Division of Transportation bans e-cigarettes in checked baggage

Department of Transportation bans e-cigarettes in checked baggage

Just like the FDA, which just lately determined to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco merchandise, the Division of Transportation has additionally determined to deal with e-cigarettes like a fireplace hazard. The DOT issued a ultimate rule right now, banning e-cigarette batteries in checked baggage.

“Hearth hazards in flight are notably harmful, and a variety of current incidents have proven that e-cigarettes in checked luggage can catch hearth throughout transport,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stated in a press release. “Banning e-cigarettes from checked luggage is a prudent and necessary security measure.”

The rule codifies an FAA security alert you could have seen on the airport already, and passengers are literally nonetheless free to hold e-cigarettes and batteries onto the flight, simply so long as they do not begin vaping or charging the batteries in mid-air.