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Author Topic: The legalities of 'vaping'  (Read 2401 times)

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The legalities of 'vaping'
« on: 07 February, 2012, 10:25:38 AM »
I've recently given up smoking and taken up vaping - or using an electronic cigarette in other words.
What, if any, are the rules and regs on doing it indoors? (Public indoors I mean).

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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #1 on: 07 February, 2012, 10:37:08 AM »
The law  covering the smoking ban in the UK refers to tobacco/ or any combustible material based products, such as herbal mixtures. Electronic cigarettes do not have any tobacco in them, and no substance is burned in the process of using the electronic cigarette.
 
The law passed enforcing the smoking ban is the Health Act, 2006. This Act banned the use of tobacco and other combustible based cigarettes in public places including the work place.

In the context of Part 1 of the Act 'smoking' means to smoke tobacco or any other substance or mixture which can be smoked. This subsection further clarifies that a person is to be taken as smoking if the person holds or is otherwise in possession or control of lit tobacco or any other lit substance or mixture which can be smoked.
 The operative word being "lit".
« Last Edit: 07 February, 2012, 10:44:30 AM by antonymous »
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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #2 on: 07 February, 2012, 10:52:31 AM »
How marvellous!

I have to say I can recommend it - no 'real' cigs since last Friday and I've not machine-gunned anyone yet  Joy

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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #3 on: 07 February, 2012, 10:53:52 AM »
Ryanair cheerfully flog electronic cigarettes for consumption on their planes, so it must be legit.

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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #4 on: 07 February, 2012, 10:59:07 AM »
How marvellous!

I have to say I can recommend it - no 'real' cigs since last Friday and I've not machine-gunned anyone yet  Joy
Early days yet ! Where did you get the machine-gun anyway? ???
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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #5 on: 07 February, 2012, 11:54:04 AM »
True, but when I gave up before I think the murderous intent came to the fore before three days - we'll see, but so far so good.

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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #6 on: 07 February, 2012, 03:16:11 PM »
Even in the Brewers Arms, an otherwise civilised refuge from this zany world, the owners prefer people not to 'smoke' electronic ciggies because it can upset the well-behaved and nicotine-deprived clientelle who have just been standing outside in a snow drift in minus 5 degrees while the smug electronic puffer is still happily in the bar by the fire.

So I think there is a moral duty, if not a legally enforced duty to have a care for others who haven't got an electronic snout and who are really gasping for a 'real thing'.

It'd be a bit like zooming into a vegan restaurant with a blood red T Bone Steak dripping gore and scoffing it in front of the customers only to confess (much) later that it was actually cunningly made of mung beans.
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Re: The legalities of 'vaping'
« Reply #7 on: 07 February, 2012, 03:38:50 PM »
I must say I do still go outside here at work - it's a good reason to have a few minutes away from phones and a computer screen.