Airlines: Leave the Butts Behind

Leave the Butts Behind

"The captain has turned off the no smoking sign" are words that will no & longer be heard on most U.S. planes. In 1988 a congressional ban on smoking aboard flights lasting less than two hours took effect. Now legislators have reached an agreement to forbid smoking on all commercial flights within the continental U.S. and on flights of six hours or less between the mainland and Alaska and Hawaii. The legislation, which is expected to pass both the House and Senate, also applies to foreign airlines for any part of their flights within the U.S. Flight attendants worried about their...

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