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Flying with tobacco

While smoking, and vaping, are prohibited on aircraft passengers may carry these items on the plane with them for use at their destination. There are specific rules about what can be carried with you, and by being prepared in advance, you’ll save yourself time at the airport. For those traveling with e-cigs, vape pens and other electronic nicotine delivery items, all of these must be kept in your carry on. Due to the battery power and heating elements contained within, they may not be checked. Be sure to verify specific rules with your carrier. The liquids for your electronic vape devices can only be carried on if it is in a 3.4 ounce container or less; otherwise, you must check these items. As with all other liquids, if you’re carrying on your e-cig liquid, it must be placed into your 3-1-1 bag for scanning. Lighters must be carried on and there is a limit of 1 per person. You may also carry on one book of safety matches. Neither of these items may be checked. If you’ll need more, buy them when you get to your destination. Torch lighters, which have very thin flames, and get very hot, may not be transported aboard an aircraft at all. As for regular cigarettes, you may carry a pack onto the plane and place others in your checked luggage but, of course, smoking of any kind is prohibited on the aircraft. Cigars can also be carried aboard the aircraft, but you should check your cigar cutter as, generally speaking, sharp objects are prohibited from being carried aboard. Again, be sure to check with your specific carrier, and the TSA website to be sure that you have the most up to date information.  

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