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Electronic cigarettes have been prohibited in aircraft holds by all airlines since 15 June, following a decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) due to overheating fire risks of the lithium-ion batteries. Transportation of electronic cigarettes is nevertheless permitted in the cabin. Thierry Pradet, Operations Manager - Europe Airpost: "Banning them from the hold allows us to monitor them in the cabin, with intervention possibilities if necessary".

To inform passengers, companies such as Europe Airpost have updated their website, and also passed the information on to tour operators and travel agents, together with a reminder at check-in counters. A new measure, not yet known to all users.

E-cigarette smoking is prohibited on board, and the recharging of electronic cigarette batteries, is strictly prohibited in the cabin.

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  • Chris Price
    Posté the 08/25/2015 7:07 pm

    It is impossible to 'smoke' an ecig as there is no smoke. They can be used, or vaped. If you check your dictionary, the correct term is vape or vaping. They produce a vapour that is almost identical to that delivered by asthma inhalers except that it has been made visible, and it is not usual to describe use of an inhaler as smoking.

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  • Thami
    Posté the 09/29/2015 8:39 am

    Has there been a pronouncement made on Power Banks Charges by ICAO to be carried by air?

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  • yes (guest)
    Posté the 08/26/2015 7:54 am

    You should also bann all mobiles portable power banks chargers as well as mobiles and laptops and all the electronic devices since they all using lithium ion batteries

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