US Government Makes It Clear: You Can't Smoke E-Cigs On A Plane
The Department of Transportation clarified the existing smoking ban on commercial flights to explicitly include e-cigarettes.By Samantha Crook | March 3, 2016
Smoking electronic cigarettes on commercial flights is officially not OK.
Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation clarified the existing smoking ban on tobacco cigarettes to explicitly include e-cigarettes.
The department says more research is needed to understand the possible risks of e-cigarette smoke, but it wants to be on the safe side. It cited studies showing harmful chemicals in e-cigarette vapors, which could pose problems in a confined space — like an airplane.