Attention vapers: As you may know, a lot of airlines already ban the use of e-cigarettes on planes but these rules are now officially backed-up by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The ban appears in part to make life easier for flight attendants who might not be able to tell the difference between a passenger smoking a tobacco cigarette and someone using the electronic counterpart. As DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx put it, the ban will “eliminate any confusion” between the two.
Another reason for the e-cigarette ban: “It protects airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes that occur when electronic cigarettes are used,” Foxx added.
The ban applies to both U.S. airlines and international carriers flying to/within the U.S. plus charter flights which require a flight attendant.
How to Pack e-Cigarettes
Reminder: The ban applies to using these materials; you can still transport electronic smoking materials but only on your person or in a carry-on bag only. The DOT prohibits such items in checked-bags.