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St Austell Brewery bans e-cigarettes in all its pubs

By CGAlex  |  Posted: June 20, 2014

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Cornwall's largest beer producer, St Austell Brewery, has banned all customers from smoking e-cigarettes in its premises.

Managing Director James Staughton said the ban will cover all 25 pubs the brewery manages, and will take effect immediately.

He said he had imposed the ban because of uncertainty over whether the use of e-cigarettes can be harmful to people's health.

The news comes after a report published by Social Change UK which highlights that youngsters are starting to use e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking.

The group claims they are now available in more than 300 different flavours, including gummy bear and Red Bull.

Kelly Evans of Social Change UK said there is a UK-wide and European problem - with children as young as 11 and 12 using them in parts of Wales.

She said that although there is no research to suggest they are harmful, it would be beneficial to see some regulation.

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  • chert  |  June 24 2014, 8:44AM
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  • epolly  |  June 23 2014, 1:18AM

    First off l smoke an e-cigarette in the smoking area in my local (not St Austell) because l think its the right thing to do. Charlespk you and a lot more of your non smoking clan said on the 1st July 2007 when the smoking ban was enforced that there would be an influx of drinkers into said establishments because it was smoke free. First off l would like to point out that pubs are closing at an alarming rate and the smoking ban has made it worse. Secondly when a group of us go for the "dreaded smoke", the non smokers come out to join us because they are sat by themselves. Any public house should have the choice, smoking or non smoking. Your on a night out, your decision which establishment you enter.

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  • nickthompson  |  June 22 2014, 12:44PM

    Charlespk: Oh Charles you are a one, I am neither Samantha Stillington, or nickthompson, what I am is a silly old fool like you, and like you have far too much time on my hands, you may not wish to take any advice from me, but might I suggest you follow my example and one evening each week visit your local elderly persons home and read to those who have lost their sight, and on another, become a volunteer at a soup kitchen, or food bank, like me I am sure you would find all these small tasks very rewarding.

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  • DipStick  |  June 21 2014, 11:46PM

    I really must learn how to speel "hazardous" ..... doh ..... DS

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  • Charlespk  |  June 21 2014, 9:38PM

    Oh come on DS; smoking is one of the most anti-social activities on the planet. Forget the health issues if you like. The people who do it smell like ashtrays, and they inflict their stink on everyone else. The only ones who don't object now are those who also smoke and so already stink of it. . Us Baby-Boomers all used to smoke, but most of us had the brains to kick the filthy habit years ago. . 5 Woodbines used to cost just 7pencehapenny. . If people are now all so 'poor', how the heck can they afford to do it anyway!! . . Oh I FORGOT!!! . . BENEFITS!!!! . . Silly me.

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  • DipStick  |  June 21 2014, 7:19PM

    Ah, the old "health nazis" still on about smoking. Wasn't the last "study" about "3rd hand smoke" or some such? Yes it's hazourdous to your health if you smoke but there's NO evidence that it's hazourdous to anyone else (2nd hand smoke etc). Admittedly your clothes did stink after a night out but my washing machine usually coped with that. This whole "ban smoking" lark has gone too far. And I say that as a non-smoker. DS

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  • lovepubs  |  June 21 2014, 6:51PM

    Would prefer to see a total ban on smoking within 10 meters of any doorway including pubs. Would also like to see staff of pubs and shops not allowed back dealing with customers for at least 15 minutes as their breath stinks and the poisons are still being exhaled for approx this length of time.

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  • Charlespk  |  June 21 2014, 3:28PM

    But why would anyone ever listen to any of your advice Samantha Stillington?

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  • nickthompson  |  June 21 2014, 1:28PM

    rickoon has a point, who ever heard of anyone binge smoking, driving home under the influence of smoke and wiping out a family doing so? My advice to the St Austell Brewery would be to keep a low profile.

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  • JeremyBadger  |  June 21 2014, 12:36PM

    Well done St Austell, a sensible move. Now if only reduced your excessively expensive beer prices I might come back to you.

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