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  • allthepies
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    Yay or nay ?

    At my last place there was a corporate policy that electric cigs were verboten on site. Didn’t stop a few people firing them up though, perhaps they were unaware of the regs. I didn’t work in the same office zone though and didn’t question said verboten puffing, had they been sat next to me then I would have.

    What’s your employer’s policy ?

    Junkyard
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    in designated areas where you can smoke and nowhere else

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    ‘Haven’t you got anything better to worry about?’ seems to cover it at our place.

    ‘Do what you like, but not in front of anyone important’ gets trotted out quite a bit too these days.

    chewkw
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    Standard no smoking or vaping in the workplace.

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    Depends on the workplace. I do it just now(all though I do do it without any exhaust vape(about 95%), take tiny hits.) The workplace is has a high proportion of smokers and ex-smokers though, older. couple of us do it at our wee group of desks. Had no complaints.

    Saying that though, we’re moving from an industrial unit to a customer facing office at the end of the month, so that’ll rap that on the heid(no a bad thing tbh, will probably be conducive to me in giving up, or at least massively cutting down on vaping.). I’ll even need to wear a shirt to work! πŸ˜†

    So, I’ve not even asked, but you just take it as read that it’ll be a no go in that environment. I’ll even mention to the others in-case they haven’t clicked. I’ll need to find somewhere private to have the odd sneaky vape. No like smoking, you can just jump into the kitchen and puff away in private.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Same treatment as smoking at my place.

    There are more than enough dodgy chemicals floating around the office already with Mick & Shuengs fart-offs without the addition of vaping as well.

    😯

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Banned anywhere on work property comes under the no smoking polciy.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Same as smoking simple rule not allowed in the building at all.

    allthepies
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    Drac wrote:

    Banned anywhere on work property comes under the no smoking polciy.

    Do people understand/follow that ban ? As with my former place, the company policy was no-vaping but as it wasn’t a UK legislative thing then some people seemed oblivious.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Do people understand/follow that ban ?

    Most places I’ve worked it following instructions/rules was a disciplinary offence. Makes no difference what the source was if you can’t follow instructions then your a liability.
    If you can’t follow a rule for respecting the work environment then you were probably heading for the door too.

    the company policy was no-vaping but as it wasn’t a UK legislative thing then some people seemed oblivious continued to be asshats with their douche-flutes

    FTFY

    tjagain
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    my workplace treated the same a cigarettes

    revs1972
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    Some silly mare decided to lock herself in the toilet for a cheeky vape on our last flight to Fuerterventura. Set off the smoke alarm and refused to open the door when the flight crew challenged her. Bit of a squeaky bum moment !
    Had a police escort off the plane though

    Some people just can’t follow simple rules

    in designated areas where you can smoke and nowhere else

    Ironic/cruel if vaping in order to quit smoking – having to stand with smokers?

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Treated the same as smoking for us, and students, too.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Do people understand/follow that ban ? As with my former place, the company policy was no-vaping but as it wasn’t a UK legislative thing then some people seemed oblivious.

    What Mike and Captain said.

    sillysilly
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    Anyone sitting opposite me stinking out the room with tropical douchery vape, while I’m trying to concentrate, will get some stern words.

    Junkyard
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    Ironic/cruel if vaping in order to quit smoking – having to stand with smokers?

    I shall see if we can get them a special tree to stand under.

    I shall see if we can get them a special tree to stand under.

    πŸ˜†

    And some stocks

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Official policy is not to do it indoors.

    We’ve unofficially allowed it in our office on the proviso that a) no-one complains and b) if they get pulled up for it it’s their own lookout and “Cougar said it was ok” is no defence. Hardly anyone vapes anyway, and those who do do it infrequently.

    Junkyard
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    Oh we have those as well [and worse ] in my workplace

    THe smoking area is actually underneath a tree. It has a bench though so its far more luxurious than I made it sound πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    mikewsmith – Member
    Do people understand/follow that ban ?

    Most places I’ve worked it following instructions/rules was a disciplinary offence. Makes no difference what the source was if you can’t follow instructions then your a liability.
    If you can’t follow a rule for respecting the work environment then you were probably heading for the door too.I always envisage you in a nazi uniform in these threads! πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Now vapours aren’t that bad.

    Premier Icon rugbydick
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    I work offshore in oil and gas. They’re not even allowed in your bags to get on the platform.

    Liquid nicotine is a hazardous substance, so the heli operators won’t carry it.
    The chargers/lithium batteries are generally cheap rubbish that poses a fire hazard.

    teasel
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    I always envisage you in a nazi uniform in these threads!

    On just about every thread I envisage him something like this guy…

    …but with a few more chins, obviously.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Only marginally less disgusting than fags, so no.

    sbob
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    We use the universal omni-law: don’t take the piss.
    An actual e-cig discretely blown into a corner; no problem.
    One of the fag box sized jobbies that can create its own weather system; no, get out.

    mattyfez
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    I don’t think it’s ever needed any rules in our office, those that vape go outside or possibly have a cheeky discreet blast in the bogs.

    I smoke and I’d find it annoying of someone was sat next to pumping out strawberry flavour clouds, not from a health point of view its just a bit rude, like people who bring noxious food in like kippers and stink the eating area out.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I work regularly for a great little design agency who have one of the main e-cig manufacturers as a client. Everyone vapes at their desks, and there’s a huge array of devices and liquids to try. It’s ace! πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon binners
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    As an aside, I’ve just been told by Scrabble that ‘vape’ isnt a word

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It is if you’re French.

    (You could have “pave” of course…)

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    Can douche-flute be a verb?

    shermer75
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    teethgrinder – Member
    Can douche-flute be a verb?

    πŸ˜†

    CountZero
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    As our ‘workplace’ is a car, and always someone else’s, then smoking/vaping is expressly verboten!* Two of the team smoke/vape, so as soon as we pitch up at services or anywhere outdoors they’re first out of the team car puffing away. When asked why he doesn’t use an ecig, Jerry said it made him cough – which made everyone laugh as he coughs his lungs up as soon as he takes a drag on one of his rollups!
    *A slight irony there in that some cars we pick up absolutely reek of fags, often with little pots full of dogends left in the car… πŸ™„
    It’s either that or dogs.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I always envisage you in a nazi uniform in these threads!
    On just about every thread I envisage him something like this guy…

    Just that I have worked in some well regulated industries that don’t tolerate a cheeky breaking of the rules (for very good reasons)

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    its just a bit rude, like people who bring noxious food in like kippers and stink the eating area out.

    Same rule with food. Officially you can’t eat at your desk, unofficially I allow it in our area so long as it’s not pungent.

    If someone brought a ‘kipper in I’d have them both escorted from the premises. (-:

    nealglover
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    Liquid nicotine is a hazardous substance, so the heli operators won’t carry it.

    I’m not disputing it, but I’m interested to know how hazardous nicotine liquid actually is (on a helicopter)

    teasel
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    Me…

    On just about every thread I envisage him something like this guy…

    You…

    Just that I have worked in some well regulated industries that don’t tolerate a cheeky breaking of the rules (for very good reasons)

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Thanks for that, guess I just like rules…. Or have seen too many times what not paying attention to them means for people. Maybe you should try working somewhere that this stuff really matters.

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