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E-cigarette Smoking In The Workplace

5.28.14

Danielle Moore offered insight to the San Diego Business Journal on e-cigarette smoking in the workplace.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently adopted an amendment to the county code to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in places where tobacco smoking is banned, including public buildings in unincorporated areas and parks.

Danielle thinks you should talk to your clients about a policy to address e-cigarette smoking in the workplace, despite the fact that there is no state law in California prohibiting e-cigarettes.

Battery-powered e-cigarettes are becoming really popular. Sales in the United States of the more than 200 types of e-cigarettes available are estimated at more than $200 million annually. 

Danielle said part of the problem for employers is that e-cigarettes suffer from an identity crisis. They have not yet been officially classified by regulatory bodies as traditional cigarettes, nor is their use currently considered “smoking.”

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