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Electronic cigarettes, vaping devices

Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems

Description

Electronic smoking devices, like vaporizers (vapes) and e-cigarettes (e-cigs) are battery powered and have a heating element that vaporizes liquid. These devices pose a fire risk and are subject to the following safety precautions:

Carry-On Baggage Only

These devices are prohibited in checked baggage and may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Remember to remove all electronic smoking devices and spare lithium batteries from luggage that is checked at the gate or planeside.

Deactivate Device

Do not use or charge these devices (or spare batteries) while in the aircraft cabin. Protect the device from accidentally turning on the heating element. For example, remove the battery or place the device in a protective case.

Protect Spare Lithium Batteries

When carrying these devices in the aircraft cabin, protect each spare battery from short circuit. For example, use the manufacturer's original packaging, or place each battery in its own case or bag.

Size and Quantity Limits for Carry-On Baggage

Most electronic smoking devices have batteries that meet the size limits. However, larger, specialty devices are prohibited when the lithium batteries exceed 100 watt-hours for rechargeable, lithium ion batteries; or 2 grams of lithium for non-rechargeable, lithium metal batteries.

Check with your airline on any limitations on the number of devices that can be carried for personal use by a passenger.

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This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more_info/?hazmat=52