E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as “e-cigarettes”, are battery-powered products that release a visible vapour that contains liquid nicotine that is inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes fall outside the scope of the smoke-free legislation.

While some employers may allow employees to use e-cigarettes in the workplace, many will prefer to ban them, typically in their smoking policy, and inform employees that their use will result in disciplinary action.


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