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New Airport Vape Room

“A vaping room will be ‘boarding’ at an airport near you”, says international vape company ANDS as it opens a vaping lounge in Beirut

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“A vaping room will be ‘boarding’ at an airport near you”, says international vape company ANDS as it opens a vaping lounge in Beirut. Travellers will now be able to vape without having to mix with smokers before they board their flights, the company says. It comes following the success of its launch of alternative nicotine solutions at Beirut Duty Free, offering passengers a wide range of potentially less harmful products, in 2022.

ANDS, a trademark owner and distributor of alternative nicotine delivery systems, including vapes, has opened its first vaping room at Rafik Hariri airport in Beirut. The exclusive vaping room complements the company’s growth strategy in the travel retail sector, and there are plans to open similar vaping spaces in other airports across the Middle East. The company is also looking to introduce vaping rooms in British and European airports. ANDS recently announced that it will be basing its European headquarters in London.

Travelling vapers used to be able to enjoy the delight of sharing a small box with twenty smokers but UK airports have been gradually phasing out their smoking provision, ending the possibility for vapers to vape while in transit.

The vape company already serves major retailers, including Lagardère Group, Gebr Heinemann and Dufry in airports in the Middle East as well as in Europe at Frankfurt and Vienna airports.

Vaping is becoming popular among adult smokers looking for alternatives to their conventional combustible cigarettes,” according to Arnaud Piorkowski, Head of ANDS Travel Retail Business. “There are around 82m vapers worldwide, including 4.3m in the UK alone. However, until now they have been forced to use smoking lounges in airports, exposing them to a product that many are trying to get away from.”

He added: “Our first vaping rooms have been welcomed by many adult travellers, and we are offering to install vaping rooms and lounges in other airports in order to provide vapers with a smoke-free space.”

The rooms, which take around a month to build and come with special ventilation and indoor air quality measures, can be custom-built according to the required shape and size.


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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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