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E-Cigarettes in the Workplace - Pros and Cons

Author: Stefan H. Black, FordHarrison, LLP

As the use of e-cigarettes (also known as vaping) becomes more prevalent, an employer must decide whether to allow e-cigarettes in the workplace. The following Quick Reference chart summarizes the pros and cons of allowing employees to vape in the workplace.

Research regarding the short-term and long-term health risks associated with e-cigarettes is in the early stages. As such, there is no consensus within the scientific community regarding whether e-cigarettes are "safe" to use or simply less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes. There is also disagreement among experts regarding whether e-cigarettes are effective in helping smokers quit smoking.