The use of electronic cigarettes is now prohibited on board the aircraft in the United States. Such a ban is contained in the new rules of the air travel, prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The rules apply both to domestic flights and international flights, carried to the United States or from the United States.The ban applies to all types of electronic cigarette, including electronic cigars, pipes and other similar devices that can be in the form of other mundane things. Also, the prohibition also included other similar products, which may give off smoke, an easy mist, vapors or spray.
The only exceptions are health products (other than electronic cigarettes), which meet the definition of medical devices specified in the federal law on food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Thus, if necessary, the passengers will be able to use sprays used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis and asthma.
Such a ban is explained by the need to protect passengers from unwanted exposure to airborne vapors that occur during smoking electronic cigarettes.