Goals of Supporters of the Smokeless Society
Supporters of the Smokeless Society are committed to work towards a situation whereby:
1. There is a complete ban on the display, marketing, and advertising of all types of cigarettes (tobacco
2. The rights of non-smokers to breathe clean air, free of worry or concern about the secondary effects of
fumes generated by all types of cigarettes, tobacco or electronic, are fully protected.
3. The current indoor 'smokefree regulations' in indoor public areas are extended to also include
electronic cigarettes and outdoor places of public entertainment, such as parks, gardens, and playgrounds.
This will improve outdoor air quality, reduce the health concerns of non-smokers about breathing second-hand
smoke and fumes, and discourage children and young people from being attracted into a lifetime of
nicotine and drug dependency. Thus protecting and furthering the benefits that everyone in the Smokeless
Society, smokers and non-smokers alike, have enjoyed since the 2007 ban on smoking tobacco indoors in public
4. Electronic cigarettes, if not banned in the UK1, should be subject to identical regulations
to that of tobacco cigarettes with regard to restrictions on the marketing, display, branding and age limits on
purchasing; to remove them from sight and thereby reduce the likeliehood of children, young people, and
non-smokers, being introduced to smoking and drug use via electronic cigarettes.
5. Electronic cigarettes, if not banned in the UK1, are taxed at an appropriately high level
and/or made available only on prescription - to discourage adoption by children and young people.
6. For legislation to be introduced to achieve the goals and objectives outlined above.
This website lists some things that you can do to show your support for the non-public smoking lifestyle that all
members of the Smokeless Society have enjoyed since the smoking ban was introduced in 2007.
If you are concerned about unregulated electronic cigarettes, just register on this website as a supporter of the Smokeless Society,
sign the government e-Petition, and ask your friends to do the same.
1.The legal status of e-cigarettes varies around the world. In some countries (eg Denmark, Canada, Israel,
Singapore, Australia and Uruguay) the sale, import, or marketing of e-cigarettes is either banned, regulated in
various ways, or the subject of health advisories by government health organisations. In others (eg New Zealand),
e-cigarettes are regulated as medicines and can only be purchased in pharmacies. However the UK currently
has no such restrictions on the sale and use of e-cigarettes.
Note. Since this page, and the majority of this website, was first written the National
Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have announced measures (on 4th June 2013) to increase
the use of e-cigarettes on the UK. Also, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has
announced (on 12th June 2013) its decision to regulate e-cigarettes as medicines. The intention of this
website is to first assess the impact of these decisions, and any impact that they may have on this website
(www.thesmokelesssociety.org) - and then to update this
website, as appropriate, in due course.
Last updated - 21st June 2013