Question: Should people be allowed to use e-cigarettes in public places such as trains, offices and restaurants?

Your feedback: Yes 11% (7 respondents) No 89% (59 respondents)

Your comments: 

Against Vaping in Public

“E cigarette users CHOOSE to vape and that is their choice. My choice NOT to use these ridiculous things would be compromised if they are allowed in public spaces. I am concerned that I would be subjected to the disgusting smell and worse, the inhalation of chemicals, used in them. They should absolutely NOT be allowed in public, shared, places.”

“Although the health benefits are there for the smokers, the amount of smoke exhaled can be unpleasant for others nearby. This could be so particularly in restaurants/cafes as the smoke is often scented and could spoil others eating enjoyment.”

“Definitely not – you can be walking along the street and next thing you are enveloped in a cloud of stinking vapour from one of these devices – no way in a confined space”

“There is no smoking on trains or in public places. Why allow vaping? No one needs to vape. Most vaping has an odour which I do not like.”

“Possibly less of a risk for the user, as it is too early to tell of the long term effects. – Still disgusting to be near someone who vapes!”

“Many years ago smoking was said or thought to be safe. Years latter we learned the truth so let us not make the same mistake again”

“Personally I find they make me choke if I am near anyone using them, I have asthma and can hardly breathe if I inhale, also the smells give me a migraine. They should not be tolerated in public areas anymore than cigarette smoking is.”

“I have Raynaud’s Syndrome and inhaling nicotine can trigger attacks, for example at bus stops. In an enclosed space it would be a lot worse because it would be in the air – at least at a bus stop I can walk away from the smoker.”

“As an autistic person I find the vapours overwhelming – I could not be close to someone vaping”

“They may not have the tar and smell of cigarettes but they are still breathing out Nicotine, which I am allergic to. The only difference is I don’t get any warning to avoid them unless I actually see them.”

“Vaping is in its infancy, the medical and scientific fields do not know anything about its potential side effects and so given tobaccos history, vaping should remain banned until there is 100% categorical evidence that there is no danger from it to users and passive victims!”

For Vaping in Public
“They may not have the tar and smell of cigarettes but they are still breathing out Nicotine, which I am allergic to. The only difference is I don’t get any warning to avoid them unless I actually see them.”

“I don’t mind it and others shouldn’t either. It’s about time that the government and citizens saw sense that nicotine isn’t harmful, much less so than alcohol, and it’s the other chemicals in cigarette smoke that causes the cancer, not nicotine. Therefore, vapes should be allowed to be used in public spaces and people should stop whining basically.”