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FAA warns of fire danger caused by e-cigarettes on planes
FAA warns of fire danger caused by e-cigarettes on planes

Electronic cigarettes, the hip alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, may pose a fire hazard when they are put in checked luggage on planes. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to commercial airlines, suggesting that they require passengers to put e-cigarettes in carry-on bags only. The International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, issued a similar recommendation in December. The FAA warning cited an incident in August at Boston's Logan Airport where an e-cigarette in luggage in the cargo hold of a plane caused a fire that spurred an airplane evacuation on the tarmac. This month an e-cigarette in a checked bag...

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