It’s ironic that you can purchase and use electronic cigarettes in an airport, but not on airplanes. After all, why else do people go to airports, if not to travel? E-cigarettes are accepted in many places where smoking tobacco is not allowed, but this does not include airplanes.
Everyone notices what everyone else does on airplanes now, with good reason. The law banning electric cigarettes from airplanes was pushed forward by the same Congressman who introduced the no smoking rule for tobacco cigarettes on airplanes, back in 1987.
electronic cigarettes are able to recreate the physical act of smoking, while still addressing their craving for nicotine. And this is all done without any of the dangerous chemicals that are found in tobacco cigarettes. But on an airplane, this can be seen from distant seats and look like smoking a conventional cigarette. Any kind of smoke, even if it’s a vapor, is going to be cause for alarm on an airplane, until people are educated about electronic cigarettes. Now that e-cigarettes are more widely available, perhaps it will be possible to set up some type of education program for non-smokers, explaining just how electronic cigarettes work, and why there is no reason they should be banned when you are taking a trip on an airplane.
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