Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed premises in the workplace.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, temporary workers, clients and visitors.
Appropriate ‘no-smoking’ signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises, and in all smoke-free vehicles.
Whilst the use of e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems (referred to in this policy as e-cigarettes) currently falls outside the scope of smoke-free legislation, the long-term health effects of the use of these devices are unknown. The vapour from e-cigarettes may be a source of irritation for some employees and may represent a health risk through passive consumption (as with passive smoking). We have therefore decided that the use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited in in the work place and in company vehicles.
Failure to comply with the terms of this policy will be a disciplinary offence and, given that a breach of this policy may be a criminal offence, is likely to render the employee liable to summary dismissal.