Perhaps they could ban muslims next?

If making other passengers feel “uneasy” is the new standard we could have a field day with this one.

Perhaps the next step is banning muslim passengers? …they definitely make people feel uneasy. Gypsies? Black people? Train spotters?

Why is it that there are anti-discrimination laws against all of those groupings but it is ok to persecute smokers, even when they aren’t smoking and there is no smell or smoke or even any tobacco in the products?

Rail companies have banned e-cigarettes from their trains and stations, saying people using them make other travellers feel “uneasy”.

New rules by train operators including C2C, Greater Anglia and First Capital Connect, which operate services in the South East and East Anglia, have announced a complete ban on passengers using the nicotine devices.

Almost 1.5 million Britons now use the electronic devices, which resemble traditional cigarettes, to help them overcome their addiction to tobacco, but the rail companies insist some varieties still expel nicotine, and can make other passengers feel uneasy. 

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “In common with other train operators we have recently taken the decision to include cigarettes in the smoking ban on our trains and stations.

“This decision is in line with the British Medical Association’s recommendation that e-cigarettes should be included in the ban on smoking in public places.”

But Amanda Standford, a spokesman for the antismoking group ASH described the ban as “unhelpful” and warned that it could drive many people trying to kick the habit with the fake cigarettes back to tobacco use.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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