The FDA has yet to issue a federal ruling on the sale, marketing and use of electronic cigarettes so local officials are left to decide how to regulate these devices in their own jurisdiction.
Electronic cigarettes are currently not allowed in airplanes, but different airports have different rules on the use of ecigs inside the terminal. Some allow people to vape anywhere within the property, some allow e-cigarettes only in smoking areas, while some ban them outright. In case you are thinking of taking your ecig with you when you travel, here is a short list of ecig rules in major US airports.
Airports that allow the use of electronic cigarettes:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Miami International Airport
Airports that allow electronic cigarettes in smoking-designated areas:
San Francisco International Airport
O’Hare International Airport (Chicago)
Chicago Midway International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
In New York City airports, ecig rules are even more confusing as the two main international airports both ban and permit vaping in different terminals.
The state of New York does not have specific laws governing indoor use of v2 cigs electronic cigarettes so businesses are allowed to make their own policies. Although the New York Port Authority oversees both international airports in the city, it leases some terminals to airlines and private companies.
Terminal B of LaGuardia International is operated by the New York Port Authority so e-cigarette use is banned there. Terminals C and D are operated by Delta Airlines, which allows vaping up to the boarding gate.
At John F. Kennedy International, e-cigarette use is prohibited in Terminal 5 which is operated by JetBlue. Terminal 2, also operated by Delta, is e-cig friendly.
New York City and Chicago are considering to extend the tobacco ban to e-cigarettes so they cannot be used in public spaces. If the measure passes, electronic cigarettes will no longer be allowed in any of the airports’ public areas.
The v2 cigs coupons electronic cigarettes is one of the hottest markets today, growing by around 30% annually in the last three years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of people who had tried e-cigarettes in 2011 doubled the number from the previous year.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) said that treating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco cigarettes would “wrongfully perpetuate unfounded fears, myths and common misconceptions about vaporizers.”