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3. 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



Rochester Park Board bans e-cigs in Mayo Civic Center.
Open link



Shopworker breaks Mothercare e-cig ban and loses job.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Rochester Council bans smoking and e-cigs outside the library.
Open link



South Tulsa restaurant bans e-cigarettes.
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Marblehead, Massachusetts, set to join towns banning e-cigarettes.
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Washington - Spokane Public Schools ban e-cigarettes.
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E-cigarettes banned from Lawton Public Schools school property.
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Fort Smith public library bans e-cigarettes.
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E-Cigarettes banned at the Daily Express newspaper - despite it promoting them on behalf of one of its e-cigarette advertisers!
Open Link



Guthrie, Oklahoma, banning vaporizers and e-cigarettes from schools.
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Salford council bans staff from using e-cigarettes in public view - close to any of its buildings.
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Oklahoma State University seeks ban on electronic cigarettes for all campuses:
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E-cigs are banned in Lincoln council buildings.
Open link 1, Open link 2



Vista City, Sand Diego, California bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
Open link 1, Open link 2



Oklahoma town of Ada follows towns of Maude, Tecumseh and Shawnee in banning e-cigarettes on public property.
Open link 1, Open link 2, Open link 3



The managing board of Colombus Metropolitan Library has banned e-cigs.
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Levittown Schools to Ban Electronic Cigarettes.
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Evanston's city council declare e-cigs to be illegal in all Evanston businesses, restaurants and other public spaces.
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Alhambra City Council votes to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in public places in Alhambra.
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The Dolphin Inn at Yaddlethorpe, a well known and popular Scunthorpe pub, has banned e-cigarettes.
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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

Local e-cig ban news reports 3 - this page...

Local e-cig ban news reports 4

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1st published 23rd November 2013. Updated 5th December 2013


"I don't accept that smokers are addicted to tobacco. I think they have a habit... I believe the majority of smokers  could stop tomorrow - no, today - if they really wanted to."

Dr. Sandy Macara,
British Medical Association, 1996

"The nicotine inhalation habit induces a psychological dependency habit similar to that of a 43 year old teenager still living at home with mum and dad...

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."

TSS Supporters, 2013


E-Cigarette Health Warning


E-Cigarettes Banned