Recently the Board were asked for a ruling on the use of e-cigarettes at petanque tournaments. This generated some interesting discussion. As a result the Board feel the way forward is to keep our policy aligned with other agencies and treat e-cigarettes the same as other cigarettes. To this end we will amend our player code of conduct as follows.
Point 8 of the Player Code of Behaviour will state:
"During all games players are expected to:
Not smoke any form of cigarette (including e-cigarettes) during games, or on the terrain at any time (i.e. even if on the terrain watching another game). Players must also abide by the host club's rules regarding smoking at the venue, which may include further restrictions on where players can smoke.