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Should e-cigs be banned from Ribble Valley cabs?

Lancashire Telegraph: Should  e-cigs be banned from Ribble Valley cabs? Should e-cigs be banned from Ribble Valley cabs?

TAXI drivers in the Ribble Valley are being asked whether electronic cigarettes should be banned from being used in cabs in the borough.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s licensing committee voted last week to set up a consultation period after recommending that e-cigarettes should be considered to be the same as smoking tobacco.

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.

Ahead of the vote, the plans were welcomed by taxi firms in the borough.

The consultation is expected to last around six weeks.

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6:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

shytalk says...

Smoking of real or pretend/electric cigarettes should be banned from all public places, ..Sorry if you smoke and don't agree, but for those of us that don't smoke cigarette smoke smells like someone has stuck a dog t--d under our noses and as much a health risk (especially for anyone with a lung problem ). You wouldn't like it if a non smoker was to place a dog t--d under your nose now would you?
Smoking of real or pretend/electric cigarettes should be banned from all public places, ..Sorry if you smoke and don't agree, but for those of us that don't smoke cigarette smoke smells like someone has stuck a dog t--d under our noses and as much a health risk (especially for anyone with a lung problem ). You wouldn't like it if a non smoker was to place a dog t--d under your nose now would you? shytalk
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12:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

topcoats says...

I understand your point of view but I can assure you that the vapour (NOT smoke) from an electronic cigarette has no smell whatsoever. It is purely water vapour, completely harmless and evaporates almost immediately. Please reconsider your point of view as electronic cigarettes are the best invention since the discovery of antibiotics and will save millions of lives in the future and a huge amount of money to the NHS who have to treat smoke related illnesses. Please, I beg you, google electronic cigarettes to discover the scientific evidence in support of them and how they will have a massive positive impact on Public Health.
I understand your point of view but I can assure you that the vapour (NOT smoke) from an electronic cigarette has no smell whatsoever. It is purely water vapour, completely harmless and evaporates almost immediately. Please reconsider your point of view as electronic cigarettes are the best invention since the discovery of antibiotics and will save millions of lives in the future and a huge amount of money to the NHS who have to treat smoke related illnesses. Please, I beg you, google electronic cigarettes to discover the scientific evidence in support of them and how they will have a massive positive impact on Public Health. topcoats
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