Professor Kevin Fenton, PHE’s national director health and wellbeing said: “We have not called for a ban on e-cigarette use in public spaces. PHE is working with our partners to consider the options for supporting safe use of e-cigarettes to reduce harm and support smokers to quit, some of which were discussed by our Board in February.”Poor Kevin (this is him) looks to have been caught on the hop by ITV and the Indy picking up on his employer's madness. However, if he is telling the truth, perhaps I dreamed reading this long one-sided tirade against e-cigs from Kevin's obscene tax-sponging organisation.
Because using the words "prohibited" and "public places" in item 32 certainly sounds like PHE has "called for a ban on e-cigarette use in public spaces", eh?
Doesn't look much like "supporting safe use of e-cigarettes to reduce harm" to me. Does it you?