Caerphilly County Borough Council has banned the use of electronic cigarettes by employees in all council buildings and vehicles.
The cabinet approved the ban on April 30 after members of the authority’s Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee agreed to include e-cigarettes in its no smoking policy.
The move to stop the use of electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles is in line with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and other local authorities.
Cllr Christine Forehead, Cabinet Member for Human Resources, said: “As a council we recognise that smoking is the single most preventable cause of illness, premature death and health inequality throughout the United Kingdom.
“This policy strengthens our efforts to make council premises a healthy, smoke-free work environment for employees and visitors.”