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2. 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.


News Report & Link



Electronic cigarettes are banned on Hennepin County property.
Open link



St Helens bans e-cigarettes from taxis and council workplaces.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Transport for London staff banned from using e-cigs at work.
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Train operators including C2C, Greater Anglia and First Capital Connect, which operate services in the South East and East Anglia, announce a complete ban on passengers using e-cigarettes.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Starbucks bans electronic cigarettes.
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Mankato, Minnesota - city councillors ban E-cigs at bars and restaurants in the city.
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Electronic cigarettes banned from Arkansas school campuses.
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E-cigarettes banned in public spaces in Premier Inns.
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North Staffordshire hospital has banned staff from using electronic cigarettes in its grounds.
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A full smoking ban, including e-cigarettes, means from October 1st smoking will not be allowed at any of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board‘s sites. The decision will see smoking shelters removed from health sites, a smoking enforcement officer recruited, the banning of e-cigarettes in hospital premises and protocols put in place to support smokers whilst in hospital.
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ban e-cigarettes stating that their safety cannot be guaranteed.
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Duluth, Minnesota, says no to e-cigarettes.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Washington town Reston bans e-cigs in public places in late June.
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Oklahoma school districts banning e-cigs from sporting events.
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E-cigarettes are not allowed on the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District campus.
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Forty state attorneys, including Hawaii, want the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Seal Beach Officials Extend Ban on New E-Cigarette Shops
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Three adverts for e-cigs banned by the Advertising Standards watchdog.
Open link 1, Open link 2, Open link 3



The Cassia County School Board, Burley, Idaho, bans electronic cigarettes.
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Manchester Metropolitan University includes e-cigs in smoking ban.
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Electronic cigarettes banned on Palm Beach County school grounds.
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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

Local e-cig ban news reports 2 - this page...

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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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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