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HEALTH AND SAFETY: E-cigarettes: smoking out the issues

06 June 2014  

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes means that employers need to draw up a policy on their use at work, advises Siobhan Atkin

The charity Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people in the UK are currently using electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes). Although they could mean fewer smoking breaks and less health-related absence, many employers, including the House of Commons, have banned e-cigarettes in the workplace. This article reviews the use of e-cigarettes at work and considers what advice in-house lawyers and employment practitioners should give businesses in light of this growing phenomenon.

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