Ryanair to sell smokeless cigarettes onboard all flights

22 September 2009

Ryanair has announced that smokers no longer have to worry about long flights without a cigarette as it launches a new range of Smokeless Cigarettes to ensure passengers get their required nicotine “hit” without breaking the law by “lighting up” onboard their aircraft.

In a recent survey, over 24,000 Ryanair passengers said they would like to smoke during flights. However, smoking on commercial flights has been illegal since the 1990s but now, to cater to passengers’ demands, Ryanair has introduced Similar Smokeless Cigarettes which look and feel like a real cigarette and deliver a small amount of nicotine through inhalation – passengers do not light the “cigarette”.

Ryanair’s new Similar Smokeless Cigarettes are available to passengers over eighteen years of age and are sold in packs of ten onboard all Ryanair flights for just £6. Similar Smokeless Cigarettes contain no toxins or chemicals and are harmless to the user and to those around them.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Ryanair’s low fares, unrivalled punctuality, least lost bags and fewest cancellations of any major European airline deliver exactly what passengers want. Now, to help passengers who like to smoke and find it difficult to travel on an aircraft for a couple of hours without getting their nicotine hit, Ryanair has launched Similar Smokeless Cigarettes.

“Ryanair’s Smokeless Cigarettes deliver a similar level of nicotine to traditional cigarettes and are available in packs of ten for just £6. As these cigarettes are smokeless they cause no discomfort to other passengers and can ensure a more enjoyable and stress free flight for all passengers, as non-smokers will no longer have to cope with moody smokers in need of nicotine.”

Smokeless Director Chris Parsons said: “Yet another first for Ryanair – now it’s also the smokers’ favourite airline.”

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