Can I vape at the pub?

It is best to assume that vaping is not allowed and to ask a member of staff if further clarification is needed.

Vaping is not covered by legislation that bans people from smoking indoors. This is because smoking requires a substance to be burnt, and nothing burns when a person is vaping. However, while there are no nationwide laws preventing use, venues are allowed to apply their own rules at their own discretion, and many do so - often to the detriment of vapers.

The best thing to do is to ask a member of staff at the establishment itself – and that applies for any pub that doesn’t have a clear rule. Where vaping in public places is concerned, it’s always best to play it safe and get clear confirmation before using your device.