Scottish Borders Council's Licensing Board will discuss the possibility of banning Electronic Cigarettes from pubs and bars in the Scottish Borders.
E-cigarettes, which produce puffs of vapour and deliver a nicotine hit without tar and toxins, were originally billed as a safe alternative to tobacco.
But there are concerns about their use from public health bodies, who say there is little research on the harm they cause.
The Royal Environment Health Institute of Scotland has asked all 32 Scottish local authorities to consider imposing a ban across all licensed premises.
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