Wales Bans E-cigarettes in Enclosed Public Spaces and Workplaces from 2017

The Welsh Government is set to ban e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces and workplaces from 2017. This is to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws. The proposals form part of a new Public Health Bill, which also aims to make it illegal to hand over tobacco to under 18s. The new tobacco and e-cigarette measures will mean: shops will have to join a register for retailers of tobacco and e-cigarettes - aimed at stopping illegal sales to under 18s; it will be an offense to "hand over" tobacco and e-cigarettes to children - and this will include online sales; a restricted use of e-cigarettes, banning them in enclosed public spaces and workplaces - this will include lorries and taxis. [6/19/15]