Hi, not sure if this is in the right sub-forum or not but here goes...
I am wondering what peoples thoughts are on the use of e-cigarettes? We currently have a food safety policy which stipulates the use of smoking on site eg we have designated smoking areas for employees which are outside.
I was recently approached by a member from our HR team with a question which had been put to her in regards to the use of e-cigarettes and if it would be appropriate for them to be used within the staff amenities eg the canteen, as they are a vapour, not actually cigarette smoke etc. Keeping in mind that the whole purpose of people using e-cigarettes is to quit, hence there would be an understandable reluctance to be sent outside to the designated smoking areas with the rest of the smokers.
I am not comfortable with allowing e-cigarettes to be used within amentities however I can understand the issues with being sent outside to the deisgnated smoking areas.
I am wondering if anyone has encountered similar problems or if anyone has a set policy in regards to this? The only solution maybe to ban them from the site but I would love to hear any other ideas.