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E-Cigarettes Pose Fire Hazard in Checked Luggage

E-Cigarettes Pose Fire Hazard in Checked Luggage

The International Civil Organisation (ICAO) has issued a bulletin to all airlines urging them to ban electronic cigarettes, a nicotine delivery device, from all checked-in luggage.

Departing passengers at Dublin Airport T1

Departing passengers at Dublin Airport T1

 

The ICAO bulletin outlines a number of recent incidents involving e-cigarettes overheating and, in some cases, causing fires. These could create a catastrophic situation if it were to malfunction in the cargo hold of a passenger  aircraft.

In addition the US Federal Aviation Authority has endorsed this warning by issuing a safety alert to all operators last week. All airlines have been asked to inform all passengers about the dangers that e-cigarettes pose to the safety of all aircraft.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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