Smoke ’em if you got ’em? At least that’s what one passenger on a recent American Airlines flight thought when he fired up a cigarette midflight. Fortunately, a quick-thinking flight attendant snatched it out of his hand.
For those suffering from a crippling nicotine addiction, a multi-hour flight can be brutal. Fortunately, nicotine gum or patches can help tide you over, but sometimes you just need to burn one. However, here in the United States (and most places around the world), smoking has been banned on planes for many years.
Recently, one passenger tested that ban when he fired one up on an American Airlines flight. The incident was caught on camera by a fellow passenger who tweeted it.
We don’t have many details about the incident, but the person who recorded the video noted that a flight attendant was quick to snatch it out of the man’s hands and put it out.
Smoking on planes remains illegal and here in the United States, you are likely to receive a fine of up to $4,000 if you fire one up midflight. Stick to the gum, folks. Or better yet, kick the nicotine habit altogether.
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