Vapes on a Plane
One of the awesome things about blu eCigs® electronic cigarettes is that you can enjoy them without disturbing those around you. Because e-cigarettes don’t produce smoke, ash or an unpleasant smell, it’s more courteous to those around you. There are plenty of places to vape—in some buildings, offices, and public spaces.
But can you vape on a plane?
There is some murkiness regarding this topic. The Department of Transportation (DOT) hasn’t officially banned passengers from using e-cigs while in flight, but it appears they feel that e-cigs shouldn’t be used in the cabin due to cabin air quality regulations.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not made an official ruling either. The FAA authorizes each individual carrier to determine whether to allow in-flight vaping.
Business Insider reports that at this time, no major U.S. airline allows the use of e-cigarettes onboard.
Airlines that prohibit in-flight use of e-cigs include:
- American Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
Other airliners may permit in-air use of e-cigs. Because each company may choose its own policy, it’s worth asking your airline what its policy is.
Never use an electronic cigarette without checking with the flight crew as to whether it’s allowed. Why invite any confusion? Ask the flight attendants for permission.
If the flight you’re on allows for the use of e-cigs, it’s a great idea to talk to your fellow passengers before you start enjoying blu™. That way, they’ll know what it is and how it works. You won’t alarm them — and you’re being polite. Everyone wins!
In fact, talking to people around you when you use blu eCigs is a great idea—especially when you’re in areas where e-cig use is permitted but traditional cigarette smoking is prohibited. Some people may not know the difference between traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Some may also not understand how an e-cig works and think that you’re smoking a traditional cigarette. Save yourself some hassle, and be upfront about what is going on!
And who knows, you may just make new friends who love blu, too.
Have you enjoyed e-cigs in a place where traditional smokes aren’t allowed? Leave a comment or Tweet us and tell us about it.
NOT FOR SALE TO MINORS. blu eCigs® electronic cigarettes are not a smoking cessation product and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are they intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. ©2013 LOEC, Inc. blu™ and blu eCigs® are trademarks of Lorillard Technologies, Inc.