E-cig ban on trains

e-cigarette Following yesterday's story about an e-cig ban indoors, Southern Rail are going to introduce a ban on 'vapes' across all of its services and at stations.

So, if you're a passenger who finds themselves sat on a Southern Rail train, or even waiting for your ride on one of their stations, you will not be able to use your e-cig from the 26th July.

This brings Southern Rail in line with other firms in the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise, so no e-smoking for you on the Gatwick Express service. There's already existing bans with Thameslink and Great Northern, as well as Transport for London.

It seems that there's very little evidence either way, about the harm or safety of the products, but the fact is, this seems to be more a case of companies demanding a certain type of etiquette from passengers, which means not smoking anything, at all, ever, thanks.

Unless you have smoking loins, which no-one can ever take away from you.

1 comment

  • jman316
    As someone who vapes and has been off the "stinkies" for almost 3 years...this should be common sense. You wouldnt smoke on a train (well most people wouldnt) so why would you vape? To the casual onlooker there probably isnt a difference.

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