Air Canada's E-Cigarette Ban To Be More Strictly Upheld After Passenger's 'Vaping' Complaint
Pretty much everyone today can agree that cigarettes are bad. This includes both smokers and non-smokers. The government’s campaign to end smoking seems to have worked well. CDC records shows that in 1965, 42 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes, while in 2012, only 18 percent smoked. This is well on the right tract to their goal of only 12 percent of the population smoking by 2020. Rather than completely giving up smoking, many Americans are opting to switch to e-cigarettes. Due to the novelty, there is not much enforcement on where e-cigarettes should and should not be used. A recent incident has raised the question of where e-cigarettes should be restricted. One passenger on Air Canada complained when she noticed a fellow passenger was allowed to "vape" on his e-cigarettes, even though the airline policy clearly states that "vaping" is not allowed during fligths. Although it’s too late to reprimand the passenger that was vaping on the recent Air Canada flight, this story has caused the airline to clarify their policy regarding e-cigarettes.