The use of electronic cigarettes has grown rapidly in today’s society. Even though there is not any long term effect studies that have been completed, many people are using them to help them stop smoking real cigarettes. Most of them feel they are safer than real cigarettes and better for your health. Some reports show that there are chemicals in them that could cause harm but there has not been any proof established to whether they are better or worse than real cigarettes. There are several places that will allow people to smoke the E-cigs but not the real cigarettes. There are also places that will ban both of them and not allow any smoking at all.
What Are The Concerns Of Flying With Your E-Cig?
One of the major concerns about flying with your E-Cig is fire. At Logan Airport a fire was detected in the luggage area of an airplane getting ready to take off on flight for New York. The plane had to be evacuated and the fire was found in the cargo area where an E-cig was found in a suitcase that had caught on fire. The staff was able to extinguish the fire and all was good. It is suspected that the normal handling of the luggage can cause the E-cig to be turned on and get hot causing a fire among the clothing. This could have created a bad situation had the aircraft taken off into flight before the fire was discovered.
How To Travel With Your E-Cig
- Carry your E-Cig in your carry on
- Put it along with your E-juice in a clear plastic bag
- Remove any batteries from your E-cig
- Make sure that all E-Cig juice is removed from the cigarette
- Do not smoke your E-cig during the flight
Where Is It Okay To Use Your E-cig?
With the increase use of electronic cigarettes there has been much confusion as to where it is okay to use these cigarettes. There are places that will allow you to smoke the electronic cigarette that will not allow a real cigarette. One good rule of thumb to follow is if an area is posted no smoking, then assume that it is for real and E-cigs alike. At least be on the safe side and ask if it is okay to use your E-Cig before firing it up.
Basically you will need to handle your E-cig just like any other liquid when you are flying. Make sure that the airline personnel can see it clearly so they know what it is that you are traveling with. You may be asked to use your E-Cig in front of the airline personnel so that they know that it is really an E-Cig. So make sure that you know where your batteries and E juice is packed. Be sure to follow all rules and regulations that your particular airline has regarding your E-Cig. If you are sure to do this, you should not have any problems traveling with your electronic cigarette.