Restaurants consider E-Cig ban

Some of London's top restaurants reportedly want diners to go outside if they want to puff on electronic cigarettes.

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Kimberley Winter-Sullivan I use an e-cigarette and would be more then happy to go outside to use it!

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@itvlondon what grounds wld the ban come undr? 'Bein annoying' is hardly legitimate grounds?! Children in restaurants 'annoy' lots of ppl!!

Jaz Phillips I don't smoke myself but I stay in the same room as someone that uses E-CIG & has no effect on me at all this is so stupid if they want to lose custom there going the right way about it.

1.3 million people using e-cigarettes across the UK

  • Electronic cigarettes will be classified as "medicines" under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of the products
  • It is estimated that 1.3 million people across the UK use the product, which leaves users inhaling a mist of nicotine instead of smoke
  • The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency will regulate e-cigarettes so there is a consistent amount of nicotine in all licensed products sold over the counter

Read: Everything you need to know about e-cigarrettes

London restaurants consider E-Cigarette ban

Some of London's top restaurants reportedly want diners to go outside if they want to puff on electronic cigarettes.

Chez Bruce in Wandsworth Credit: Google Street View

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Bruce Poole, from Michelin starred Chez Bruce said: "We weren't particularly happy about this when it happened for the first time quite recently, because [the e-cigarette] looked real and even gave off an admittedly odourless vapour.

"We chose to do nothing but it caused a few raised eyebrows".