E-cigarettes: workplace divided on how to respond

‘Some of our employees have started to use e-cigarettes at their desks and while some line managers do not mind this, others want to stamp it out. What can we do? Can we ban e-cigarettes in the office?’

Tina Ranales-Cotos, barrister at Kings Chambers, says that the short answer is yes, you can ban them, but you are not required to do so by law. Electronic cigarettes are tobacco-free devices and do not break the law in terms of the 2007 smoking ban…

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