An Electronic cigarette or e cigarette does not contain tobacco or produce passive smoke. Passive smoke generated from tobacco cigarettes and cigars is the prime concern of the smoking ban because non-smokers are forced to inhale tobacco smoke without choice.
Currently in the UK electronic cigarettes are not governed by the smoking ban or restricted by tobacco laws due to the cigarette construction and contents. Additionally and more importantly e cigarettes are not subject to the high tobacco tax rates. However the loss of tobacco tax revenue is a massive concern for governments worldwide and it could be argued that this is possibly the main driver behind the much publised future regulation and restriction being discussed!
In terms of the law as it currently stands, e cigarettes can be used, with the proprietor's permission, in any premises that was affected by the introduction of the Health Act 2006.
Let's consider a summary of the current (2015) UK Laws >
•Electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco and so do not produce smoke hence they are currently exempt from the UK smoking ban and can be used in public places legally.
•Electronic cigarettes cannot be marketed as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) due to the fact that they do not have the required license of NRT products.
•Most responsible retailers like Darthvaper require you to be over 18, the legal age in the UK to purchase tobacco products, to purchase any e cig related product.
House Of Vapour Limited
246-248 Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, Pontefract, WF9 2AL
Tel: 01977 647969
Electronic Cigarettes may be hazardous to health and are not suitable for use by: persons under the age of 18 years; persons who are allergic/sensitive to nicotine; pregnant or breast-feeding women; persons who should avoid using tobacco or nicotine products for medical reasons; or persons with an unstable heart condition, severe hypertension or diabetes.
Keep all E Cigarette products out of reach of children.
Darthvaper reserves the right to cancel any transaction where it reasonably believes the purchaser is either not, of the required legal age to purchase conventional tobacco products, or is suspected to be purchasing products on behalf of a minor.
House Of Vapour Limited actively encourages people not to take up a nicotine habit. If you are not already a smoker then please do not buy our products.
Trademarks are only provided to give you an idea of the flavours of the e-liquid, and we are NOT endorsed or in association with any brands.
Warning: nicotine is a poison; nicotine is harmful and should always be locked away in a safe place.
If any nicotine product is consumed, seek medical assistance immediately.