Many people have purchased an electric cigarette and are unsure if it is ok to bring on an airplane and worried that the TSA might harass you if you try to pass it through customs. One person who purchased theirs had this question.
“I just bought an electronic cigarette and want to smoke it on a jet, could i just put it in my pocket and carry it on or what?”
I can speak from personal experience on this subject. I had my Solar Cigarette electric cigarette in my pocket and I had my refill cartridges in my laptop bag. I put them through the x-ray machine and all of the TSA started gathering around the screen and I just knew it had to be me because my laptop came out and my wife had all of her things but still, no laptop bag for me.
The gentleman said “whose bag is this?” Mine I exclaimed.
“Do you mind if we look through it?” “Sure go ahead, but what you are looking for is in the outer compartment.” I replied.
He looked through my bag and found the cartridges and his look on his face was of embarrassment. He told me “out of all these people in this airport, I should of known what it is, an electric cigarette.”
We chatted for a minute because he also was using an electric cigarette as well and pulled it out of his pocket to show me.
So to answer the question of whether the TSA will take it away, they can’t take it away but they may take a deeper look into it until these electric cigarette become more popular, which they are.