No more puffing on e-cigs on commercial flights

March 2, 2016 5:11 PM

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the new rule Wednesday, calling it an effort to prevent vulnerable passengers from being exposed to harmful chemicals. The measure applies to flights into and out of the United States, along with domestic and international carriers.

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