According to The Associated Press, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently stated in a letter to Senator Lautenberg that they now interpret smoking regulations to include electronic cigarettes. Because the health effects of e cigs are still unknown, officials such as Lautenberg are worried non smoking passengers will be affected by the vapor.
Smokers can, however, store their e cigs in their carryon luggage. Small bottle of e juice can even be stored in their quart sized bags with other acceptable liquids. Many TSA workers viewing personal items through security are now aware of the electronic devices.
Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular. They have helped thousands quit traditional cigarettes. Thousands more are making the switch every week. The chemical free alternative is not specifically marketed as a smoking cessation product. However, those trying to quit have had much better success kicking the habit using these devices.