Nicotine

Where Does Nicotine Come From?

August 13, 2018

When post people hear the word “nicotine”, there is almost an immediately tie-in to tobacco cigarettes, which gives the substance a bad name. It’s no secret that cigarettes are bad for you, but is nicotine just as dangerous? How do they get so much nicotine in cigarettes? Does nicotine naturally occur in tobacco, or is it added by cigarette manufacturers? How does nicotine get into e-liquid form?

What is Nicotine? Where Did it Come From?

What is Nicotine and Where Did it Come From?

First and foremost: Is nicotine naturally in tobacco? Nicotine is an alkaloid that is found in tobacco and other members of the nightshade family, including eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. Humans have been consuming nicotine for thousands of years. Tobacco cultivation began in the Americans around 6,000 B.C. People were most likely smoking or chewing it. Even Christopher Columbus received a gift of dried tobacco leaves upon his arrival in the Bahamas. He brought tobacco leaves and seeds back to Europe.

How Has Nicotine Changed?

How Has Nicotine Evolved?

Nicotine was named for Jean Nicot de Villemain, the French diplomat responsible for introducing tobacco to the Queen of France. The Queen used it to treat her headaches! Tobacco was once thought to have medicinal qualities; however, as far back as the 17th century, doctors discovered correlations between tobacco use and diseases, like cancer. Around the same time, over 25,000,000 pounds of tobacco was being cultivated annually in the Jamestown colony alone, making it the number one export of the American colonies.

Consuming nicotine alone is not thought to be the cause of smoking-related health problems. There are other chemicals in tobacco, and even more in cigarettes, that are known carcinogens. Using nicotine in cigarettes was once thought to be the chief driver of tobacco dependency, yet new evidence suggests that those other chemicals play a larger role in addiction.

Recent studies have discovered that nicotine by itself may actually have medicinal benefits. Researchers around the world are experimenting successfully with using nicotine to treat depression, Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s.

How is Nicotine Used Today?

How is Nicotine Used Today?

Most people still get their nicotine in cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco. Nicotine is also found in nicotine patches and some e-liquids. So where does nicotine come from in nicotine replacement therapies? It is usually extracted from tobacco, but it is also manufactured synthetically. The idea behind nicotine replacement is that it helps with the withdrawal effects of tobacco. We know that cigarette addiction has multiple facets, which is why e-cigarettes were developed in the first place: to closely mimic the process of smoking, without the same risks.

If you’re considering taking up vaping to replace smoking, you first need to decide whether or not you want an e-liquid that contains nicotine. Some smokers find that they don’t need the nicotine because the act of vaping itself satisfies their urges. If you do decide to go the nicotine route, you must choose a nicotine strength, which should depend on how many cigarettes you smoke every day.

It is important to note that the effects of nicotine differ depending on the delivery method. Research suggests that vapers take in less nicotine than smokers per puff. In part 2 of this series, we’ll take a look at how much nicotine is in cigarettes to find out how much nicotine smokers are consuming.

Which NFL Stadiums Allow Electronic Cigarettes?

August 6, 2018

For sports fans across America, attending a NFL game at their favorite team’s stadium is a rite of passage into “fandom.” With the NFL season ready to kickoff soon, the White Cloud team huddled up to put together a playbook that outlines all 31 of the league’s stadiums rules on electronic cigarette and tobacco use.

Due to the multi-use nature of stadiums that NFL teams play in, the rules and regulations on electronic cigarette use tend to be much stricter than the stadiums and arenas of other professional sports leagues. However, feel free to vape it up during your parking lot tailgate, but be sure to check out the stadium’s policies before heading through the turnstiles to root on your favorite NFL team to victory!

Check out the list below to see which stadiums still allow vapers to grab a few puffs between quarters, and which stadiums do not.

 

Vaping/Smoking Policies of NFL Stadiums


Use these quick links below to scroll down to your desired team’s stadium.

Washington Redskins


Arizona Cardinals

University of Phoenix Stadium

Website: https://www.azcardinals.com/stadium/
Phone: (623) 433-7101

E-cigarettes and vaporizer pens are not permitted inside the University of Phoenix Stadium. Fans that are found using a vapor device inside the stadium are subject to ejection. The University of Phoenix Stadium has three designated smoking areas outside of the stadium, one located outside of Gate 2, one outside of Section 102, and one outside of Section 137. Fans seated in the Club level, Loft corridor, and Terrace level can use e-cigarettes in designated smoking areas on the North exit ramp.

Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Website: http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/
Phone: (407) 341-5000

E-Cigarettes and vaporizers are prohibited in all areas of the stadium. Mercedes-Benz Stadium takes this very seriously, and wrote it in ALL CAPS on their website. Guests found to be in violation of this policy are subject to ejection.

Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium

Website: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/stadium/
Phone: (410) 261-7283

Electronic cigarettes are not permitted anywhere inside of M&T Bank Stadium. Guests who wish to use their electronic cigarettes must follow the same guidelines as cigarette smokers and use one of the designated smoking areas outside of the stadium. There are 4 designated areas outside Gates A, B, C, and D where guests may use tobacco products. Guests who are found using e-cigarettes inside of the stadium are subject to ejection with no refund.

Buffalo Bills

New Era Field

Website: https://www.buffalobills.com/stadium/
Phone: (877) 228-4257

Electronic cigarettes are prhibited inside all areas of New Era Field. There are no designated smoking areas within the stadium, and re-entry is not permitted. Guests who fail to comply with the stadium’s no-smoking policy are subject to ejection and loss of ticket privileges.

Carolina Panthers

Bank of America Stadium

Website: https://www.panthers.com/stadium/
Phone: (704) 358-7000

E-cigarette use is prohibited throughout all of Bank of America Stadium. The facility is 100% smoke-free and includes all public concourses, seating areas, suites, and club-level areas.

Chicago Bears

Soldier Field

Website: https://soldierfield.net/
Phone: (847) 615-2327

Soldier Field prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere inside of the facility under the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. There are no designated smoking areas within Soldier Field, and re-entry is prohibited.

Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium

Website: https://www.bengals.com/stadium/
Phone: (513) 621-8383

E-Cigarettes are not permitted in the seating bowl at Paul Brown Stadium. The entire stadium is a smoke-free facility. Guests who fail to comply with the stadium’s no smoking policy are subject to ejection from Paul Brown Stadium.

Cleveland Browns

First Energy Stadium

Website: http://firstenergystadium.com/
Phone: (440) 824-3362

Electronic Cigarette use is prohibited inside of First Energy Stadium in compliance with Chapter 3794 of the Ohio Revised Code. The stadium provides e-cig users with designed areas outside any of the North Gates on the 100 level, including the CREE Gate by Section 124, the NE Lake Club Gate by Section 130, the NW Lake Club Gate by Section 137, and the NW Gate by Section 144.

Dallas Cowboys

AT&T Stadium

Website: http://attstadium.com/
Phone: (817) 892-4161

The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in all areas of AT&T Stadium. The stadium provides guests with designated areas outside of the stadium where smoking and vaping is allowed, they can be found in the Miller Lite and AT&T Plazas, and for Club and Suite guests, outside Entries A, E, F, and K. Violators of AT&T Stadium’s policy may be ejected from the stadium.

Denver Broncos

Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Website: http://www.sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com/
Phone: (720) 258-3333

E-cigarettes use is strictly prohibited inside of Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The entire facility is a designated non-smoking area. Guests found using e-cigarettes within the stadium will be ejected from the grounds with no re-entry or refund.

Detroit Lions

Ford Field

Website: https://www.fordfield.com/
Phone: (313) 262-2222

Electronic cigarettes are not permitted inside of Ford Field. If guests would like to use their e-cig, they must use one of the designated outdoor smoking areas, found at Gate D, near Section 128/129, or Gate A, near Section 100.

Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Field

Website: https://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/
Phone: (920) 569-7502

As required by Wisconsin State Law, Lambeau Field is a completely smoke-free facility, which includes prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes. There are no designated smoking areas within Lambeau Field, and re-entry is not permitted for tobacco use. Guests who do not comply to the stadium policy may be ejected and subject to a fine.

Houston Texans

NRG Stadium

Website: http://nrgstadium.com/
Phone: (832) 667-1400

The use of e-cigarettes is not permitted inside of NRG Stadium. Guests who wish to use an electronic cigarette device are permitted to use designated smoking areas located on all four sides of the field on the Field Level, as well as in each corner of the Upper Level.

Indianapolis Colts

Lucas Oil Stadium

Website: https://www.colts.com/stadium/
Phone: (317) 297-7000

As per Indianapolis city ordinance, electronic cigarette use is not permitted inside of Lucas Oil Stadium. Guests who would like to use their e-cig can exit and re-enter through any gate, and must be at least 10 feet away from doors.

Jacksonville Jaguars

TIAA Bank Field

Website: https://www.jaguars.com/stadium/
Phone: (904) 633-2000

While electronic cigarette use is prohibited in all seating areas, concourses, and public covered areas of TIAA Bank Field, fans do not need to exit the stadium to enjoy their vapor devices. E-cig use is permitted only in the uncovered areas on the ground Plaza level. Fans who fail to comply with the policy will receive a warning, and if subsequently violate the policy again, will be subject to ejection from TIAA Bank Field.

Kansas City Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium

Website: https://www.chiefs.com/stadium/
Phone: (816) 920-4237

Arrowhead Stadium has designated areas outside of each of the four spiral entrances where guests can use their electronic cigarettes, as well as at the Upper Level Sideline bar locations. Guests are found to be using e-cigarettes inside of the stadium are subject to ejection from Arrowhead Stadium, and risk the revocation of future tickets.

Los Angeles Chargers

Stubhub Center

Website: http://www.stubhubcenter.com/
Phone: (310) 630-2000

E-cigarette use is strictly prohibited anywhere inside of the StubHub Center. Guests may use their electronic cigarettes in the designated smoking area, located outside the Southeast Vehicle gate, near Section 136.

Los Angeles Rams

Memorial Coliseum

Website: https://www.lacoliseum.com/
Phone: (213) 747-7111

The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in all areas of the Coliseum. Guests who violate the stadium’s policy are subject to ejection and possible fines.

Miami Dolphins

Hard Rock Stadium

Website: https://hardrockstadium.com/
Phone: (305) 943-8000

E-cigarettes are prohibited in the seating bowl, concourse, and other non-designated areas of Hard Rock Stadium. The stadium has designated portions of the helix ramps of the 100, 200, and 300 levels for smoking and electronic cigarette use.

Minnesota Vikings

U.S. Bank Stadium

Website: https://www.usbankstadium.com/
Phone: (612) 777-8700

U.S. Bank Stadium is a completely smoke-free facility, which prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes inside or outside(within the security perimeter) of the stadium at any time. U.S. Bank Stadium does not allow re-entry.

New England Patriots

Gillette Stadium

Website: https://www.gillettestadium.com/
Phone: (508) 543-8200

Electronic cigarette use is prohibited everywhere inside of Gillette Stadium. The stadium policies also do not allow re-entry.

New Orleans Saints

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Website: http://www.mbsuperdome.com/
Phone: (504) 587-3822

Inhaling electronic cigarettes is not permitted anywhere inside of the Superdome. Guests may use e-cigarettes in designated smoking sections located outside of Gates B, D, and F, along with the Gate H Plaza level exterior. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome does not permit re-entry.

New York Giants

MetLife Stadium

Website: https://www.metlifestadium.com/
Phone: (201) 559-1515

As per New Jersey State law, MetLife Stadium is a completely smoke-free facility. Guests may use electronic cigarettes in the designated smoking area, located along the fence line of the Plaza Level.

New York Jets

MetLife Stadium

Website: https://www.metlifestadium.com/
Phone: (201) 559-1515

As per New Jersey State law, MetLife Stadium is a completely smoke-free facility. Guests may use electronic cigarettes in the designated smoking area, located along the fence line of the Plaza Level.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland Coliseum

Website: https://www.oraclearena.com/
Phone: (510) 569-2121

The Oakland Coliseum has a zero-tolerance policy for any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, being used inside of the stadium. Guests who do not comply with this policy are subject to ejection from the stadium. The Oakland Coliseum does not permit re-entry at any of the gates.

Philadelphia Eagles

Lincoln Financial Field

Website: http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/
Phone: (215) 667-6100

The City of Philadelphia’s local ordinances prohibit the use of tobacco in any sports facility, which explicitly includes electronic cigarettes. Lincoln Financial Field offers guests the ability to use their e-cigarettes in designated smoking areas located at the HeadHouse Plaza, outside the Verizon Wireless Gate near Section 101, outside the South Gate across from Section 113, as well as outside of Club and Suite entry for Club and Suite guests. Fans who violate this policy are subject to ejection from Lincoln Financial Field.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Heinz Field

Website: http://heinzfield.com/
Phone: (412) 697-7150

Electronic cigarette use is not permitted anywhere inside of Heinz Field. The stadium also does not allow for re-entry.

San Francisco 49ers

Levi's Stadium

Website: http://www.levisstadium.com/
Phone: (408) 673-2100

In accordance with the Santa Clara City Ordinance, Levi’s Stadium is a completely smoke-free facility, which includes the use of electronic cigarettes. Depending on the event day and time, Levi’s Stadium may open designated area(s) within the stadium perimeter where tobacco products can be used.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

Website: http://www.centurylinkfield.com/
Phone: (206) 682-2800

Washington State Law prohibits smoking of any kind, including electronic cigarettes, inside all areas of CenturyLink Field. CenturyLink Field does not permit re-entry once the game has begun.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium

Website: http://raymondjamesstadium.com/
Phone: (813) 350-6500

For the 2018 season and forward, Raymond James Stadium has enacted rules that make the entire stadium smoke-free, as well as banning the use of electronic cigarettes. The stadium does not permit re-entry if fans choose to exit the stadium to use tobacco products.

Tennessee Titans

Nissan Stadium

Website: https://www.titansonline.com/stadium/
Phone: (615) 565-4200

Nissan Stadium has a strict no-smoking policy within the seating areas, as well as in the Suite and Club levels. E-cigarette users are permitted to use their devices in designated smoking sections that can be found at each corner of Nissan Stadium on the ramps. Club level guests may use e-cigarettes on the designed Club verandas at Section 237 and 210. There is an additional smoking section located behind the South End Zone scoreboard.

Washington Redskins

FedEx Field

Website: https://www.redskins.com/stadium/
Phone: (301) 276-6100

Guests attending a game at FedEx field are prohibited from using electronic cigarettes in the seating areas, concourses, tunnels, and restrooms. Designated smoking sections are available for guests at Gate A and Gate E.

Score a Touchdown with White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Happy Travels With White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Planning a trip to a new NFL stadium includes learning where you can enjoy your e-cigs, then stocking up on the essentials. All of White Cloud’s e-cigarettes come in a pocket-friendly design to make transporting your e-cig a breeze, while our disposable Fling e-cigs are perfect for the football fan/vapers on-the-go, as they come prepackaged with no need to worry about packing chargers and extra batteries. If you absolutely cannot sit through a football game without being able to take a puff or two on your vape, our Invisi-Vapor e-cig cartridges offer the most discreet vaping experience possible.

Quitting Tobacco? Smokers Flu

Quitting Tobacco & The “Smokers’ Flu”

August 4, 2018

Giving up tobacco is one of the best things smokers can do for their health, but quitting smoking can be a literally painful process. Aside from overcoming cigarette cravings, many recovering tobacco users experience the dreaded “smokers’ flu.” What’s worse, nicotine withdrawal can also cause anxiety, insomnia and mood swings, which leads many people right back into their addiction. Below is a guide to surviving the many obstacles that come with quitting tobacco.

From Smoking to Vaping: Overcoming the Smokers’ Flu

“When am I going to feel better?” We hear this question from customers all the time. It’s a fair question – most folks in our e-cig community are former tobacco users. Quitting tobacco cigarettes makes you feel a lot worse before you feel a lot better, and it’s one of the reasons why so many people continue smoking.

Worst-Case Quit Symptoms of “Smokers’ Flu”

Flu Symptoms

In the long run, you’ll breath much easier after quitting smoking, but expect to feel worse before you feel better. Symptoms of tobacco withdrawal can include:

  • Acne
  • Chest and nasal congestion
  • Cough
  • Digestive issues
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Sore throat

(We’re not doctors. If you are concerned with any discomfort you experience after quitting smoking, be sure to visit a medical professional.)

It’s Not the Flu – It Just Feels Like It

Many smokers are used to periodic coughing and congestion, but the everyday side effects of smoking become harsher as your body adjusts to an influx of fresh oxygen. If you’re a long time tobacco user, suddenly quitting smoking can cause you to develop flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, congestion and even acne outbreaks. Smokers flu is not an illness that requires treatment; it’s just your body healing itself from the damage caused by tar and other chemicals in tobacco cigarettes.

How Long Does It Last?

Headache Symptoms

Some ex-smokers experience mild symptoms for a few days while others continue to feel ill for over a month. After the first week, most people find that their cigarette cravings decrease in intensity while their flu symptoms get worse. If you don’t start feeling gradually better after two weeks, or if you develop a fever at any time, check with a doctor to rule out other health issues.

Can Vaping Prevent Flu Symptoms?

Unfortunately, people who transition from smoking to vaping are not exempt from flu-like symptoms. Since many ex-smokers get sick after trading tobacco for vaping, some people erroneously believe that e-cigarettes cause flu symptoms, but this is not the case. While vaping can help curb nicotine cravings, it will not alleviate the physical pains of tobacco withdrawal. That said, you can transition from smoking to vaping gradually so that your symptoms aren’t as severe.

Although vaping will not help your flu symptoms, e-cigs can alleviate the psychological side effects of smoking cessation such as irritability and anxiety. In addition to mimicking the physical act of smoking, e-cigs satiate tobacco cravings by delivering nicotine much like smoking aids such as nicotine patches and gums do.

Tobacco Withdrawal verses Nicotine Withdrawal

Nicotine is a stimulant found naturally in the tobacco plant, but it can also be produced synthetically. Nicotine stimulates serotonin and dopamine, two chemicals in the brain associated with pleasure, which is why smoking helps some people feel relaxed. Nicotine isn’t necessarily a “bad” drug; in fact, it has some therapeutic qualities. Small doses of the substance can provide a short term memory boost, and studies suggest that nicotine may be beneficial for neurological illnesses like Parkinson’s disease.

Since smokers are used to consuming an excess of nicotine, they experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms when they try to suddenly stop. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are separate from smokers flu and may include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Intense cigarette cravings
  • Irritability
  • Trouble concentrating

Since nicotine doesn’t stay in the body for long before it starts breaking down, heavy smokers may start feeling the effects of nicotine withdrawal within half-an-hour of their last cigarette. After 3-5 days with no nicotine, these symptoms should start to improve.

Tips to Tackle the Smokers’ Flu

In the end, no matter how bad your symptoms become, you know it’s the storm before the calm of no more tobacco. You probably won’t experience all of the side effects, but consider this a worst-case scenario and be prepared. If you feel you may be coming down with the Smokers’ Flu, here are a few tips to help speed up the process:

  • E-Cigs vs. Dehydration: Hydration is KeyStay Hydrated: Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol. Vaping can actually cause dry mouth, so you should always make an effort to stay extra hydrated when you vape. Some warm tea with honey may help alleviate your sore throat.
  • Healthy FoodsEat Healthy: TYour body needs fuel to repair itself. It’s natural to crave comfort foods like ice cream and other fatty or sugary snacks when you’re not feeling well, but a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains can speed up your recovery.
  • RestingRest and Exercise: Don’t run a marathon, but don’t spend all day in bed either. Some light aerobic exercise, such as a short stroll through the park, can vastly improve your lung functioning.
  • Exercise to Combat Smoker's FluChoose the Right Nicotine Strength: To successfully transition from smoking to vaping, be sure to choose an e-liquid with enough nicotine to satisfy your cravings. For help selecting the best nicotine level based on how much you currently smoke, see What Electronic Cigarette Strength Is Right For You?
  • Smoker's Flu and Fresh AirJoin a Support Group: There are hundreds of Facebook groups and other online communities for people trying to quit smoking. If you want to become more active in the vaping community, get involved with a group like CASAA.

Vaping vs Smoking: Is One Really Better Than the Other?

Over a decade of research on e-cigs has revealed that vaping is about 95 percent safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes. In early 2018, the American Cancer Society even came out in support of vaping as a safer alternative to smoking. Continued research is necessary to measure the long-term impact of using e-cigs, but all evidence indicates that switching from smoking to vaping can greatly lower your risk of getting cancer, emphysema and other smoking related illnesses.

While nicotine isn’t the only addictive substance in tobacco smoke, vaping an e-liquid that contains nicotine can help prevent the withdrawal symptoms described above. Vaping won’t stop you from feeling bad, but it can help you maintain sanity until you feel better.

The Long Term Benefits of Quitting Smoking

When you’re feeling bad and find yourself craving a cigarette, just remember that smoking increases your chances of getting actual influenza and other respiratory illnesses. You will feel better than you have in a long time after your flu symptoms subside. Until then, keep your e-cig nearby and give yourself a pat on the back for beating your tobacco addiction.

Tell us about your experience with quitting tobacco or switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes. Did you get the so-called Smokers’ Flu? Or did you spend a few days in bed, cursing the world?

Airport Smoking Areas

Which Airports Allow Electronic Cigarettes Indoors?

August 1, 2018

 

Nothing is worse than waking up early to catch a flight and rushing through security, only to find out the only smoking section isn’t in your terminal . Finding an airport that allows electronic cigarettes indoors is quite a rarity (trust us, we’ve looked!), but following the local rules and regulations of an airport or airline while traveling will ensure that your travels go smoothly.

While national laws are in the works, the only hard-and-fast rules about traveling with electronic cigarettes for now are you cannot use them during a flight, and the TSA requires batteries to not be packed in checked baggage. Before heading out on your next flight, check out our resources below to familiarize yourself with the rules of each individual airport to learn if and where you can satisfy your nicotine cravings while waiting for a flight.

Smoking/Vaping Laws of Busiest Airports Across the US


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Alabama

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Website: http://www.flybirmingham.com/
Phone: (205) 599-0500

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside of the terminals. There are no smoking areas inside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Alaska

Ted Stevens-Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

Website: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/anc/
Phone: (907) 266-2526

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a non-smoking facility, as such, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the terminal buildings. Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas on the commercial curb of the South Terminal and North Terminal.

Arizona

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Website: https://www.skyharbor.com/
Phone: (602) 273-3300

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is subject to Arizona law when it comes to indoor smoking. While smoking tobacco products in public places is prohibited in Arizona, the use of e-cigarettes is not. However, we do encourage Airport visitors to use the designated outdoor smoking areas when using e-cigarettes.

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Website: https://www.flytucson.com/
Phone: (502) 573-8100

Designated smoking areas are outside the east and west entrances of the terminal on both the ticketing and lower levels. Smoking or vaping of any type, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere inside the terminal buildings of Tucson International Airport.

California

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Website: http://www.lawa.org/
Phone: (855) 463-5252

Smoking permitted outside of terminals in designated areas. E-Cigarette use is not permitted inside of Los Angeles International Airport. The Tom Bradley International Terminal has a small outdoor smoking section, located behind umami Burger.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Website: http://www.oaklandairport.com/
Phone:(510) 563-3300

Oakland International Airport does have designated smoking/vaping areas, one each outside Terminals 1 and 2. There is no distinction between smoking and vaping, and both are prohibited while inside the terminals.

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Website: https://www.flyontario.com/
Phone: (909) 937-2700

No E-Cigarettes permitted in Ontario International Airport. Terminal 2 (Gate 211) & 4 (Gate 402) have designated smoking areas.

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Website: http://www.san.org/
Phone: (619) 400-2404

San Diego International Airport is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted outside of the terminal buildings. California law prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all entrances to public buildings. For your convenience, ashtrays are located in the vicinity where smoking is permitted.

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Website: http://www.flysanjose.com/
Phone: (408) 392-3600

All smoking is prohibited within San Jose International Airport. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor public areas, 25 feet from any building entrance.

John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)

Website: http://www.ocair.com/
Phone: (949) 252-5200

Smoking is prohibited within 20’ of all terminal doors, inside the terminal building, and is prohibited on the commercial ramp and in baggage make-up/break areas. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas of John Wayne Orange County Airport.

Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Website: http://www.sacramento.aero/smf/
Phone: (916) 929-5411

Smoking is prohibited inside or within 25 feet of any doorway leading to Sacramento International Airport. The same rules apply to electronic cigarettes.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Website: https://www.flysfo.com/
Phone: (650) 821-8211

Smoking, and use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in all public areas of San Francisco International Airport terminal buildings. The public areas of San Francisco International Airport terminal buildings include all enclosed areas of the buildings to which members of the general public have access. Such areas include, by way of example only, terminal lobbies, baggage claim areas, restaurants, restrooms open to the public, stairways, hallways, escalators, moving walkways, and elevators. Smoking, and use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in public curbside areas outside of and adjacent to Airport terminal buildings except in specifically designated areas. Designated smoking areas are located outside and at a minimum of 20’ from the building entrances. Smoking, and use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in the Airport’s designated ground transportation zones at the terminals, Rental Car Center, and Long Term Parking Garage, and at the ground transportation staging lots, including the taxicab staging lots, except in specifically designated areas.

Colorado

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Website: https://www.flydenver.com/
Phone: (303) 342-2000

Denver International Airport’s policy requires e-cigarettes to be treated the same as regular cigarettes and are not allowed to be used in no smoking areas and on aircraft. Airlines may have additional policies about the transportation of e-cigarettes.

Connecticut

Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Website: http://www.bradleyairport.com/
Phone: (860) 292-2000

The use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is prohibited inside the terminals at Bradley International Airport.

Florida

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

Website: http://www.broward.org/airport/
Phone: (954) 359-1200

Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s policy for e-cigarettes is the same as for cigarettes. The County Ordinance was changed several years ago to treat them equally. They may only be used in designated smoking areas outside the terminals.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

Website: http://www.flyjacksonville.com/
Phone: (904) 741-4902

The use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is prohibited inside the terminals at Jacksonville International Airport.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Website: http://www.miami-airport.com/
Phone: (305) 876-7000

E-cigarette use is not permitted within the terminals at Miami International Airport. There is a smoking area past security, attached to the TGI Fridays.

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Website: https://www.orlandoairports.net/
Phone: (407) 825-2001

Orlando International Airport is completely smoke-free and does not permit the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Website: http://www.pbia.org/
Phone: (561) 471-7400

The use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is prohibited inside of Palm Beach International Airport.

St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE)

Website: http://www.fly2pie.com/
Phone: (727) 453-7800

The use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is prohibited inside of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Website: http://www.tampaairport.com/
Phone: (813) 870-8700

Tampa International Airport is completely smoke-free indoors. Smoking is allowed outside of terminals, and past security on a smoking patio outside of each terminal.

Georgia

Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL)

Website: http://www.atl.com/
Phone: (800) 897-1910

The most-vape friendly airport in the country, Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport unfortunately still requires e-cigarette users to move into one of the smoking areas located within the concourses. Luckily for vapers, there are plenty to choose from: Concourse A-Near Gate A1, Gordon Biersch restaurant. Concourse B-Near Gates 7 and 24. Concourse C-Near Gates 16 and 26. Concourse D-Terrapin Tapestry House. Concourse E-Gates 9, 17, and 29. Concourse F-Mezzanine level in the food court area. Concourse T-Gates 4 and 13.

Hawaii

Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Website: http://airports.hawaii.gov/ito/
Phone: (808) 961-9300

Hilo International Airport is a no smoking facility. Smoking is prohibited from “cabin to curb” at the airport. In addition, smokers must also be at least 20 feet away from any doorway, window or ventilation duct to prevent the spread of second-hand smoke.

Smoking is permitted in the following areas only:

Ground Level – public accessible sidewalk but not within 20 feet of entry ways and Parking lots.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

Website: http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/
Phone: (808) 836-6411

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is a no smoking facility. State Law prohibits smoking from “cabin to curb” at the airport’s Overseas, Interisland and Commuter terminals. In addition, smokers must also be at least 20 feet away from any doorway, window or ventilation duct to prevent the spread of second-hand smoke.

Smoking is permitted in the following areas only:

Overseas Terminal
Ground Level – International Arrivals Building (IAB) median between the IAB and Inter-Island Terminal.
Ground Level – Diamond Head Group Tour Area – Uncovered area.
Ground Level – Ewa Concourse public accessible sidewalk but not within 20 feet of entry ways.
2nd level – Roadway median fronting Ticket Lobbies.
Parking Garage 5th Floor – but not within 20 feet of entryways and elevator/stairwell landings.
Uncovered parking lots.

Interisland Terminal
Ground Level – Makai Group Tour Area between the Interisland Terminal and the International Arrivals Building in the Overseas Terminal and away from curbside pedestrian traffic.
Parking Garage 7th Floor – but not within 20 feet of entryways and elevator/stairwell landings.

Commuter Terminal
Roadway median fronting the Commuter Terminal.
Public parking lot.

Kahului International Airport (OGG)

Website: http://airports.hawaii.gov/ogg/
Phone: (808) 872-3830

Kahului International Airport is a no smoking facility. Smoking is prohibited from cabin to curb. In addition, smokers must also be at least 20 feet away from any doorway, window or ventilation duct to prevent the spread of second-hand smoke. Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot.

Iowa

Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Website: http://www.dsmairport.com/
Phone: (515) 256-5050

Des Moines International Airport’s policies includes e-cigarettes under “smoking.”  Smoking/vaping is not permitted anywhere in the terminal and is only allowed in designated areas outside of terminal.

Idaho

Boise International Airport (BOI)

Website: https://www.iflyboise.com/
Phone: (208) 383-3110

Boise International Airport is completely smoke-free indoors and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Illinois

Chicago-Midway International Airport (MDW)

Website: http://www.flychicago.com/midway/
Phone: (773) 838-0600

Chicago-Midway International Airport has designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminal. Due to the City of Chicago’s Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, smoking and electronic cigarette use is not permitted inside the terminal.

Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Website: http://www.flychicago.com/ohare/
Phone: (800) 832-6352

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport has designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminal. Due to the City of Chicago’s Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, smoking and electronic cigarette use is not permitted inside the terminal.

Indiana

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

Website: https://www.indianapolisairport.com/
Phone: (317) 487-9594

Indianapolis International Airport is completely smoke-free indoors and electronic cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Kentucky

Louisville International Airport (SFD)

Website: http://www.flylouisville.com/
Phone: (502) 367-4636

Completely smoke-free indoors and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors at Louisville International Airport.

Louisiana

Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

Website: http://www.flymsy.com/
Phone: (504) 464-0831

The Louis Armstrong International Airport is owned and operated by the City of New Orleans, so we have to follow the laws of New Orleans, specifically the Smoke Free Ordinance approved in 2015. You can find out more information on the ruling here. Electronic Cigarette use is not permitted inside any of the terminals.

Massachusetts

Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)

Website: http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/
Phone: (800) 235-6426

Boston-Logan International Airport is completely smoke-free inside of terminals. No specific guidelines on e-cigarette use. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminal entrances.

Maryland

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

Website: https://www.bwiairport.com/
Phone: (410) 859-7111

Completely smoke-free indoors and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Smoking allowed in designated smoking areas located outside of terminals.

Maine

Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Website: http://www.flybangor.com/
Phone: (207) 992-4600

Unfortunately, E-Cigs, etc. are not allowed anywhere inside Bangor International Airport. Bangor’s City Smoking Policy prohibits the smoking of any tobacco product and the use of any smokeless or other tobacco product, and applies to employees, customers, vendors, contractors and public visitor’s within the City Of Bangor’s buildings.

Michigan

Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW)

Website: http://www.metroairport.com/
Phone: (734) 247-7678

Detroit-Metropolitan International Airport is completely smoke-free and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Website: https://www.mspairport.com/
Phone: (612) 726-5555

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is completely smoke-free inside of terminals. No specific guidelines on e-cigarette use. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminal entrances.

Missouri

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Website: https://www.flystl.com/
Phone: (314) 426-8000

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is completely smoke-free and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Website: http://flykci.com/
Phone: (816) 243-5237

Kansas City International Airport is completely smoke-free and electronic cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)

Website: http://www.flygpt.com/
Phone: (228) 863-5951

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. There is a filtered smoking area inside of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport that can be accessed once past security.

Jackson International Airport (JAN)

Website: http://www.iflyjackson.com/iflyjackson/
Phone: (601) 939-5631

The terminal is completely smoke-free and electronic cigarette use is not permitted indoors at Jackson International Airport.

North Carolina

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Website: http://www.cltairport.com/
Phone: (704) 359-4013

The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is completely smoke-free, and e-cigarettes are not permitted to be used indoors. Smoking areas are located outside of the terminals, and all smokers must be 100ft away from doorways.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Website: https://www.rdu.com/
Phone: (919) 840-2123

Smoking inside Raleigh-Durham International Airport terminals and all other Airport Authority-owned buildings will be prohibited. The no smoking boundary will extend to outdoor areas surrounding airport facilities. Smoking will be prohibited within 20 feet of airport terminal doorways and within 50 feet of all other Authority-owned buildings. The ban also applies to airport parking structures, observation areas and bus shelters.

Nevada

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Website: https://www.mccarran.com/
Phone: (702) 261-5211

In compliance with Nevada state law, smoking (including vaping) is prohibited at McCarran International Airport, except in the following designated areas:

Google Maps Barneys Lounge | C Gates
Google Maps Bud 29 Track Lounge | T1 Esplanade
Enclosed Gaming Lounges (B, C, D & E Gates)
Outdoors near ticketing & baggage claim

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Website: http://www.renoairport.com/
Phone: (775) 328-6400

Since the new Nevada state law was enacted on December 8, 2006, Reno-Tahoe International Airport does not have any designated smoking areas within the terminal building. The only designated smoking areas are located outside the main doors of the terminal building, just north of the skywalk, and at the north end of baggage claim. Seating and ashtrays are provided.

New York

Albany International Airport (ALB)

Website: http://www.albanyairport.com/
Phone: (518) 242-2200

Smoking is not permitted in the Albany International Airport. Designated smoking areas are provided outside of the terminal.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Website: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html
Phone: (718) 244-4444

John F. Kennedy International Airport is completely smoke-free and e-cigarette use is not permitted inside the terminals. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminals.

LaGuardia International (LGA)

Website: http://laguardiaairport.com/
Phone: (718) 533-3400

LaGuardia International Airport is completely smoke-free and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors. Smoking allowed in designated smoking areas located outside of terminals.

Syracuse International Airport (SYR)

Website: http://www.syrairport.org/
Phone: (315) 454-4330

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside of Syracuse International Airport. There are no smoking facilities inside the terminal.

New Jersey

Newark International Airport (EWR)

Website: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html
Phone: (973) 961-6000

There are no smoking facilities inside of Newark International Airports. Outdoor smoking areas are located at least 50 feet from the terminal entrances.

Ohio

Cincinnati International Airport (CVG)

Website: http://www.cvgairport.com/
Phone: (859) 767-3151

Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is permitted at the Graycliff location in Concourse B. All other areas of Cincinnati International Airport are smoke-free and e-cigarette use is prohibited.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Website: http://www.clevelandairport.com/
Phone: (216) 265-6000

Electronic cigarettes are prohibited at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport by city ordinance.

Oregon

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Website: http://www.flypdx.com/
Phone: (503) 460-4234

The general rule for all of Portland International Airport is that smoking is limited to designated areas. For inside the terminal, that means no smoking, period. In front of the terminal, that means four areas: the far north and the far south ends of the sidewalks adjacent to the upper and the lower roadways.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Website: https://www.phl.org/
Phone: (215) 937-6937

Philadelphia International Airport, which is owned by the City of Philadelphia, bans e-cigarettes inside the terminals. They are included in Philadelphia’s Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection law, which passed in 2014.

The airlines do not permit e-cigs in checked luggage, and cannot be used onboard. Going thru Security, TSA requires batteries to be taken out.

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Website: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/
Phone: (412) 472-3525

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside of Pittsburgh International Airport at extreme ends of the ticket and bagging areas. If caught smoking or vaping near doorways, you will be fined $50. There are no smoking facilities inside the terminal.

South Carolina

Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Website: https://www.iflychs.com/
Phone: (843) 767-7000

Smoking is allowed at Charleston International Airport in designated areas on the center curb outside the terminal building. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited adjacent to any entrance and inside the terminal.

Texas

El Paso International Airport (ELP)

Website: http://www.elpasointernationalairport.com/
Phone: (915) 212-0330

Smoking cigars, cigarettes, and electronic vapor cigarettes are permitted only in the designated smoking areas outside of El Paso International Airport’s terminal buildings. Smoking is not permitted within 20 feet of entrances and exits.

Houston-Hobby International Airport (HOU)

Website: http://www.fly2houston.com/hou/
Phone: (713) 640-3000

Houston-Hobby International Airport is completely smoke-free indoors. Designated smoking areas are located outside of terminals at least 25 feet away from entrances.

Houston-George Bush International Airport (IAH)

Website: http://www.fly2houston.com/iah/
Phone: (281) 230-3100

Houston-George Bush International Airport is completely smoke-free indoors, and does not provide specific guidelines for e-cigarettes. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminals and are at least 25 feet away from entrances.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Website: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/airport
Phone: (512) 530-2242

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport completely smoke-free indoors and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Website: https://www.dfwairport.com/
Phone: (972) 973-3112

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. There are no smoking facilities inside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/sat
Phone: (210) 207-3433

E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used in San Antonio International Airport, but there are designated areas outside the airport.

Tennessee

Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Website: http://www.flymemphis.com/
Phone: (901) 922-8000

Electronic cigarette use is only permitted in designed areas outside of the terminals. There are no smoking facilities inside of Memphis International Airport.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Website: www.flynashville.com
Phone: (615) 275-1675

Smoking and vaping is permitted in Nashville International Airport at two Graycliff Boutique & Lounge (with purchase) locations: on Concourse B near Gate B10 and on Concourse C near Gate C10.

Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Website: https://www.slcairport.com/
Phone: (801) 575-2400

Smoking and vaping (or e-cigarettes) are permitted only in designated areas in front of the terminals at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Virginia

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Website: http://flydulles.com//
Phone: (703) 572-2700

Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside of the terminals, as well as in 4 smoking rooms within Dulles International Airport. They are located at: Concourse B, Gate B37 & B73, Concourse C, Gate C2, and Concourse D, Gate D30. E-Cigarette use is permitted while in the smoking rooms located through the airport.

Reagan International Airport (DCA)

Website: http://www.flyreagan.com/
Phone: (703) 417-8000

Reagan International Airport is completely smoke-free and e-cigarette use is not permitted indoors. Smoking is not allowed within 10 feet of entrances.

Vermont

Burlington International Airport (BTV)

Website: http://www.btv.aero/
Phone: (802) 863-2874

Statewide smoking laws ban smoking in all enclosed public places, so there is no smoking permitted inside of terminals. There is also a state law involving second hand e-cigarette vapor, so those are also not permitted for use inside of Burlington International Airport.

Washington

Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA)

Website: www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/
Phone: (206) 787-5388

Effective September 1, 2009, smoking has been banned entirely from the airport (in accordance with Washington State Law RCW 70.160), and this does include the use of electronic cigarettes. Customers and employees must smoke in either one of the two designated smoking areas located away from the terminal and its entrances.

The only smoking sections at Sea-Tac International Airport are located on the arrivals drive: one at the North end, outside door #26, and the other at the South end, outside door 2.

Wisconsin

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Website: https://www.mitchellairport.com/
Phone: (414) 747-5300

Smoking is only permitted in designed areas outside of the terminals. There are no smoking facilities inside of General Mitchell International Airport.

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American Cancer Society Reverses Stance on E-Cigs

July 25, 2018

The American Cancer Society recently shocked the world by reversing its previously hostile stance toward e-cigarettes. With its new policy position, the ACS joins the growing number of public health organizations that view vaping as a safer alternative to smoking.

The American Cancer Society Endorses Vaping Over Smoking

new statement on the ACS website claims that “some smokers, despite firm clinician advice, will not attempt to quit smoking cigarettes and will not use FDA approved cessation medications.” Therefore, the statement continues, “these individuals should be encouraged to switch to the least harmful form of tobacco product possible.”

Additionally, the ACS “strongly recommends that every effort be made to prevent the initiation of e-cigarettes by youth.” The group also encourages the FDA to “assess whether e-cigarettes help to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality, and the impact of marketing of e-cigarettes on consumer perceptions and behavior.”

The ACS notes that more data is needed about the long term health effects of vaping. so the group could change its position again in the future. While we wait for more research, we already know that smoking is deadly. Consequently, “switching to the exclusive use of e-cigarettes is preferable to continuing to smoke combustible products,” the ACS policy statement concludes.

Shifting Opinions on Vaping

When e-cigs first became popular, many public health groups were skeptical about the value of vaping. Ironically, the first commercial e-cig was invented by a Chinese pharmacist whose father died of lung cancer due to smoking tobacco. The doctor wanted to create a device that satisfied smokers’ intense cravings without the same health risks as smoking. Today, millions of former smokers across the globe are now vapers.

A major turning point came in 2015 when Public Health England published an evidence-based report concluding that vaping is typically 95 percent safer than smoking tobacco. Shortly thereafter, the British Royal College of Physicians began instructing doctors to recommend vaping to their patients who smoke.

Smoking vs. Vaping

While the organization urges the FDA to regulate e-cigs as tobacco products, which is already starting to happen, the ACS proposes differentiating between the relative harms of various tobacco products. Still, some public health advocates criticized the group’s initial statement for not going far enough in explaining the difference between smoking and vaping.

In response, the ACS released a follow-up statement clarifying that combustible tobacco, not nicotine, is the primary culprit behind smoking related deaths and illnesses. According to the American Cancer Society, the process of burning tobacco “yields an estimated 7000 chemicals, including at least 70 carcinogens.”

Nicotine, on the other hand, has demonstrated therapeutic properties. Studies suggest that nicotine may be useful for treating neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Although addictive, nicotine has not been linked to cancer. Given that e-cigs do not burn tobacco, the second statement reiterates that “there is sufficient information to allow the ACS to act now with a clear focus on the primary goal of ending deadly combustible tobacco use.”

The Evolving Debate Over Vaping

The American Cancer Society’s announcement is a major victory for vapers and tobacco harm reduction advocates. Nonetheless, many other public health agencies around the world have continued to vilify vaping as a gateway to smoking despite evidence to the contrary. Sadly, while scientific studies have repeatedly found that vaping is less harmful than smoking, public perception of e-cigs has actually gotten worse thanks to misleading media reports and pro-tobacco propaganda.

The ACS points out that many adults erroneously believe that vaping is “as harmful as combustible tobacco products, and the level of public understanding has deteriorated over time.” The statement points to polls indicating that the number of adults who believe that the health risks of vaping and smoking are “about the same” tripled from 2012 to 2015. “Thus,” the ACS asserts, “public misunderstanding underscores the urgent need for consumer education about the absolute and relative risks posed by different tobacco products and to reinvigorate smokers’ understanding of the importance of quitting combustible tobacco.”