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Vapes On A Plane? What a Riot!

Rumours are flying around on world's first commercial airline that will permit vaping on-board

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Rumours are flying around about the world's first commercial airline that will permit vaping on-board. Planet of the Vapes has seen leaked documents that reveal e-liquid and ethical disposable e-cigarette producer, Riot Labs, has been granted pre-approval to put "Riot Air" into service in 2023.

London, 1st April 2022: E-liquid and disposable e-cigarette producer, Riot Labs, could venture into the airline business, according to a close source.

The official documents, which Planet of the Vapes has seen, reveal the new airline will be called Riot Air and vaping on-board will be permitted, after a change in stance from aviation officials.

The leaked info, first reported here, follows consultation between Riot Labs, various aviation authorities and senior Government transport officials.

The official announcement is expected in the next two weeks, but the source revealed pre-approval on the licence to operate Riot Air has happened and its planes could be put in the skies as soon as mid-2023.

Smoking has been banned on planes since the 1980s, and use of e-cigarettes has never been permitted on aircraft since the devices entered the market.

Planet of the Vapes has also seen early concept drawings of Riot Air, and the fleet will reportedly include refurbished 747s that are fit for on-board vaping. Plans include commercial flights to over 56 countries.

It's hard to quibble with the hard evidence of unclean air and the damaging health impacts of cigarette smoking on-board aircraft. However, NHS and Public Health England continue to support evidence that e-cigarettes are the most effective choice to help people quit smoking. If Riot Labs latest venture does come off, the firm should be applauded for another decisive move from them in the vape sector to help people quit smoking.

Riot Labs has been contacted for an official comment, but so far there has been no formal statement.

As previously reported by Planet of the Vapes, Riot Labs are currently leading the disposable market with its environmentally-0friendly approach to disposable devices -

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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