To us warships banned electronic cigarettes

The command of the naval forces of the United States imposed a total ban on «the use, possession, storage and charging» electronic cigarettes on Board all ships, submarines, aircraft and other technical means. The ban applies to military and civilian operating on the objects or visiting them.

The ban is due to the desire to «ensure the safety and well-being of personnel» and save hardware.

The fact that only in the period from October 2015 to June 2016, in the Navy there were 15 explosions of lithium-ion batteries electronic cigarettes. In some cases the sailors were seriously injured, and one of the episodes has led to the fact that because of the smoke, the aircraft had to abort the flight and return to base.

The opportunity to smoke, including electronic cigarettes, is stored at bases in designated areas.

Source: US Navy

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