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Cumbria landlord bans e-cigs from pub

A Cumbria pub landlord has become one of the first in the county to ban electronic cigarettes from his premises for health reasons.

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DEBATE An e-cigarette. Inset, Craig Sherrington

E-cigs, using vapour containing nicotine, are legal and are sold in many pubs, supermarkets and shops.

But Craig Sherrington, landlord at the General Burgoyne in Great Urswick, is worried the largely untested products could be a health hazard to his staff and customers.

He said: “We’re worried about it because there are unknown risks. We don’t want to subject our staff and customers to something that’s not been tested.”

The ban comes as Wales debates whether to introduce a blanket ban on the use of e-cigs in enclosed public places.

Welsh health minister Professor Mark Drakeford said officials were considering a ban amid concerns the products could “re-normalise” the use of conventional cigarettes.

More than 1.3 million people now use electronic cigarettes in Britain but the public health community is divided.

Some believe they are lifesavers because it is the tar in tobacco that kills, not the nicotine. Others say we should be trying to wean addicts off nicotine and say e-cigarettes normalise the habit of smoking.

Both British American Tobacco and Philip Morris are now making and marketing electronic cigarettes. Many of them look exactly like cigarettes.

The UK government wanted e-cigarettes to be regulated as medical devices, which would have required stringent testing. But the European Parliament has decreed they are consumer products unless cartridges contain more than 20mg of nicotine.

The Department of Health has yet to decide what it will do about e-cigarettes and so-called “vaping”.

Mr Sherrington said: “We just felt it was the right way to go. We don’t want nicotine in the pub. People have been pretty understanding about it. They’ve just gone outside, which is fine.”

Have your say

What is it about Smokers?
They complain about not being able to smoke in pubs but Wetherspoons have gained ground offering a smoke free environment food. The only pubs that have gone to the wall are those that were dinosaurs anyway. If you wish to indulge in your foul habit , do so at home. Not in the street, not outside pubs. Your addiction is just that , nothing else. It is not a right.

Posted by Wazzak on 20 April 2014 at 16:15

Smoker, jeez, where do I start?
1. Ecig manufacturers don't make health claims as Ecigs are not a medicine, but an alternative to real cigs.
2. We vaper don't inhale “pure” Nicotine the Nic in my juice is at 1.8% (much less than a real cig).
3. “May” - you say that a lot, “may” is not proof, it;s just your perception, well, it might be!
4. You have to be 18 to own and use a credit card to buy on line, and shops wont sell to under 18's (even though it's not the law yet).
5. Ecigs do produce vaper, the the Nic content is lower than usually found in the human body, and yes, you can get Nic from other sources (tomatoes for example).
6. Some people have a sensitivity to Propylene Glycol – but only the vaper, NO ONE else.
7. What would be the point of putting “do not inhale” on an E-cig refill???

As for the rest of your “post” I'm not even going to bother to reply, because it's plain you have done NO research.

Ecigs are 99.9% safer than real cigs to the vaper and are of no consequence to no vapers.

Posted by Whipitup on 6 April 2014 at 17:48

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