Places Where You Can and Cannot Vape At

One of the best things about vaping is that it’s far more discreet and far less offensive than smoking cigarettes, which can mean a lot not only to you but the people around you. Vapor dissipates into the air in seconds, leaving behind basically no odor that can ruffle any feathers.

Because the vapor produced by vape juice is so discreet compared to smoking, many people mistakenly assume that you can vape anywhere – including places where cigarettes are banned. As it turns out, though, that’s simply not true. And ignoring the rules when it comes to where vaping is banned can leave you with a hefty fine depending on your location, so let’s talk about spaces where you can and cannot vape in 2023.

What Locations Can You Vape or Not Vape at?

Remember that this is just a general guide to where a person is and isn’t allowed to vape. Different states, municipalities, and even businesses may have different rules from the ones below, which is why at the end of the day, it never hurts to ask before you pull out your vape pen, no matter where you are in public.

BarsMost bars in the country are legally required to ban smoking according to their state’s laws. But, as for vaping, that’s a little more complicated. There really aren’t any state laws banning vaping inside of a bar, and so it’s left up to the actual management of the establishment who makes the rules. This is a case where it’s best to ask an employee before you go in for a vaping session.


Once again, this is a case that’s left up to management because there are no state laws that actually ban vaping inside hotels or similar types of businesses (motels, bed & breakfasts, etc.). And, because you’re in the privacy of your room, it’s unlikely you’d get caught where you vape. Still, because some smoke alarms are sensitive enough to pick up vapor, please ask the establishment's manager before vaping in your room because you don’t want the fire alarm to go off because you didn’t know the rules.

Vape Shops

If you prefer to go to a local eLiquid depot instead of a some basic etiquette and avoid vaping if you’re in a very crowded area where the vaping will inevitably end up in everyone else’s space, and also avoid vaping next to children.

The Final Say: Where Is It Safe to Vape?

Of course, at the end of the day, the safest place to vape is your home, where no one makes the rules but you. As you can see, rules about where vaping is and isn’t allowed are tricky, but a surprising number of locations aren’t technically forbidden from allowing vapers to do their thing. So, stick to the rules, always ask before vaping, and be courteous to those around you, and you should be in the clear.

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