Can You Bring a Puff Bar On a Plane? 2024 TSA Rules

Puff bars or hyper bars have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarettes and have become increasingly available in recent years. 

These types of e-cigarettes are allowed on planes, but they need to follow some rules and regulations.

Puff bars should be transported in your carry-on bag or personal item at all times. There are no limits to the number of puff bars you can bring on a plane, but it is always best to bring only one or two for personal use, if you place a Puff bar inside your checked bag it may get confiscated.

Keep reading to learn more guidance on how to properly travel with puff bars on both domestic and international flights.

Let’s dive right in.”



We’re not promoting any kind of smoking. It’s not exactly the healthiest habit, so please take care of yourself. and this information is strictly for adults over 21 and over.

Can Puff Bars Go Through The TSA Security Checkpoint Easily?

According to the TSA (The Transportation Security Administration), electronic cigarettes like Puff bars, elf bars or other types, are good to go through the security checkpoint, however, they must be placed in a secure sealable container.

Electronic cigarettes with batteries must be charged before taking them through the security checkpoint.

It’s important to note that the TSA may ask to inspect your device and e-liquid.

Here is what the TSA has to say about taking puff bars.


Will A Puff Bar Set Off A Metal Detector?

It is likely that your Puff Bar will make the metal detector beep, as it contains a small metal battery. However, in most cases the amount of metal in a Puff Bar is typically small and may not trigger the metal detector.

It is always smart to inform the TSA officer that you have a Puff Bar inside your bag and comply with their regulations. If the Puff Bar does set off the metal detector, it will likely be subject to additional screening.

Take Puff Bars In Checked Baggage

Puff bars are not permitted in checked baggage as they are battery powered and have a heating element that vaporizes liquid that may cause accidental activation, they may cause a fire incident if not packed and handled properly in checked baggage.

And to avoid any surprises the FAA, the TSA and most airlines do not allow any electronic cigarettes including Puff bars to be transported in hold luggage.

Here is an answer from the TSA customer service stating that E-cigarettes, vapes and vape pens are allowed and must be packed in carry-on bags only.


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Airlines Rules

Domestic flights

In the U.S all airlines follow the TSA and FAA rules, so whether you are traveling with JetBlue, United, Southwest, allegiant or American Airline… etc, you can take your Puff bar only in carry-on baggage.

If you are thinking to take additional pieces of e-cigarettes in your checked baggage, either for commercial or personal use it is better to not do that as they will get confiscated and gone for good.

International Flights

If you are traveling to another country that is a different story.

Some countries do not even allow their people to buy Puff bars or use them on the streets.

So it is important to know the exact regulations of your destination country. 

Check out this table of the countries that do and do not allow e-cigarettes in their territories.

Can You Use A Puff Bar On A Plane?

The FAA and most airlines prohibits the use of any types of e-cigarettes on all flights, including those operated by U.S. and foreign air carriers.


This means that Puff Bars cannot be used during a flight and should be stored in a carry-on bag or a personal item all the time.

It’s important to note that while the FAA regulations only apply to flights within the U.S, most airlines have similar policies and procedures regarding e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

It is always recommended to check with your airline before traveling on international flights.

And even though some airlines may not have severe restrictions on using Puff bars on board.

But it is really advised to not do that.

Your fellow passengers will not like it.

And in some cases it may get you fined or even arrested.

So hang tight until you get to your destination and use your Puff bar.

Packing Tips

Taking a puff bar in your bag is not a complicated things but here are some tips to remember:

  1. Place a Puff bar in a case that closes tight so it won’t spell or leak.
  2. Ensure that your Puff bar has enough battery in case the TSA wants to inspect the bar.
  3. Be prepared for extra security check at the airport.
  4. Take only what you will need, if you take large number that will make the security confused.
  5. Do not try to use your Puff bar during your flight.
  6. When traveling on international flights ensure to check the rules for the country of your destination.

By following these tips, you can make sure your Puff Bar is packed safely and correctly for your trip.

Final thoughts

According to the TSA taking electronic cigarettes, including Puff Bars or hyper bars in domestic flights are allowed only in carry-on bags and they must be placed in a secure, sealable container.

For International flights it is better if you check the current regulations of your destination country, you should also ask the airline for their rules about Puff Bars in case the country of your destination does allow to use Puff bars in their territories.

Your Puff bar should remain inside your bag all the time, do not try to use it or sneaking to the toilet to have a Posh, it is not a good idea it may cause some serious problems.

We hope this helps

Happy travels.

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