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DC Circ. Affirms DOT's E-Cig Ban On Commercial Flights

Law360, New York (July 21, 2017, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A divided D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the U.S. Department of Transportation's ban on electronic cigarette use on commercial flights, saying the regulation reasonably squared with federal law banning traditional smoking on airplanes to protect passengers’ health and to maintain safe and adequate air transportation.

In a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit panel rejected a petition for review filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association and Gordon Cummings, an e-cigarette user who regularly travels by airplane, seeking to vacate the...
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