9 June 2015
Following the Welsh Government’s announcement that it proposes to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places, ASH issued the following statement:
ASH does not support legislation to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces. While the evidence that secondhand smoke causes harm to bystanders is irrefutable there is little evidence that vapour causes similar harm. Electronic cigarettes have been shown to help people quit smoking and there is no evidence to currently suggest that they act as a gateway to smoking for young people in the UK.
ASH has produced a brief with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to support organisations to develop policies which reflect the needs of their business.
Fact sheets and briefings on electronic cigarettes and their use are available on the regulating nicotine products page of the ASH website.
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