Electronic cigarettes

Person using a vape


There is evidence from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that some e-cigarettes currently on the market do not meet appropriate standards of safety, quality and efficacy, and that “levels of contamination” have been found in some products. For this reason, e-cigarettes will have to be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016.

In addition to the unknown health risks, the heated element is a potential fire risk and the contents of an e-cigarette can be hazardous if it breaks. Although it is not unlawful to permit the ‘smoking’ of e-cigarettes in the workplace, we would advise against it and suggest that an outside area (not the smoking area) should be set aside for the use of these devices.

Get more information

Pop in your details and we'll call you straight back

We'll get back to you as soon as we can.