E-cigarettes in the workplace

Louise Walker
21st Nov 2014

E-cigarettes are becoming ever more popular, and as their use increases so too does the debate over whether ‘vaping’ is a healthy alternative to smoking or a dangerous practice with hidden consequences.

 

Starbucks has become the latest company to enter the debate by banning the use of e-cigarettes on its premises, following a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which suggests that e-cigarettes may still be harmful.

 

The European Commission has revised the Tobacco Products Directive and the new provisions will be required to be part of UK law by May 2016. Under the new rules, some e-cigarettes may be classed as medicinal products while others will be subject to regulation.

 

View our expert comments about e-cigarette use in the workplace here.

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