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  • "You stupid people. Instead of encouraging cigarette addicts to give up, by the use of electronic cigarettes, you,re pulling the rug from under them...The Welsh assembly otherwise known as the Cardiff Bay Maffia,, are trying to abolish them in most places... Might it be that these cigarettes are very popular, and thus, the Treasury is losing vast amounts in Tax.!! Tough! Less tax to throw into the Overseas Aid pot!! FURIOUS? you bet I am. PLONKERS."
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Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigarettes ban

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigarettes ban

Caerphilly council set to ban e-cigs

Caerphilly council set to ban e-cigs

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A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Banning the use of the so-called ‘e-cigs’ by Caerphilly council employees has moved a step closer after Members of the Caerphilly council’s policy and resources scrutiny committee agreed to amend the council’s long-standing no smoking policy for employees, to include the prohibition of electronic cigarettes.

This will see the use of electronic cigarettes treated in the same way as conventional cigarettes.

The proposed restriction will now go before the council’s cabinet for final approval at a later date.

The move to stop the use of electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles is in line with the stance being taken by the Welsh government, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and other local authorities.

Councillor Christine Forehead, cabinet member for Human Resources and Governance, said: “This move to strengthen our no smoking policy shows that we are doing all we can to ensure we are providing a healthy, smoke-free work environment for our employees.”

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