I work for Texas DADS at the facility we typically abbreviate as AbSSLC. They have declared to be a tobacco free facility which began January 1, 2014. They specifically list e-cigarettes as part of the ban, yet make no mention of other NRT. I am a CASAA member but returned to using stinky cigarettes last year so am perhaps a tad hypocritical to attempt to take on this ban. I did, however, use my private email to question why e-cigarettes were included. Unfortunately, from the one response so far, I doubt they are listening.
Rumor has it that our facility is the test pilot for the ban, which means the other half dozen or so facilities in the state will follow suit if it is successful. While admittedly only a rumor, that does seem to fit with past actions which have nothing to do with bans.
I am a member of CASAA but not as well spoken nor as informed as most CASAA members as much of my own research is now 2 years out of date.
The three top administrators in charge who are supporting the ban, none of whom smoke, can be contacted here: