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Guide: Childrens Centres and Early Year settings are smokefree


Current research states that e-cigarettes are far safer for users than smoking tobacco. Being around 95% safer than smoking they are proving to be a useful quitting aid for some.


e-cigarettes and vaping are not permitted within childrens centre’s or Early Years settings due to the role modelling from adults and mimicking behaviour of children. Although the evidence does not currently show e-cigarettes to be acting as a gateway into smoking for young people, there is still concern that allowing their use on-site could threaten what has become the norm of not smoking in early years settings and schools.

We also need to consider people with asthma and other respiratory conditions who can be sensitive to a range of environmental irritants, which could include e-cigarette vapour.

You can find out more about e-cigarettes and vaping here.