First airport e-cigarette zone to open at London's Heathrow

Last updated 08:02 18/11/2013

Relevant offers


Townsville media track down stranded John Key Travellers share their best New Zealand fine dining picks in TripAdvisor awards AJ Hackett to open new "world's highest bungy" - in China Queenstown's 'shoulder season' disappearing as more tourists arrive Daniel the emotional support duck takes his first plane ride, soars in popularity New York enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $10,000 British Airways shares travel deal by rival airline, Virgin Atlantic, to millions of fans North Korea's newest zoo attraction is a chimpanzee trained to smoke cigarettes Emirates' A380, the world's largest passenger plane, is about to land in Christchurch International Airport Malaysia Airlines to use A380 in transporting hajji to Mecca

Electronic cigarette maker Gamucci is to open the world's first airport "vaping zone" for e-cigarette users at London's Heathrow later this month, highlighting the rise of the smoke-free devices.

The new indoor zone, measuring 30 square meters, will open on November 25 in the international departure lounge at Terminal 4, with entry restricted to those aged 18 and over, Gamucci said in a statement .

Sales of e-cigarettes have boomed in recent years, prompted in part by restrictions on smoking.

The battery-driven devices allow users to inhale nicotine-laced vapor and are seen as a less harmful alternative to smoking.

Governments are currently struggling to work out the best way to regulate them.

Britain decided in June to regulate them as medicines from 2016 but European parliamentarians last month rejected the idea of doing the same across the European Union.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content