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Which Airports Allow Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes Indoors?

December 3, 2018

 

Nothing is worse than waking up early to catch a flight and rushing through security, only to find out the only place that allows vaping isn’t in your terminal . Finding an airport that allows electronic cigarettes and vaping 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 use your vape and satisfy your nicotine cravings while waiting for a flight.

Smoking/Vaping Laws of Busiest Airports Across the US


Use these quick links below to scroll down to your desired location.


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.

Happy Travels With White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Happy Travels With White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Preparing for your upcoming trip includes learning where you can enjoy your e-cigs, then stocking up on your favorite products. All of White Cloud’s e-cigarettes come in a pocket-friendly design to make traveling easier, while our disposable Fling e-cigs are perfect for vapers on-the-go as they come prepackaged with no need to worry about packing chargers and extra batteries. And, if you absolutely cannot fathom traveling without being able to enjoy a quick vape, our Invisi-Vapor e-cig cartridges offer the most discreet vaping experience possible.

Holiday E-Liquid Flavors from our Merry Mixologist

November 27, 2018

It’s the holiday season already! That one really snuck up on us! Whether your busy decorating your home, shopping for gifts, or planning the menu for an intricate holiday feast, there’s no arguing that this is certainly the busiest time of the year. At White Cloud HQ, we shifted our focus to creating a different type of holiday menu full of holiday e-liquid flavors inspired by our favorite holiday treats.

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes currently offers 24 flavors of e-liquid, ranging from traditional flavors like Menthol and Regular, to more robust tobacco flavors such as Bora Bora and Cavendish, to fun, fruity flavors including orAngelic and Mango Tango. While there is certainly a flavor for every taste, we decided to step things up to the next level, put on our mixologist hats, and see what types of combinations we could create with our e-liquid flavors.

Holiday E-Liquid Flavor “Mix-Ups”

Here are some of our favorites that you’ll be sure to love during the holiday season!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Cin (20%) + Chocolate (80%)

This classic holiday beverage combines rich and silky hot chocolate with an added kick of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.We skipped out on the intense heat part(we miss you Diablo!), and combined Cin, White Cloud’s Cinnamon e-liquid, with our Chocolate e-liquid, to create a smooth chocolate taste on the inhale, followed by a robust cinnamon flavor on the exhale. The flavor combination is sure to warm you up on those cold winter nights!

Flavor Mixing Tip: When using a stronger flavor, such as Cin, Zero K, or Mint to Be, be sure to add it FIRST, as too much of these flavors can be overpowering.

Sangria

Cin (10%) + Muscat Blanc (70%) + The Orchard (20%)

Sangria is a light and refreshing cocktail that is a staple at holiday parties across the country. This drink can be made countless ways, utilizing a variety of fruits, wines, and sometimes, even brandy to kick it up a notch! Our Sangria holiday e-liquid flavor combination utilizes Muscat Blanc, our white wine e-liquid, Cin, our cinnamon e-liquid, and The Orchard, an apple & cranberry e-liquid. The warmth of Cin, paired with the fruity flavors of Muscat Blanc and The Orchard, creates a vape flavor that will leave you wondering where you left your glass!
Flavor Mixing Tip: Drip flavors into your mini tank SLOWLY to avoid air bubbles forming. Try to drip the flavors into the tank so they do not touch the wicks.

Apple Jacked

Cinna-MMM (30%) + The Orchard (70%)

One puff from this flavor combination will bring you right back to your childhood. Remember pouring a big bowl of a certain apple-flavored cereal and dousing it with milk? We combined The Orchard, White Cloud’s apple & cranberry e-liquid, with Cinna-MMM, a lesser-known White Cloud e-liquid flavor that reminds many of their favorite cinnamon breakfast cereals. Apple Jacked hits with a crisp and tart taste of apple and cranberry on the inhale, and follows with a smooth cinnamon and milk aftertaste as you exhale.
Flavor Mixing Tip: Avoid AT ALL COSTS dripping e-liquid into the chimney, the small metal post in the center of the mini tank.

Milk Chocolate Orange “Ball”

Chocolate (40%) + orAngelic (60%)

If you celebrate Christmas, odds are you’ve received one of these Milk Chocolate/Orange candies in a stocking or at a holiday party. While they don’t scream “CHRISTMAS” like a candy cane would, they only seem to make an appearance during the holiday season. We’ve combined White Cloud’s Chocolate e-liquid with orAngelic, our oranges n’ cream e-liquid to create a sweet, yet tart, vape flavor that will hit the spot after you’ve crawled away from the dessert table and nestled up to your spot on the couch.
Flavor Mixing Tip: To get the best flavor out of your e-liquid mix, allow the liquids to steep for 20-30 minutes before vaping.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Mint To Be (25%) + Chocolate (75%)

Mint and chocolate are two quintessential flavors for the holiday season. Whether you have mint chocolate chip cookies, ice cream pie, hot chocolate, candy, you name it…the combination of mint and chocolate go together like Santa and his red suit. Our Mint Chocolate Chip flavor mix-up uses a small portion of White Cloud’s mint e-liquid, Mint to Be, and is topped with a healthy portion of Chocolate e-liquid. One puff of this flavor will leave you feeling like there are mint-chocolate fairies, dancing in your head!

 

As you head into the holiday season, give a few of these tasty holiday e-liquid flavor “mix ups” a try to take your vaping to festive new heights! Have a flavor combination you’d like to see us try, or one that you’ve been mixing up at home on your own? Share it with us the White Cloud Facebook page for a chance to see your creation featured in a future blog!

Adult Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows

Adult Smoking Rates in US Hit Record Low

November 19, 2018

A new CDC report contains some exciting news: The smoking rates in the United States are at an all time low. Sadly, this tremendous achievement has been shamefully underreported compared to scary headlines about teens vaping that have been dominating the news and internet. Contrary to what some news outlets have reported, e-cigarettes have likely played a substantial role in reducing tobacco use throughout the country.

Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Smoking Rates Reach All-time LowAccording to the CDC, about 14 percent of Americans are regular smokers in 2018, which is a 15.5 percent drop from the previous year. Since the federal government started tracking trends of tobacco use and smoking rates in 1965, the percentage of the population that smokes has gradually diminished due to successful public health campaigns and nicotine replacement therapies. That said, there’s been an ever bigger decline in smoking rates in just the past few years. What has changed?

The obvious answer, to us, is vaping. E-cigs were developed over a decade ago to help people quit smoking, and many smokers have found vaping helpful for reducing or stopping their tobacco use. Unfortunately, the CDC continually refuses to acknowledge the potential of e-cigs to save lives.

“The jury’s still out on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for helping people quit,” says Brian King, author of the CDC report. “Although anecdotally we know that there are many people who are quitting using e-cigarettes, the plural of anecdote is not data,” the report concludes.

Actually, there are multiple studies suggesting that e-cigs have contributed to the decreasing smoking rate in the US. Analysis of data collected from the 2015 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Survey revealed a correlation between e-cig use and successful smoking cessation. Another study found that e-cigs are more effective at helping people quit tobacco than traditional nicotine therapies like patches and gums.

How the News Media Misleads About Vaping

E-Cigs Replacing Cigarettes Among AdultsMany media outlets have taken what the CDC says at face value without digging any further into the facts surround the decrease in smoking rates. For example, The Verge ran the headline “Cigarette smoking hits a low in the US, but don’t thank vapes for it.” In its summation of the recent CDC report, Axios included the misleading claim “About 47 million Americans are still using some type of tobacco product, like e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.” Of course, e-cigs are not traditional tobacco products, and the statement fails to acknowledge a report from Public Health England published in 2015 that determined vaping to be “at least 95% less harmful” than smoking.

Rather than focusing on the success of e-cigs in moving the needle on American smoking rates, most media outlets have been pushing a narrative driven by the FDA: Flavored e-cigs are luring teens into a life of vaping and eventually smoking. Although the e-cig gateway myth was debunked a while back, CBS still recently ran with the headline “E-cigarettes may be a gateway to smoking for teens.” Likewise, a recent LA Times headlines claims “Teens who vape are more likely to smoke later.”

The rise of the vaping industry has clearly coincided with a steep decline in tobacco use, which is the opposite of what would be expected if e-cigs served as a gateway to smoking. Still, the FDA and CDC are capitalizing on public fear to call for greater restrictions on the vaping industry. For example, the FDA has released a proposal to limit accessibility of flavored e-liquids in retail locations, which would hurt ex-smokers who depend on flavored e-cigs to quench their nicotine cravings and help them continue a life free of combustable tobacco products.

The Future of E-cigs and Tobacco Harm Reduction

The CDC is correct when it says that more studies are needed to assess the efficiency of e-cigs in helping people quit smoking; however, the agency shouldn’t ignore the research that is currently available. Research continues to suggest that vaping has helped many people give up tobacco for good, and in turn, drive down national smoking rates.

Proposed FDA Restrictions Leave Vapers in Uncertainty

Proposed FDA Restrictions Leave Vapers in Uncertainty

November 9, 2018

As we approach the FDA’s announcement of their proposed regulations on the e-cigarette and tobacco industries, rumors of the severity of the rulings are beginning to make their way around the vaping community. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been fairly open that the organization is looking to place tighter FDA restrictions on the e-cigarette industry, in response to what he refers to as an “epidemic” of teenage vaping and e-cigarette use. Initial pressure from the FDA was levied onto JUUL and other major e-cigarette manufacturers this past summer, where they were required to submit plans to reduce teen vaping, along with turning over marketing materials that proved that teens were not being targeting.

There are 3 major areas that are being mentioned as possible regulations that will be unveiled by the FDA, they revolve around e-cigarette availability in retail locations, e-cigarette flavors, and age verification processes. Keep reading to learn more about how each area of these proposed rulings could affect you and your right to vape!

Prohibiting Flavored E-Cigarette Sales in Convenience Stores and Gas Stations

In convenience stores and gas stations around the country, the space behind the counter that was traditionally reserved for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco has begun sharing the space with vapor products in the past few years. More and more, these stores are swapping out tobacco window display ads for ads featuring e-cigs, making their availability inside well known to customers of any age. The FDA has found that the majority of underage sales of vapor products actually originates from convenience stores and gas stations, and has gone so far as to commend vape shops for their strict adherence to only selling products to adults.

In an attempt to make e-cigarettes less available, and desirable, to teens, the FDA is looking to move forward with banning flavored e-cigarettes and cartridges from being sold in convenience stores and gas stations, making them only available in specialty vape shops or through online retailers. Proponents of vaping, and it’s harm reduction possibilities, are claiming that even flavored e-cigarettes are helping former smokers switch to vapor products, and making them less available will leave them turning back to traditional cigarettes.

E-Cig Flavors Remain in the Crosshairs of the FDA

Here at White Cloud, we’ve been closing following reports of proposed flavor bans on a national scale that may come from FDA restrictions, as well as on the local and state government levels. Cities like San Francisco have already successfully implemented a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, and it appears that future FDA restrictions are looking to bring a similar ban to the national level. As previously mentioned, this flavor ban will first take effect in convenience stores and gas stations, which will only be allowed to offer vapor products in tobacco, and for the time being, menthol and mint flavors.

In 2009, the FDA placed a ban on cigarettes that featured flavors other than menthol, with the intent that these flavored cigarettes were appealing to young adults and teens. Reports are circulating that, along with the proposed vaping regulations soon to be announced, that a ban on menthol cigarettes will also be included. If trends continue, it’s possible that the FDA could eventually push to include menthol as a “flavor” and ban it from being used in e-cigarette products as well.

Online Sales of E-Cigs to Face Tighter Restrictions

The final major area that is expected to be addressed by the FDA’s proposed regulations is to place a ban on online sales of electronic cigarettes and vapor products. While it may seem extreme, the “ban” is actually meant to force the hand of e-cig companies to implement stricter age-verification processes while handling online orders. It’s expected that the FDA will produce a mandate that online retailers must meet in order to continue to sell vapor products online.

White Cloud customers are already familiar with our industry-leading age verification process which harnesses the power of LexisNexis® Instant Age Verification to aid in the prevention of underage purchases and identity fraud. By utilizing the LexisNexis® database of over 34 billion data records, White Cloud is able to reference this system in the background as an order is being placed. If the customer’s age cannot be confirmed through a LexisNexis® check, the order is flagged and a photocopy or a state-issued ID or proof of residence is requested. If those items cannot be provided, the order is cancelled and refunded.

 

Keep checking in with the White Cloud blog for the latest updated on the upcoming FDA restrictions and regulations. If you have any questions on how your future orders may be affected, feel free to contact our award-winning customer service team, who will be happy to walk you through any questions or concerns you may have.

 

 

Searching for an Alternative to V2 Cigs?

Searching for an Alternative to V2 Cigs?

November 8, 2018

As of November 1st, one of the largest players in the electronic cigarette and vaping industry, V2 Cigs, has permanently closed its doors, leaving it’s customers searching for an alternative to V2 Cigs. This closure comes on the heels of a $75 million dollar acquisition from JUUL Labs earlier in October of 2018. According to a message on V2 Cigs website, the closure is a result of a new wave of tariffs passed by the current administration which caused profitability to plummet. Reports have shown that VMR, V2’s parent company, had reported losses that exceeded $25 million over the last few years.

If our 10 years in the e-cig business has taught us anything, it’s that companies will come and go, leaving vapers searching for a brand that can provide them with the vaping products they need to continue on the quest to keep cigarette smoking in the rear-view. As a longtime V2 competitor, White Cloud’s electronic cigarette products are compatible with many of the most popular V2 e-cigs. Customers will not only find that our selection of e-cig products will exceed what was offered at V2, but our Gold Stevie Award-winning customer service, same-day shipping, and satisfaction guarantees are unrivaled in the vaping industry.

Why Did JUUL Buy V2 Cigs?

Many in the vaping community, especially loyal V2 Cigs customers, are left scratching their head as to why this closure came so suddenly. The acquisition from JUUL Labs came fairly unexpectedly, but research from Vaping360 has helped to clarify the underlying purpose. JUUL Labs officially purchased VMR Products, the parent company of V2 Cigs, for a reported $75 million dollars. VMR Products are a subsidiary of Huabao International Holdings, a Hong-Kong company that has ownership of China’s largest e-cig flavoring manufacturer. Through a Huabao-owned company, they received approval from the Chinese State Tobacco Monopoly Administration to sell vapor products within the country.

With over 300 million smokers in China, the ability to sell e-cigarettes to this heavily restricted market appears to have been the driving force in JUUL Labs’ acquisition of V2 Cigs. As pressure from the FDA in the United States continue to keep JUUL’s future in limbo, purchasing and immediately closing V2 Cigs serves JUUL Labs both domestically and internationally. In the United States, the closure removes a major competitor of JUUL from the market, and in China, JUUL has now acquired the means to distribute their product in the largest market of smokers in the world.

What Happens to V2 Customers?

As of November 1st, V2 Cigs ceased all shipping and new orders through their website. V2 customers were left with very few options from V2:

  • While V2 products may be available through 3rd party retailers, any reorders will no longer be supplied to these retailers.
  • Any online orders placed after November 1st will not be shipped and order amounts will be refunded.
  • V2 Starter Kit 30-day money back guarantees will be honored up until December 1st, 2018.
  • V2 Cigs’ loyalty program, Vape4Free, has been discontinued. Any remaining points may be converted at 1 point = $0.10.

Need an Alternative to V2 Cigs?

As a trusted company in the vaping industry for over 10 years, White Cloud offers a full line of cig-a-like e-cigarette products that are comparable to, and in many cases better than, V2 Cigs products that were previously offered. Below, you’ll find a rundown of products from White Cloud that are alternatives to V2 e-cigs, cartridges, e-liquids and accessories.

Looking for Cartridges that are Compatible with V2 Batteries?

V2 customers were previously offered 2 types of e-cig cartridges, the EX Cartridge and the Classic Cartridge. All of our White Cloud’s ClearDraw cartridges feature the same threading as V2 batteries, making them the perfect replacement for V2 cartridges.

Compatible Cartridges for V2 E-Cig

ClearDraw MAX Cartridges

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The V2 EX Cartridge was sold as a larger capacity pre-filled e-cigarette cartridge, was offered in only 4 nicotine strengths, and contained the e-liquid equivalent of 400 puffs. For a pre-filled e-liquid cartridge that not only packs just as much e-liquid, but is also compatible with your existing V2 batteries, White Cloud’s flagship cartridge, the ClearDraw Max, is the ideal V2 competitor cartridge. ClearDraw Max cartridges are filled with 1.5 mL of premium e-liquid, a 55% increase over the capacity of V2’s Classic Cartridge, providing vapers with days of e-cig goodness. Available in all 6 of White Cloud’s nicotine strengths, the ClearDraw Max is offered in 24 amazing flavors, giving former V2 customers FOUR TIMES the flavor options than they previously had. Customers can purchase ClearDraw Max cartridges as a single cartridge, in a resealable 5-pack, or in a 50-pack bulk option.

Replacement Cartridges for V2 Classic Cartridges

ClearDraw Cartridges

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The V2 Classic Cartridge, a pre-filled e-cig cartridge, was also offered in 4 nicotine strengths, ranging from nicotine-free to 2.4% NBV, and contained enough e-liquid for approximately 150-200 puffs. For vapers who are looking for cartridges that are compatible with V2 batteries, White Cloud’s ClearDraw e-cig cartridges will not only fulfill this need, but with a greater variety of nicotine strengths (0%, 0.8%, 1.6%, 2.4%, 3.6%, and 5.4% NBV) and a selection of over 15 flavors to choose from, will likely become your new go-to cartridge to replace the V2 Classic e-cig cartridge. ClearDraw cartridges are available for purchase in 3 quantities, as a single cartridge, in resealable 5-packs, and in bulk as a 50-pack.

Both the V2 Classic Cartridge and the EX Cartridge were also sold as “blanks”, meaning they were sold empty for vapers to fill with the e-liquid of their choice, while still being able to use their V2 battery. White Cloud Mini Tanks provide an exact alternative to V2 blank cartridges, and are designed to be compatible with V2 batteries, as well as with our full line of Cirrus batteries. Our Mini Tanks hold 1 full mL of e-liquid. White Cloud customers who use Mini Tanks have found that each tank can be refilled 3-6 times before vapor production and flavor begins to suffer. Following these suggested reuse guidelines; a 5-pack of White Cloud Mini Tanks should easily get you through a standard sized 30 mL bottle of your favorite e-liquid.

Which Batteries Have the Same Threading as V2 Batteries?

V2 manufactured and sold 3 types of e-cig batteries, the V2 Standard Cig battery, the V2 Long Cig battery, and the V2 EX Series battery. As an alternative to V2 batteries, all of the Cirrus line of e-cig batteries from White Cloud share the same threading at V2 batteries, and can accept cartridges that worked on V2 batteries.

Replacement Battery for V2 Standard Cig battery

Cirrus 3 Batteries

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The V2 Standard Cig battery came as a part of the V2 Standard Starter Kit, and was also available for purchase as a single battery. This entry-level battery measured approximately 3 inches long, had a battery life that V2 claimed to last for 200 puffs, and required 2 to 3 hours of charging to return to full power. It was designed as an automatic battery, meaning that the user only needed to pull on the cartridge for the battery to activate. Vapers looking for a discreet-sized e-cig battery have turned to the Cirrus 3 e-cig battery for nearly a decade, thanks in part to it’s small size (2 ¼ inches long), powerful battery life (200+ puffs), and speedy recharge time (60 to 90 minutes to full charge). White Cloud’s Cirrus 3 battery uses the same threading as V2 batteries, and is compatible with both the V2 Classic Cartridge and the V2 EX Cartridge, as well as with our full line of ClearDraw cartridges and Mini Tanks. Cirrus 3 batteries may be purchased individually, or as a part of one of our Cirrus Starter Kits.

Replacement Battery for V2 Long Cig battery

Cirrus 3X Batteries

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The V2 Long Cig battery was offered in both automatic and push-button manual versions. This battery was V2’s longest lasting e-cig battery, with a purported life of 300 puffs. It measured in at a whopping 4.3 inches long, and required a charge time of 4 hours to return to full power. Former V2 users will be delighted to find that White Cloud’s Cirrus 3X battery not only provides DOUBLE the “puff count” that the V2 Long Cig battery does, but it also is smaller in size (3 1/8 inches in length) and can be fully recharged in HALF the time, with only 120 minutes required to fully charge the Cirrus 3X battery. The Cirrus 3X is available in 3 finishes, White, Brushed Metal, and Black, and is also offered in a manual push-button model. Each Cirrus 3X battery also carries a full 2-year warranty. The Cirrus 3X features the same threading as V2 batteries, making it compatible with V2’s cartridges, but performs best when paired with our full line of ClearDraw pre-filled cartridges and Mini Tanks. Cirrus 3X batteries may be purchased individually, or as a part of one of our Cirrus Starter Kits.

Replacement Battery for V2 EX Series battery

Cirrus 2 Batteries

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The V2 EX Series battery was touted as V2’s “most powerful battery yet”, which came as a bit of a surprise, considering it’s smaller size and similar “puff count” as compared to the V2 Long Cig. None the less, the EX Series battery was offered along with V2’s EX cartridges, and measured in at 4 inches in length, with a recharge time that was unavailable at the time of publication, but based off the charge time of V2’s other cig-a-like batteries, should be somewhere between 3 and 4 hours to full charge. The “new” feature that made the EX series so unique was the inclusion of LED indicator lights that let the user know how much battery was remaining. Former V2 customers will not only find LED battery indicator lights across the entire line of Cirrus cig-a-like batteries, but will also enjoy the added benefits that the Cirrus 2 battery has to offer over as an alternative to V2 EX Series batteries. Measuring in at 2 ¾ inches, the Cirrus 2 matches the output of the EX battery, while also boasting a super-fast 90-minute charge time. The Cirrus 2 battery is compatible with cartridges, and is also a perfect fit for our full line of ClearDraw cartridges and Mini Tanks. Cirrus 2 batteries can be purchased individually, or as a part of one of our Cirrus Starter Kits.

Alternative for V2 Cigs Chargers

V2 produced 2 types of e-cig chargers, the V2 Express Charger and the V2 Express Charger Bundle Kit.

Replacement Charger for V2 E-Cig Batteries

Chargers & Adapters

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The V2 Express Charger is the charging device that V2 customers are all familiar with, as it was required to charge all 3 types of V2 cig-a-like batteries. The small charging device had a USB on one end, and a direct female piece to screw the battery in. V2 claimed this was a “fast” charger, but based off the charging times listed for their e-cig batteries, we’d have to disagree. We’re pretty sure we have the best e-cig chargers on the market in the ChargeBolt and the Squid. The ChargeBolt e-cig charger features the same USB connection as the V2 Charger, but places a 2-inch cord between the connector and the female piece to screw in the Cirrus battery. This feature allows your Cirrus e-cig battery to “hang” freely, reducing the risk of someone or something hitting it and damaging the battery or the USB port. The ChargeBolt is available as an option in some of our e-cig starter kits, individually, and can be purchased as a bundle with the choice of an AC, Euro AC, or DC adapter.

The V2 Express Charger Bundle Kit included the V2 Express Charger and an AC wall adapter. The Bundle Kit is still only able to charge one battery at a time, but can be plugged into a wall outlet instead of requiring a USB device. We understand that most e-cig users have more than 2 batteries, so we designed the Squid Charger to be able to handle charging 3 Cirrus batteries at once! This USB-based charger is similar in design to the ChargeBolt, but times three. There are 3, 2-inch cords between the USB connector, leading to individual female pieces to screw in your Cirrus batteries. The Squid Charger and the ChargeBolt are both equipped with a smart-chip that will shut down power to each battery as it reaches full charge. Squid Chargers are available for individual purchase, and are also included in many of our Cirrus Starter Kits.

V2 E-Liquid Flavor Replacements

Replacement E-Liquid for V2 E-Liquid

Bottled Eliquid

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V2 e-liquid flavors varied from traditional tobacco cigarette flavors to sweet treats to drinks. They offered 15 different e-liquid flavors that came in nicotine levels including Nicotine-Free, 0.6%, 1.2%, 1.8%, and 2.4% NBV. Each flavor of V2 Platinum E-Liquid had a PG to VG ratio of 60/40. As a replacement for V2 E-liquids, White Cloud’s premium bottled e-liquid hits all the marks of V2 Platinum, but offers former V2 customers 24 flavor options and 3 additional nicotine levels, replacing 1.8% with 1.6%, and adding 3.6% and 5.4% NBV, designed to help the heaviest of smokers make the switch. Check out the chart below to find out which White Cloud flavors make the perfect alternative to V2 e-liquids you previous enjoyed.

Discontinued V2 Platinum E-Liquid Flavors White Cloud E-Liquid Replacement
V2 Red Regular, Apache
Congress Atlantic Cut
Sahara Bora Bora
V2 Black Cherry Black
V2 Gold Atlantic Cut
Menthol Menthol
Peppermint Zero K
Grape Muscat Blanc
Chocolate Chocolate
Coffee Espresso
Vanilla Vanilla

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Our aim is to ensure that any adult looking to find a better alternative to smoking cigarettes can get their hands on product that gives them to best chance to make the switch from cigarettes to e-cigs a permanent one. By creating this resource for former V2 Cigs users, we hope the search for a replacement to V2 Cigs is a little bit easier. If you have any additional questions on the compatibility of V2 products with White Cloud cartridges and batteries, feel free to contact our award-winning Customer Service department via live chat, phone, or email.