Our new employee has been puffing on an e-cigarette while working in the shop. We have a no smoking policy, does that apply? What do we do?
While e-cigarettes do not technically produce smoke, they do produce a vapor that has chemicals including nicotine. From a distance, it is actually difficult to tell if an individual is smoking a traditional cigarette or an e-cigarette. For these reasons, it is safe to say that e-cigarettes should be included in your smoking policy but it is advised that the policy be revised to include e-cigarettes as an example of products that are not allowed.
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