The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are among the busiest travel times of all. So, sparked by a recent NBC New York report, we thought we’d take the opportunity to remind our readers to be careful of electronic cigarettes on planes. In the UK we take for granted the fact that electronic cigarettes are welcome just about anywhere. That includes the friendly skies over the British Isles. The same can’t be said wherever you go – and that’s the point of being careful.
For example, if you’re flying into Canada you need to be aware that electronic cigarettes are, for all intents and purposes, illegal in that country. You can bring yours with you and use it while in Canada, but you won’t be able to vape on the flight if your airline is covered under Canada’s inbound flight rules. The same can be said if you’re flying to the United States. There e-cigs are completely legal and have not been banned for use on flights by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), but the U.S. government has given airlines the freedom to regulate them on their own. As a result, most have strict policies against them.
Just so you don’t get yourself into any unnecessary trouble your best bet if flying outside of UK is to contact your airline before you depart and ask about their policy. If policy or law limits you from vaping on the plane, you may have to settle for nicotine gum until you land. But that’s still better than causing a scene. Don’t forget the American flyer in Seattle who caused a scene earlier this year because a stewardess refused to allow him to use his e-cig. He’s disorderly conduct earned him a court date and some significant fines.
Also, keep in mind that promoting electronic cigarettes as the best tobacco alternative is greatly helped when we users are on our best behaviour. For far too long smokers have had the reputation of being only concerned about their own nicotine habit to the detriment of non-smokers. Even though not deserved, that’s what a good deal of non-smokers think of those who smoke. So we need to show that not only are electronic cigarettes the best tobacco alternative, but that vapers are people concerned about the well-being and rights of others. By being careful of electronic cigarettes on planes we are helping to further their promotion.
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