E-cig use in public
A recent poll of nearly 1,000 people for BBC Breakfast suggests most support the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and don't want to see a ban.
Many feel that the increased use of them in public will encourage many to switch from smoking tobacco cigarettes to ecigarettes, which can only be a good thing.
E-cigarettes work by vaporising liquid nicotine. There's no tobacco, and no smoke.
Many institutions, offices, and pubs do allow the use of e-cigarettes. The government says it's up to individual companies and institutions to determine their own policy. However, there is confusion as some places have bans in place.
But if the BBC poll is right, the public seems to be fairly relaxed about the use of e-cigarettes in public places.