Please note that our School Smoking Policy has been updated to include the following guidelines on e-cigarettes:
The use of electronic cigarettes on school property is prohibited in the same way as other types of smoking, this is for the following reasons:
– the safety of e-cigarettes has not been scientifically demonstrated as the chemicals used have not been fully disclosed and there is no adequate data on their emissions.
– there is a lack of peer-reviewed evidence on their value in helping smokers cut down or stop.
– concerns that e-cigarettes might reinforce the smoking habit as they are designed to closely mimic smoking actions
The full policy can be found on our policy documents page in the About Us menu above.