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U.S. senators push to outlaw e-cigarettes on planes

  • Seven U.S. senators have urged the Department of Transportation to finally ban the use of electronic cigarettes on domestic flights and those to or from the United States. The ban for "vaping" on U.S. flights was proposed in September 2011.
  • Although many airlines have prohibited the use of e-cigarettes, federal law still allows them to be used during flights.
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Comments (15)
  • JeremySpoken
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    Is second-hand vaping a thing?
    11 Jun 2014, 02:53 AM Reply Like
  • MacyGirl
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    We should remember these idiots in November.
    11 Jun 2014, 05:06 AM Reply Like
  • Profitcripper
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    Eric Cantor got his walk of shame tribute of nonsense to the sunset gallery.
    11 Jun 2014, 05:15 AM Reply Like
  • JD in NJ
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    Is there any sound, logical reason for this backlash against e-cigarettes? We are in such a hurry to ban things, here in the land of the free.
    11 Jun 2014, 05:57 AM Reply Like
  • Rudester
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    "Is there any sound, logical reason for this backlash against e-cigarettes? We are in such a hurry to ban things, here in the land of the free."

     

    You don't understand JD.Since Congress is not able to tackle the real problems facing us, they spend the time (waste time is more like it) doing things like this.
    11 Jun 2014, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • VHUB IR
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    The truth is, this ban is understandable. I have been in a room where cloud chasers make a room full of vape smoke. It is intimidating to non smokers, scary to mothers of children, and sometimes just flat out rude.
    I can imagine, in an unregulated environment, 10-20 cloud chasers making a cabin one big cloud This is not the environment the airlines want to project, in the US.
    We will pick our battles carefully, and this is not one to wage.
    Vape on!!
    11 Jun 2014, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • 12120341
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    Oh please, it is vapor that is exhaled. You need to do some more DD.
    11 Jun 2014, 08:26 PM Reply Like
  • Rudester
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    The "smoke" you see is really H2O (water vapor).
    11 Jun 2014, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • glf4mny
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    "Although many airlines have prohibited the use of e-cigarettes, federal law still allows them to be used during flights."

     

    Can anyone point to a federal law that confirms cigarettes of any type can be smoked on flights?
    11 Jun 2014, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • Jimjiminy
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    Laws tell you what's not allowed, or what's compulsory, not what is *voluntary* or *permitted*. Can anyone point to a federal law that confirms that I'm allowed to eat cornflakes out of a bowl ? ...I thought not.
    11 Jun 2014, 12:39 PM Reply Like
  • citracyde
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    As a non-smoker I'm puzzled by this, clearly most suppliers go through lengths to differentiate between vapor products and the real thing, so there shouldn't be any confusion.

     

    In terms of a cloud of second hand vapor, I have never seen a cloud of vapor present for more than a second, so again, beyond gaining visual recognition when someone is breathing their germs on me during the flight, I still fail to see the issue here and in other venues.

     

    Socially the habit seems to be amongst the ranks of chewing bubblegum and pen biting. If an adult wants to be seen in public doing these things, that's their thing. Why do we seek to regulate it? I know why we will seek to tax it (because we can), but why subject it to the same regulation of its predecessor?
    11 Jun 2014, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • dieseal2140
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    Why does vape stock continue to take a dive?
    11 Jun 2014, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • belgium
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    Warrant settlement shares
    11 Jun 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • jobehro
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    Does Vaping make as much visible smoke as cigs? If not why penalize Vaping? The airlines could generate added income by designating an area of seats for vapors, right? The "juice" can be non nicotine, flavors and even vitamins. On the other hand perhaps some illegal substances could be vamped also. I could go on with pros and cons but i think the point is made that this new way of smoking poses a debatable issue. Am so glad we have educated and caring Rep's to protect us, don't you agree?
    11 Jun 2014, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • teeth26
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    You vote for idiots and you get idiot bills in congress.
    13 Jun 2014, 03:16 PM Reply Like
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