Can You Vape in a Pub in the UK?
The smoking ban in the UK came into effect in 2007, and since then, there has been some confusion about whether or not vaping is allowed in pubs. The answer is that it depends on the pub.
There is no specific law that prohibits vaping in pubs, but individual pubs can choose to ban vaping on their premises. This is because the smoking ban only applies to tobacco smoke, and there is no clear consensus on whether or not vaping produces harmful second-hand vapour.
Some pubs have chosen to ban vaping because they are concerned about the potential for second-hand vapour to be harmful to customers and staff. Others have banned vaping because they do not want to encourage people to vape in their premises.
If you are unsure whether or not vaping is allowed in a particular pub, it is always best to ask a member of staff. You can also check the pub's website or social media pages to see if they have a policy on vaping.
Here are some tips for vaping in pubs:
- Always ask before you vape.
- Be respectful of other customers and staff.
- Avoid vaping in areas where people are eating.
- Be aware of the potential for second-hand vapour to be harmful.
If you are caught vaping in a pub where it is not allowed, you may be asked to leave. In some cases, you may also be refused entry to the pub in the future.
It is important to note that the rules on vaping in pubs can change, so it is always best to check with the pub before you vape.