This policy has been developed to protect all users of Spencer from the unknown possible effects of second-hand vapour emitted by E-Cigarettes, PV?s & ENDS.
E-cigarettes, personal vaporizers (PVs), and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are battery operated devices that mimic tobacco smoking and are often used as a replacement for cigarettes. They produce a vapour, including flavoured aromas either with or without nicotine, rather than traditional smoke.
Although some e-cigarettes look like tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, or shishas), they may be produced in the form of everyday items such as pens, USB memory sticks or larger cylindrical or rectangular devices.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently called for a ban on e-cigarettes in indoor places due to the unknown effects that these devises could cause to both the user and to bystanders. Therefore the Spencer Management Committee have agreed that as:
the evidence of any health risks to either the user or others inhaling side stream vapour are currently unclear, and
regulations governing the licensing of the product and its use are also currently non-existent or limited,
the club?s policy is ?that the use of e-cigarettes, PV?s & ENDS should be treated in the same way as tobacco-based products?. Their use will therefore not be allowed inside club premises.
Agreed and implemented as of Tuesday, 2nd December 2014.