Following the announcement that London Heathrow is to open the world’s first e-cigarette ‘Vaping Zone’, Skyscanner conducted a survey that reveals that more than half (57%) of travellers would like to see such zones opened in other airports.
According to recent reports, an estimated 1.3m* Britons have now switched to e-cigarettes and the survey of 1,000 travellers found it’s not only smokers that are in favour of ‘Vaping Zones’ at airports, with 50% of non-smokers surveyed, saying more airports should offer this facility.
However, while the majority are in favour of ‘Vaping Zones’ within airports, only one in five smokers believe the use of e-cigarettes should be allowed anywhere within the airport building.
While the number of people switching to e-cigarettes is expected to grow, less than half of travellers (40%) are in favour of ‘Vaping Zones’ onboard the aircraft. However, 64% of smokers said they would consider buying and using them onboard if they were available.
However, it seems whilst the majority of smokers (72%) are against an overall ban of using e-cigarettes in any public spaces, almost half (45%) of non-smokers surveyed said ‘Vaping’ in public spaces should be banned.
*Latest figure sourced from MHRA