Beat the smoking ban
In 2007 when the smoking ban come into effect in Australia many venues lots revenue from smokers and at the same time many installed smoking areas which cost money to setup all this made sense as the problem of passive second hand smoke was obviously and a problem for the patrons and workers in these venues that used to allow indoor smoking.
Now with the rise of e-cigs the owner of venues like pub, clubs and restaurants have a choice to allow vaping (the use of e-cigs) inside venues as they do not emit smoke or burn tobacco which where the main points of the indoor smoking ban. The use of e-cigarettes in Australia is slower than overseas and that’s normal as we are always a few years behind places like the UK and USA where e-cigarettes have become more common and understood. The problem with allowing e-cigs to be used indoors is that the general public will not understand that people are vaping and not smoking as the appearance of electronic cigarettes can resemble smoking to those that don’t know what they are.