What are the smoking rules at airports?

16. december 2023

More than six in 10 nicotine users* admit they feel anxious about not being able to smoke or vape once they get through airport security, according to a VELO** study.

And with smoking policies varying wildly country to country, airport to airport, it’s ‘the not knowing’ which is likely to be a factor behind their apprehension.

But help is at hand.

Nicotine users looking for long haul flight tips – specifically if they can smoke while travelling and where they might find an airport smoking room – this tool is for you.

The interactive map will be invaluable for those wondering how to manage a long haul flight as it includes details of airport smoking areas, namely which airports have them and which don’t.

And it will also be helpful for those who use smoking substitute products - like e-cigarettes and vapes - as many airports restrict these options in the same way they restrict the smoking of tobacco.

In the event users of these products do visit airports with zero tolerance policies towards smoking and vaping, there are 100 per cent airport-friendly options for nicotine users.

Nicotine pouches such as VELO** have no restrictions against them and can be used in all airports  – before and after security.

Products like VELO** may also appeal to vape users who don’t want to use nicotine in areas allocated for the smoking of tobacco.

So, nicotine users on the hunt for tips for long flights or eager for insight on how to make your long flight seamless, alternatives like nicotine pouches, along with our world map could be just the ticket.


*Research of 1,000 nicotine users aged 20 plus who've been using nicotine for six months or more carried out from 14 to 19 October 2022 through OnePoll.

**18+ only. This product contains nicotine and is addictive. For adult nicotine or tobacco consumers only.


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