Subway joins other modes of public transport in prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes
On Friday, 7 November, SPT’s members agreed to a change in the Subway Conditions of Travel to prohibit the use of electronic or vapour cigarettes.
In the last two years, there has been a significant increase in the usage of electronic or vapour cigarettes. These devices are not considered in the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005, which prohibits smoking in public places. However, given that the World Health Organisation has highlighted potential impacts on health and considering that SPT passengers have raised concerns about the use of these products in SPT premises, SPT has decided to ban the use of these devices on our premises. This ban also applies to SPT staff and will be enforced in the Subway, bus stations and all SPT offices.
This brings SPT’s conditions of travel in line with other major transport operators including First Scotrail, Transport for London and Stagecoach.
This change takes effect immediately and SPT will be publicising this to the public with posters and by updating all no smoking signage.