BN1 E-cigarettes

Since legislation prohibiting smoking in the workplace was first introduced in the UK in 2006 there has been a very rapid adoption of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes or vapes as they are commonly known). E-cigarettes produce an aerosol (often referred to as vapour) rather than smoke by the heating of a liquid solution normally consisting of propylene glycol, glycerin, water and various flavourings, with or without nicotine. Power is supplied to the heating element by a battery. A number of fires associated with e-cigarettes has been recorded – In 2020 London Fire Brigade said they attend an average of 24 fires per week caused by batteries, cables or chargers.