Derriford Hospital to allow vaping in grounds

Health managers have decided to allow vaping in the grounds of Devon’s largest hospital.

Derriford Hospital banned all forms of smoking on its premises from 2016.

But the board of the NHS University Hospitals Plymouth has now rethought the ban, after Public Health England (PHE) said vaping was 95% less harmful than smoking.

The plans would make the hospital “tobacco-free” instead of “smoke-free”.

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