eCigarettes and electronic cigarettes
eCigarettes or electronic cigarettes are a Portable Electronic Device used in place of a lighted cigarette for the inhalation of nicotine vapours.
An ampoule of nicotine in liquid form is heated by a lithium battery powered element as the users inhales the fumes into their lungs in a manner similar to smoking a cigarette.
However, in this case there is no fire, burning or smoke and a small red/orange light is activated to give the appearance of the device being a lighted cigarette.
These items are regarded as Portable Electronic Devices.
They may be carried in accordance with the Provisions for Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers and Crew found in Part 8 of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
These should be carried on the person or in carry-on baggage only.
Applicable safety requirements relating to the carriage of Spare Lithium batteries apply.
Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals; e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or by placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch) and carried in carry-on baggage only.
Airlines may restrict or prohibit the use of these articles onboard aircraft in the same manner as other Portable Electronic Devices.