Public Health England has published an advice framework to help firms develop evidence-based e-cigarette policies for the workplace.
The framework identifies five objectives to be considered when drafting an e-cigarette policy, which include making a clear distinction between vaping and smoking and ensuring the policy is based on evidence of harm to bystanders.
Each objective is accompanied by considerations. For example, although the framework makes it clear that there is insufficient evidence to ban workers from vaping to protect their non-vaping colleagues, it also advises employers to take into consideration the interests of people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.
The advice framework is available in full at: www.gov.uk