Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigarettes ban

Caerphilly council set to ban e-cigs

Caerphilly council set to ban e-cigs

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A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Banning the use of the so-called ‘e-cigs’ by Caerphilly council employees has moved a step closer after Members of the Caerphilly council’s policy and resources scrutiny committee agreed to amend the council’s long-standing no smoking policy for employees, to include the prohibition of electronic cigarettes.

This will see the use of electronic cigarettes treated in the same way as conventional cigarettes.

The proposed restriction will now go before the council’s cabinet for final approval at a later date.

The move to stop the use of electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles is in line with the stance being taken by the Welsh government, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and other local authorities.

Councillor Christine Forehead, cabinet member for Human Resources and Governance, said: “This move to strengthen our no smoking policy shows that we are doing all we can to ensure we are providing a healthy, smoke-free work environment for our employees.”

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4:27pm Fri 18 Apr 14

sillybilly43 says...

You stupid people. Instead of encouraging cigarette addicts to give up, by the use of electronic cigarettes, you,re pulling the rug from under them...The Welsh assembly otherwise known as the Cardiff Bay Maffia,, are trying to abolish them in most places... Might it be that these cigarettes are very popular, and thus, the Treasury is losing vast amounts in Tax.!! Tough! Less tax to throw into the Overseas Aid pot!! FURIOUS? you bet I am. PLONKERS.
You stupid people. Instead of encouraging cigarette addicts to give up, by the use of electronic cigarettes, you,re pulling the rug from under them...The Welsh assembly otherwise known as the Cardiff Bay Maffia,, are trying to abolish them in most places... Might it be that these cigarettes are very popular, and thus, the Treasury is losing vast amounts in Tax.!! Tough! Less tax to throw into the Overseas Aid pot!! FURIOUS? you bet I am. PLONKERS. sillybilly43
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11:12pm Sat 19 Apr 14

gingertom says...

Caerphilly cbc would do well to sort out the fiasco' s that surround the council and stop telling decent people how to live their lives.
Caerphilly cbc would do well to sort out the fiasco' s that surround the council and stop telling decent people how to live their lives. gingertom
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1:00pm Sun 20 Apr 14

topcoats says...

Message to Christine Forehead - there is NO smoke!! Educate yourselves about ecigs then you will change your stance.
Message to Christine Forehead - there is NO smoke!! Educate yourselves about ecigs then you will change your stance. topcoats
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2:48pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Diesel124 says...

At the ripe age of 51, and having smoked from the age of 17, I am about to arrive at my First Year Anniversary of being tobacco cigarette free thanks to using an e-go E Cigarette. A year ago I was breathless from simply climbing a flight of stairs whereas now I am, for the first time in my life, entering a half marathon and am cycling or walking most places I go. My fitness levels are now much better than those younger than myself (as recently tested). I don't for one minute think that using the device is "good" for me but I do think it is much better than the alternative to which I was addicted for many decades. It deeply saddens me that the CCBC and WAG are taking this course of action and denying to others the full potential of using these products to finally give up an expensive and destructive habit. It would be far better for them to restrict their use by the young (as was the case with cigarettes) and encourage people to take a healthier life choice.
At the ripe age of 51, and having smoked from the age of 17, I am about to arrive at my First Year Anniversary of being tobacco cigarette free thanks to using an e-go E Cigarette. A year ago I was breathless from simply climbing a flight of stairs whereas now I am, for the first time in my life, entering a half marathon and am cycling or walking most places I go. My fitness levels are now much better than those younger than myself (as recently tested). I don't for one minute think that using the device is "good" for me but I do think it is much better than the alternative to which I was addicted for many decades. It deeply saddens me that the CCBC and WAG are taking this course of action and denying to others the full potential of using these products to finally give up an expensive and destructive habit. It would be far better for them to restrict their use by the young (as was the case with cigarettes) and encourage people to take a healthier life choice. Diesel124
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