Cambridgeshire Constabulary Allows Electronic Cigarette Use

Okay, I’ll admit that I have never heard of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.  It’s the police headquarters in an area of Britain, we’ll leave it at that.  What’s important is that the constabulary has taken a factual approach to electronic cigarettes rather than the all too typical banning of them because they look like cigarettes.  Vapor is not smoke and it is healthier, but those are facts that often get ignored in the frenzy to eliminate smoking.

Rather than forcing electronic cigarette users to vape with the smokers (where they might as well still be smoking), they have decided to allow employees to vape while on the job in all non-customer facing areas.

A spokesman for the force is quoted in the Cambridge News as stating, “Following discussion which considered both pros and cons of both visibility and health it was agreed that use of electronic cigarettes would be permitted on police premises although not in front facing areas such as enquiry offices.”

Sure, I’d rather hear this news pertaining to the NYPD, but I suppose we have to start somewhere.  If the Cambridgeshire Constabulary can make their decision on “just the facts, ma’am,” perhaps other employers will see the merits of allowing electronic cigarette use.

1 comment

  1. Great to hear it as us vapers are often tarred with the same brush as smokers, and are made to vape in smoking designated areas!