Smoking has been banned on airplanes in the United States since February 25, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Smoke-Free Environment Act into law. The Act prohibited smoking on all domestic flights of two hours or less, and on all international flights.
Other related questions:
Q: When was smoking on a plane legal?
A: Smoking on planes was legal until the early 1990s.
Q: Why did they ban smoking on planes?
A: The main reason for banning smoking on planes is to protect passengers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is the smoke that is exhaled by a smoker and the smoke that comes from the end of a lit cigarette. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including more than 70 that can cause cancer.
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