This week, it is the Hartlepool Mail who report that 2 local e-cig users are shocked to discover that e-cigs are not allowed in some of the town centre Pubs.
You can read the full story here :
Whilst I cannot see why a pub would ban an electronic cigarette, I do accept that pubs and clubs are private property and the owner can apply any rule they like, and they do not have to give a reason.
I do like reading these stories. Everytime a pub asks a person not to use an e-cig on their premises and that person goes running to the local paper to complain - It gives electronic cigarettes a free advert.
Every time this happens, there is a story about how someone who has smoked for 20/30/40 years has not had a cigarette since using an e-cig. How e-cigs produce harmless vapour and how there is no reason why they cannot be used indoors.
So, thank-you Wetherspoons for another free advert for our wonderful electronic cigarettes, and there are plenty of other pubs who have no problems at all with their customers using a harmless e-cig whilst having a drink.
There is only one loser in this kind of story (clue - begins with the letter W)