 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 any time soon. Public vaping is also not allowed in Canada (effective January 1, 2016).


There you have it – vaping in a nutshell for travelers. 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