Friday, May 14, 2010

E-Cigarettes – Go, or No-Go?

E-Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular and I’m happy to report that TSA has no problem with e-cigs being packed in your carry-on or checked bags. Now as far as using them on a flight, I would suggest you contact your airline and see what they have to say. And, while not recommended by 9 out of 10 dentists, candy cigarettes are permissible as well.

Since I’m on the topic, I’d like to touch on a couple of things. Once upon a time, cigar cutters were prohibited, but these are permissible to pack in your carry-on luggage.

LightersLighters were also once prohibited as a result of a congressional mandate, but the ban was lifted in 2007 to allow our officers to spend more time looking for threats. (Over 11 million lighters were surrendered in 2006) Keep in mind that torch lighters are not allowed. For more information on traveling with lighters and matches, click here.

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