Can you vape on London buses?
E-cigarettes were already banned on the Tube since August 2014, but now the “conditions of carriage” has been changed to include all premises owned by TfL. Item 4.5 states: “For safety reasons, on our buses and trains and in our bus and Underground stations you must not smoke or use an electronic cigarette (‘vape’) …You may be prosecuted for disobeying these requirements.”
The extension of the ban to e-cigarettes was brought in without warning or consultation with passengers.
Passengers face fines for “vaping” on Tube, trains and buses as well as stations, platforms and depots. Transport for London implemented the ban in late August without any public announcement to minimise the response from passengers.
The ban does not apply to vaping at bus stops as TfL does not have authority over these spaces.