- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say a woman flying into Salt Lake City was escorted off her plane by airport police because she used an e-cigarette during the flight.

Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/22zOd98) that the passenger activated the e-cigarette during a flight from Bozeman, Montana, and refused to put it out.

Volmer says the incident is now a civil matter between the woman and the Federal Aviation Administration.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale vapor for a cigarette-like buzz.

Federal law has banned smoking on all U.S. airline flights since the late 1990s. The U.S. Department of Transportation considered the ban to cover electronic cigarettes, but created a rule explicitly banning their use to avoid confusion.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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