Here’s a diversion from some of the weightier news items you may be reading today. Jaunted editor Juliana Shallcross writes about a recent Delta flight she shared with Bobby Brown and how she witnessed him smoking an e-cigarette.
Until I read her story, I never gave much thought to e-cigarettes, the flameless and smokeless electronic alternative to the real thing.
Just like real cigarettes, you’re not allowed to smoke them on a plane, but that prohibition comes from the airlines rather than the government. There’s no clear guidance from the Department of Transportation or the FAA, so all of the U.S. carriers have stepped in and banned them. I guess it’s an example of the laws not keeping up with technology.
Back to Bobby Brown, I guess he didn’t pay attention to the Delta inflight safety video…
“Smoking, is NOOTT allowed!”
Here’s a link to the story.