No e-cig­a­rettes in checked lug­gage

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - DESTINATIONS -

While I have no in­for­ma­tion on what Canada’s trans­porta­tion agency will do on a long-term ba­sis, in the United States, the Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment has is­sued a rul­ing per­ma­nently ban­ning trans­port­ing e-cig­a­rettes in checked bag­gage. In Novem­ber they had passed a tem­po­rary ban un­til af­ter more in­ten­sive re­search could be com­pleted. They have now con­cluded that e-cig­a­rettes can catch fire dur­ing a flight, and in the in­ter­ests of safety have banned them from lug­gage. In a state­ment, Trans­porta­tion Sec­re­tary An­thony Fox said, “Fire haz­ards in flight are par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous. Ban­ning e-cig­a­rettes from checked bags is a pru­dent and im­por­tant safety mea­sure. How­ever they still can be car­ried on board so long as they are not used in any man­ner dur­ing the flight.

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