If you have been following this blog, you already know that the Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to amend its existing airline smoking rule to explicitly ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all aircraft in scheduled passenger interstate, intrastate and foreign air transportation. This Regulation would impose fines of up to $3,300 for “smoking” an e-cigarette on an airplane. Those who use an e-cigarette would be treated exactly as if they were smoking a combusted tobacco product.
The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, along with The Competitive Enterprise Institute, has submitted a comment to the Department of Transportation. The CEI is a non-profit organization that focuses on regulatory issues, especially on raising public understanding of the often-hidden costs of over-regulation and was instrumental in helping CASAA craft this comprehensive and informative comment to the DOT!
You may read the full text here.