Nearly a third of councils are ignoring expert advice by forcing vapers to use the same designated spaces as smokers, according to new research.

A freedom of information request by The Freedom Association found 29% of councils require e-cigarette users to vape in designated smoking shelters.

The majority (87%) also have the same policy on staff vaping as they do on smoking, despite Public Health England recommending councils have separate vaping policies in place.

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