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E-cigarettes Put Corporate Smoking Policies To The Test


Amber Elias was quoted in the June 22 Boston Globe article "E-cigarettes Put Corporate Smoking Policies To The Test." With the use of e-cigarettes growing, and health risks unclear, companies are grappling with whether to allow employees to vape, the electronic equivalent of smoking.

Regardless of whether they allow e-cigarettes in the office, companies should enact policies before employees start testing the boundaries, said employment attorney Amber Elias. Such policies should delineate when, where, and if, vaping is allowed.

“If you leave this area vague, you’re inviting conflict,” said Elias, who works in the Boston office of Fisher Phillips. “If you have people with clouds of vapor rising from their cubes, how is that going to affect other people?”

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