France: The ban on vaping in certain workplaces will come into force on October 1, 2017.

The use of the electronic cigarette (vaping) in premises with workstations, closed and covered and used for collective use, shall be prohibited as from 1 October 2017. It will therefore be prohibited to vaporize in common areas, but not in individual offices, and the ban should not apply in workplaces that are open to the public, such as cafés, restaurants, hotels,… The employer must put in place an apparent signage reminding the prohibition of vaping. Failing this, a penalty may be imposed. The act of smoking electronic cigarettes in the workplace in violation of the prohibition is also sanctioned by a fine.

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