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DC Circ. Affirms DOT's E-Cig Ban On Commercial Flights ($$)

saying the regulation reasonably squared with federal law banning traditional smoking on airplanes to protect passengers’ health and to maintain safe and adequate air transportation. In a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit panel rejected a petition for revie
Law360
added Jul 22, 2017 16:37
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CEI v DOT: On Petition for Review of a Final Rule of the United States Department of Transportation (PDF)

The final rule defines smoking as the “use of a tobacco product, electronic cigarettes whether or not they are a tobacco product... / The Court’s second theory about the broad meaning of “smoking” suffers from a similarly anachronistic mindset. To wit,
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
added Jul 21, 2017 23:34
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Court Ruling on E-Cigarettes Could Set Dangerous Precedent

By a 2-to-1 majority, the appeals court said that DOT could ban e-cigarette use on planes under Congress’s 1987 no-smoking law for airlines. In a lengthy dissent, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg stated that this was an unjustified distortion of the statute’s m
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
added Jul 21, 2017 18:13
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‘No Smoking’ Also Applies to E-Cigarettes on Flights, Court Says

Vaping is smoking, a federal appeals court ruled, upholding regulation that adds e-cigarettes to an existing ban on the use of traditional tobacco-burning products on commercial flights in the U.S. The decision Friday by the Washington-based court leave
Bloomberg News
added Jul 21, 2017 18:10
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[California] Duncan Hunter, the vaping congressman, vapes again

Both times, Hunter used e-cigarettes to criticize proposals to ban vaping on airplanes. This week, he pulled out two devices to make a point against an amendment to an aviation bill offered by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Jun 30, 2017 22:57
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Congressman vapes during committee meeting to prove point

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)...protested a proposal to ban e-cigarettes on airplanes by vaping in the middle of a markup...pulled out two different devices to illustrate what he argued were flaws in an amendment that Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) o
The Hill
added Jun 28, 2017 14:51
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Lithium Battery Catches Fire on Flight

Although no one was injured on the flight, lithium battery explosions can cause devastating injuries, particularly in cell phone and e-cigarette explosions. Last year, Samsung recalled millions of its Galaxy Note 7 phones because the batteries were catch
National Law Review
added Jun 19, 2017 20:22
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[Asia, Bangladesh] CI seizes contraband cigarettes at HSIA

The Customs Intelligence (CI) seized on Sunday a significant volume of contraband cigarettes worth Tk 1.2 million from the Hazrat Sahjalal International Airport (HSIA). The CI seized 30000 sticks of illegal cigarette in 150 cartons around 12:30 pm.
Financial Express (bd)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:16
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An axe in the cockpit, black triangles on cabin walls and anti-hijacking latches: The little-noticed aircraft fittings that can save your life

Because airlines don't trust passengers not to flout no-smoking rules, particularly in the bathrooms, ashtrays are installed as a safety measure just in case
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:41
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[Asia, India] Call to bar airport tobacco sales

The Union health ministry has directed civil aviation authorities to ban the sale of tobacco from shops near "smoking rooms" in airports, a new move to implement provisions in the country's tobacco control laws. A senior health official has written to th
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Jun 7, 2017 02:06
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