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Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Tonbridge, United...
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Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Despite what I had previously read on this subject I would just like to warn future visitors that Vegas is (unfortunately) NOT a vape friendly city.

This is my third visit in 4 years and things have changed. This is thanks to some people using the vape devices as a way to take drugs. So, if you are like me and proud to have stopped smoking cigarettes and now vape, you may well ruin into trouble in Las Vegas if you plan on doing anything that involves going through security measures. For me, the main problem was the nightclubs, concerts and shows. Many of these run a mandatory confiscation procedure where you are expected to just "throw it away" (as i was told on the entrance to the Chateau Nightclub in the Paris Hotel) or check them in for $5 at the concierge. The first time this happened to me I was completely baffled, as was told they would sell me cigarettes inside! I had no idea why the vapes were banned until getting back to my hotel and researching this. For me, this was a real test of my sobriety with smoking. It's like telling an alcoholic that non alcohol beer is banned from a venue but you can freely purchase normal spirits and beers. It was really worrying. The main problem is that for most things in Vegas, you have already booked, so already have your tickets. None of the places make it clear that vaping is now an issue upon time of booking. T

Sadly I don't feel I can return to the place I loved the most due to this. There was too much inconsistency in the banning of these devices (Axis at Planet Hollywood was fine but the Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino wasn't-for example), so I was quite anxious with everything that was booked and paid for as never knew what I would be walking into.

I totally understand why the ban is in place due to drugs, but it just seems that a blanket ban is the easiest option (for security) rather than actually implicating something additional which supports real users of these life-saving products.

Edited: September 11, 2017, 6:25 pm
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Walsall, United...
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1. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Are there no harmful chemicals in a vape? No nicotine? Serious question as I don't smoke!

Liverpool, United...
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2. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Thank god for that .

They produce more smoke than a steam train .

Baltimore, Maryland
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3. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Were you allowed to smoke cigarettes inside these places?

If not (which I believe is the answer) then it's not like comparing non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Sturgeon Bay...
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4. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

I understand your concerns with vaping. It seems now that if something is abused,it is summarily banned. I used to use Sudafed to alleviate ear problems after a flight. Now its no longer a counter item for anyone because of its use for illegal drug-making. I believe a lot of the vaping problem is due to the do-gooders that don't like it because it "looks" too much like real smoking and they're afraid they may have failed to control even the appearance of smoking. Its too bad because its harmless to anyone and can help ex-cigarette smoker immensely.

Lanarkshire
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5. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

The OP does reference that it was OK to smoke inside the place but not Vape. The issue is that the little VAPE bottles could have illegal drugs in it and there is no way for the place to test that hence they ban them....or at least thats what it looks like they were telling him.

Baltimore, Maryland
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6. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

I'm guessing you can smoke cigarettes on chateaus balcony then? but you can't smoke them in axis.. Or the pearl, where they let him bring in the vape.

Personally if something like this bothers someone so much, you have to ask in advance.

I have a nephew that is allergic to peanuts so we have to make phone calls prior and ask questions when we arrive.

Tonbridge, United...
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7. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Not necessarily, many vapers have 0 nicotine in their vapes, they just just it as a crutch! saying that, many do, but nicotine is a stimulant like caffeine, so whilst it's addictive, it's not harmful unless you had loads of it (just like if you had loads of coffee). Nicotine has a bad reputation as has been demonised over the years as people associate it with yellow teeth, curtains, fingers etc. Its actually the tar in cigarettes that creates this.

Tonbridge, United...
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8. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Of course you are permitted to smoke, especially in the smoking areas of the clubs. If you go to a concert I don't believe you were ever allowed to smoke in those sorts of places, not that I can remember anyway. But you did not have your cigarettes confiscated so you were permitted to leave the venue to smoke if you so wished.

Tonbridge, United...
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9. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

Yes you can smoke cigarettes/cigars on the Chateaus balcony. Checking in advance for this is now highly recommended, hence the post today to let others know.

Baltimore, Maryland
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10. Re: Vaping in Vegas-a warning

You can have aspirin confiscated from you if its not in an aspirin bottle.

I used to work at a nightclub and they banned all gum. Nicotine gum. Anxiety helping gum. Undortunately too many people left it in the curtains and carpet.

Many things are confiscated at entries to concerts and clubs. They didn't take it from you, they just said you cannot enter with it.

Sorry this effected your trip, but all night long things are confiscated and asked to be checked in.

I carry mace which is legal in Maryland, but I have to leave it in my car. It's annoying because I want it for protection from and to my car, but.. What can I do? I either go and deal with it or I don't go and stay home with my mace. :)

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