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E-cigs in taxis could be banned in Ribble Valley taxis

Lancashire Telegraph: E-cigs in taxis could be banned in Ribble Valley taxis E-cigs in taxis could be banned in Ribble Valley taxis

SMOKING electronic cigarettes in taxis in the Ribble Valley could be banned under plans to be discussed today.

The borough council’s licensing committee will consider the proposal after the council received a query from a taxi driver over whether the existing smoking ban included electronic cigarettes. The council’s current conditions for taxi drivers state that they must ‘not smoke in the vehicle, or permit any passenger to smoke in the vehicle’.

Smoking is defined in the 2006 Health Act as ‘smoking tobacco, or anything which contains tobacco’, and being ‘in possession of lit tobacco’.The statutory definition of smoking does not include electronic cigarettes and other forms of vapour- producing smoking devices.

Councillors will decide whether to amend the standard conditions to include electronic cigarettes.

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3:03pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Frisson says...

it is water vapour that comes out of the e-cigs. Nothing harmful at all.
it is water vapour that comes out of the e-cigs. Nothing harmful at all. Frisson
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Stone Island: says...

Maybe they could enforce the ban on real ones first, as I've been in several that have obviously been smoked in.
Maybe they could enforce the ban on real ones first, as I've been in several that have obviously been smoked in. Stone Island:
  • Score: 5

3:56pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Just an observer says...

At least they do not STINK like cigarettes, try BANNING the taxi driver from smoking in THEIR PLACE OF WORK, i would REFUSE a taxi if i smell smoke in it.
At least they do not STINK like cigarettes, try BANNING the taxi driver from smoking in THEIR PLACE OF WORK, i would REFUSE a taxi if i smell smoke in it. Just an observer
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Tue 18 Mar 14

woolywords says...

Are they going to ban chewing tobacco too?
Perhaps a ban on nicotine gum, as well?
Are they going to ban chewing tobacco too? Perhaps a ban on nicotine gum, as well? woolywords
  • Score: 4

11:35pm Tue 18 Mar 14

adamdesk says...

money talks anything accepted in taxis
money talks anything accepted in taxis adamdesk
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