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1. E-Cigarette Bans - News Reports

The following contains some reference links to news reports on the banning of e-cigarettes at a local level by individual policy makers at pubs, restaurants, states, counties, villages, businesses, schools, hospitals, libraries, civic authorities etc.

Many individual policy makers are taking action at the local level and are bannng the public use of e-cigs within their jurisdiction. In general, for a number of reasons, e-cigs are being subjected to similar regulations to tobacco cigarettes, with regard to public display, use, and purchasing restrictions.

It should be noted that the lists of reports on this website will inevitably be incomplete and will represent only a fraction of the number of bans that have been reported in on-line media. Similarly, there will be an even greater number of bans that have been imposed by local policy makers and that have received no publicity or coverage at all in on-line media reports.

The reports listed below can only ever be an incomplete list, but nevertheless are representative of the actions that are being taken against the public use of e-cigarettes.


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The University of Texas at Arlington implements a ban on electronic cigarettes.
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Electronic cigarettes banned on all U.S. flights.
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Finance firm Standard Life say e-cigs breach their strict no-smoking rules and cannot be used at their workers desks - e-cig users will have to go outside to get their fix like regular cigarette users.
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Riverside County, California, adds e-cigarettes to council building ban
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Dexter, Michigan: Council approves smoke-free parks policy, includes ban on e-cigarettes.
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Leeds Criminal Courts ban electronic cigarettes.
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E-cigarettes banned at Lancashire's Blackburn College.
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Shrewsbury Town FC remind all supporters that club policuy is that the use of electronic cigarettes at their Greenhouse Meadow football ground is not permitted.
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Trade Unions say E-cigarettes have no place in the workplace.
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Acton High School bans pupils from bringing electronic cigarettes into school.
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E-cigs banned by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham shopping centres.
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Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Connecticut, Places Ban on E-Cigarettes.
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Electronic cigarettes banned by Brighton school over teen smoking fear.
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Secondary schools ban e-cigarettes.
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First Capital Connect bans electronic cigarettes on trains.
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France bans the use of e-cigarettes in public.
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NHS Fife has revised its smoking policy to include e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems which claim to provide an alternative to traditional smoking.
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JD Wetherspoon bans e-cigarettes from its pubs.
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Electronic cigarette devices banned by Scot Rail:
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Dundee's Abertay University bans electronic cigarettes.
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E-cigs banned by Scotrail, Abertay University, Starbucks, Wetherspoons, Lothian buses, easyJet, Jet2, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Shopping Centres.
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To find out more about the growth in local e-cigarette bans, see the following news reports:

Local e-cig ban news reports 1 - this page...

Local e-cig ban news reports 2

Local e-cig ban news reports 3

Local e-cig ban news reports 4

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1st published 23rd November 2013


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British Medical Association, 1996

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Smokers / vapers are addicted to nicotine inhalation about as much as someone might be addicted to living at home with mum and dad   - where life is made too easy for them to even think of moving out."

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