Employers and E-Cigarettes

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“Employers and E-Cigarettes” With the ever growing amount of ex smokers using w cig devices  is important to employers to understand all things e-cig so that can make an informed decision on whether or not to let employees vape at work.
“Employers and E-Cigarettes

An information PDF for employers, from the Electronic Cigarette Consumer Association of the UK.

This Information Sheet from ECCA UK examines e-cigarette use in the workplace. It lays out some of the issues together with the positives and negatives surrounding the topic, with the hope that this will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your own premises.

The issues

Can an employer permit or prohibit e-cigarette use on their premises, indoor or outdoor?

Yes, an employer can do either. E-Cigarettes are not covered by smoking legislation since they have no connection with tobacco cigarettes except a visual similarity: there is no tobacco, no ignition, no combustion, and no smoke. An electronic cigarette creates a form of low-temperature steam. It has more similarities to a medical nicotine inhaler than a tobacco cigarette, although there are significant differences; for example, a visibility ingredient has been added to the vapor so that it can be seen; and as the vapor is designed to feel like smoke, the device heats the vapor.

Employers can prohibit any activity on their property as that is the right of any property owner. Employers can also allow e-cig use without penalty since there is no applicable legislation.”

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