Ever Wondered Why Do Aeroplanes Have Ashtrays When Smoking Is Not Allowed?

Dealing with the urge to light…

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The war on drugs may be a war every nation is willing to participate in, but the war on nicotine is one that everyone refuses to fight. If the ominous cancer-stricken lungs on the cover of every pack is not enough to dissuade smokers, then very little is. And the consensus shares the concern; which is why, in spite of the fact that smoking on a plane is strictly prohibited, the Federal Aviation Administration still feels the necessity to provide for ashtrays on aeroplanes.

Sure, smoking on private jets is a personal call. If anyone feels the dire need to join the mile-high club and has chartered a million-dollar flight for the entitlement, then more power to them. Smoking on an airplane is a concept that even the most rebellious boarder will agree against. However, the airport authorities do not leave that to the discretion of the folks on the flight.

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