UK councils still imposing vaping bans, as Australian experts fight to modernise attitudes – Vaping Post (blog)

Freedom To Vape report makes depressing reading for Brits

Libertarian advocacy group The Freedom Association released its latest report into how British local councils are treating vapers this week, and the results paint an alarming picture. Despite the relatively positive approach to vaping by Public Health England and other agencies it seems the attitude of councils is actually getting worse.

The picture that emerged is of a local government system that’s continuing to crack down on vapers.

The Freedom To Vape campaign, run by the association, first contacted councils in 2016 to ask them how they regulated the use of vapour products by their staff and on their property. This year they repeated the survey and compared the results to see what had changed. Alarmingly, the picture that emerged is of a local government system that’s continuing to crack down on vapers despite the messages coming from national bodies.

In 2016, 112 councils were forcing people to vape in designated smoking areas. This practice has been condemned by various government agencies – even ASH claim to oppose it – but,

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