Not sure if this has been done before, but if it has just ignore this whole post lol. Decided to put together a list of public places, and try to find out what they're policy on the use of electronic cigarettes is. Some of these places, you probably wouldn't vape in anyway, but for the sake of sending an email i thought it was worth clarifying. Some places (Particularly airlines!) make it notoriously difficult to contact, but i've managed to track down a few email address's, and the majority of them have there policy somewhere on there site. Here's what i've got so far:
Quote:We do not permit the use of electronic cigarettes on board any of our flights.
Quote:We have a no smoking policy on board our aircraft and in all our lounges, regardless of the type of device customers would like to 'smoke'.
As electronic cigarettes emit a small amount of mist it can appear that a customer using it is actually 'smoking', which is clearly banned. We therefore recommend that any customers who are travelling whilst quitting smoking use either nicotine patches or other methods to help them during their journey.
Quote:Electronic cigarettes can be taken in either hand or hold baggage but you are not allowed to use them onboard
Quote:Smokeless cigarettes can be taken in either hand or hold baggage and can be used onboard.
Couldn't find anything on site so I'm waiting for a reply to an email.
Quote:The use of a ‘stop smoking’ aid is not permitted if it could in any way give the impression to other passengers that smoking is allowed on board. This means that you can’t use any device that emits vapour, has a power source, or produces a light.
Quote:Electronic cigarettes are not permitted to be used on the aircraft.
Electronic cigarettes cannot be used on board our Aer Lingus flights.
Quote:We do not permit the use of “electronic cigarettes” or similar products.
Think I've covered all the main ones there, although I'm still checking a few.
(Note: From what I've read theirs about a gazillion shopping center's in the uk, so for now I've only done the biggest/most popular 10.
Meadowhall: Awaiting a reply.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, we ask people not to use electronic cigarettes in our Centres. We made this decision to avoid any confusion to shoppers and security staff as they can look very realistic from a distance. Smokers of both electronic and traditional varieties are provided with dedicated areas outside our Centres. This policy is in line with the majority of visitor attractions across the UK.
Hope this helps,
Trafford centre: Awaiting reply.
Liverpool ONE: (Note: I wasn't aware it was an outdoor centre when sending the email, doh! )
Liverpool ONE is an outdoor centre and therefore you can smoke. You will not be allowed to take the electronic cigarette into stores but can use this is the public areas outside.
Liverpool ONE Information Assistant
Thank you for your email. You can use electronic cigarettes in Westfield London Centre
Bluewater kent: Awaiting reply.
I’m afraid that we do not allow Electronic Cigarettes to be used within the Centre.
Thank you for your email. Electronic cigarettes are allowed to be used in the centre however because Bullring operates a no smoking policy you may be stopped by security if they believe you maybe smoking a real cigarette.
Cabot circus: Awaiting reply.
Thank you for your email.
We ask people not to use electronic cigarettes in our centres. We made this decision to avoid any confusion to shoppers and security staff as they can look very realistic from a distance. Smokers of both electronic and traditional varieties are provided with dedicated areas outside our centres. This policy is in line with the majority of visitor attractions across the UK.
Thank you again for your enquiry.
Braehead Shopping Centre
Manchester Arndale: Awaiting reply.
Had a nice guy from Cardiff phone earlier on, Said that it's not advised as it could make other customers feel as though they should be allowed to, the guy that phoned was actually a vaper himself![/quote]
Thanks for contacting me with your query about using electronic cigarettes in our stores.
We don't have any specific policy for these products as there are no health implications for other customers. It would be fine to use them in our stores.
Thanks again for your email, and I hope I've answered your question fully. Please do feel free to get back in touch if you have any further comments or queries.
Asda Service Team
Quote: Dear Sir,
Thanks for your email. We’re always happy to respond any questions or queries our customers may have.
Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and we work hard to ensure all our customers enjoy their experience with us. We want all our customers shop in comfort and confidence.
Our policy on the use of electronic cigarettes states customers are not permitted to use these in our stores. Due to a dose of nicotine, produced as a mist and no available research on the impact of this or the exact chemical content, it is something we’re airing on the side of caution with.
We appreciate you taking the time to contact us and hope this helps.
Waitrose: Awaiting reply.
Thank you for contacting us with regards to the use of e-cigarettes in our stores.
After speaking with my relevant colleagues I am able to advise that it is our policy not to allow the use of e-cigarettes in our stores.
This is not because there are or are not any proven health effects arising from their use but rather that it is difficult for our colleagues as well as other customers to tell whether or not the devices are actually cigarettes especially when vapour is released during their use.
This can cause difficulties in our stores and petrol filling stations and, therefore, to prevent confusion for our colleagues and also prevent distress to other customers we have taken the decision to classify e-cigarettes in the same way as actual smoking materials.
We are currently looking to amend the no smoking signs already present by law in all our stores to make this policy clear.
I hope that I have been able to clarify the matter for you.
WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC
Lidl: Awaiting reply.
Aldi: Awaiting reply.
Co-op: Awaiting reply.
Thank you for taking the time to contact Starbucks Coffee Company with regards to the use of electronic cigarettes in our stores.
I can confirm that we do not allow the use or smoking of cigarettes regardless of their form (including vapor producing ones) in any of our stores.
This has always been our policy as to ensure we preserve the quality of our coffee and consistently offer a comfortable environment for all our customers where they can relax and enjoy their favourite beverage.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us and I hope we can welcome you back to your local store soon.
We appreciate your interest in Starbucks.
Customer Care Specialist
Thank you for your email.
We do not have a set policy on this. At present, there are a small number of customers that I am aware of who do use electronic cigarettes in their local branch.
I hope this helps
Head of Customer Services
Caffe Nero Group Lt
coffee republic:Awaiting reply
Quote:Thank you for your email,
Unfortunately we encourage passengers to refrain from using electronic cigarettes on buses.
Stagecoach in Sheffield
National rail: Awaiting reply
Quote:We allow electronic cigarettes in non smoking areas, as long as they do not emit a 'smoke like' vapour, even though this vapour may only be harmless water mist.
In our opinion, cigarettes which emit a 'smoke like' vapour look no different from a real cigarette and if fellow passengers believe that someone is smoking this may result in potential confrontation and unnecessary interventions by staff.
I'm still waiting on a fair few replies, and I'm sending off emails left right and centre so I'll keep this updated if anyones interested, if not let it fall into obscurity lol.
Please feel free to add to this if you know of anywhere.
Thanks for reading,