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US Bans Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Flights

Smokers in need of a nicotine fix during a flight to, from or within the United States might find themselves without relief as an electronic cigarette ban goes into effect next month. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the rule is meant to protect "airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes that occur when electronic cigarettes are used on board airplanes.'' Passengers have long been banned from smoking cigarettes and other...

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