Q: Smoking on flight deck

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:50 
From:         "Andrew L. Stern" <astern@ccsnet.com>
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With my first novel getting closer to publication, I'm working on my
second--a news media thriller with an aviation "twist."

I have a scene in the cockpit of an airliner, where the captain lights up a
cigarette. The cigarette has nothing to do with the plot--he happens to be
a smoker.

My question is: Last I heard, the FAA allows the cockpit crew to smoke,
because of nicotene's benefits with regard to alertness.  I would very much
appreciate if someone in the know could tell me if this is still true?

Please e-mail me, because I don't see all the posts.

Thanks,

Andy