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Torch Lighters

Carry On Bags: 
No
Checked Bags: 
No

Torch lighters create a thin, needle-like flame that is hotter (reaching 2,500 F) and more intense than those from common lighters. Torch lighters are often used for pipes and cigars, and maintain a consistent stream of air-propelled fire regardless of the angle at which it is held.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.