DC Circ. Asked To Undo DOT's Ban Of E-Cigs On Flights

Law360, New York (August 10, 2016, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association pressed the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to vacate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently imposed rule that explicitly bans electronic cigarette use on commercial flights.

The nonprofits, in addition to an individual named Gordon Cummings, filed an opening brief in their challenge to a final rule issued by the department in March, arguing that the agency improperly banned the use of e-cigarettes under the anti-smoking statute because "e-cigarettes do not burn (or even contain)...
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