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E-cigarettes are banned on all London public transport

E-cigarettes have been banned on London buses. Smokers who switch to electronic devices are already prevented from using them on the tube.

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The ban has now been extended to all Transport for London services and premises including buses, Docklands Light Railway and the Overground.

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No Smoking was introduced on the Underground after the Kings Cross fire in 1987.

King's Cross underground station in London after the fire in 1987 Credit: PA

The full inclusion was brought in this August to remove potential for confusion and allow staff to approach any customer either smoking or using an Electronic Smoking Device with confidence, ensuring that the No Smoking ban is fully enforced.

This would mitigate any residual potential fire risk and reduce the potential for staff assault by providing clarity and consistency in the treatment of all customers using our services.

– Jill Collis, Director of Health, Safety & Environment, TfL