Ryanair Introduces Smokeless Cigarettes On Flights

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Resisting the urge to smoke on board an airplane is still a challenge for some travelers. The Irish discount carrier Ryanair offers cigarettes on board — smokeless cigarettes. They're odor-free, smoke-free and cost $8.75 for a pack of 10.


Resisting the urge to smoke on board an airplane is still a challenge for some travelers. And our last word in business today comes from the Irish discount carrier Ryanair. The last word is please smoke.

The no-frills airline now offers cigarettes on board - not your standard Marlboros. Ryanair's newest duty-free product is a smokeless cigarette, we're told. They are supposedly odor-free and smoke-free and they cost $8.75 for a pack of 10. A Ryanair spokesman calls this a win-win proposition. The airline makes money, smokers get their nicotine fix, and hopefully everyone enjoys a stress-free flight.

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