WARRINGTON Wolves have banned vaping at the Halliwell Jones Stadium after their partnership with an e-cigarettes manufacturer came to an end.

The club has brought an early end to its 18-months partnership with Truvape, which had seen the e-cigarette company sponsor the stadium’s South Stand.

The deal, agreed in January last year, was originally for two years.

Now a ban on vaping will be imposed alongside the existing smoking ban starting May 1 – meaning the first home fixture under the new rules will be against Leeds on May 27.

Roger Draper, the club’s chief executive, said: “We have very much enjoyed working with Truvape over the last 18 months and wish them every success for the future.

“This is a really exciting time for Warrington Wolves as we look to the future and implementing a new commercial strategy, working with new and existing partners as well as expanding on our healthy stadia policy to take the club to new heights.”

The deal was announced in January 2015 as part of the club’s ‘firm commitment to helping fans make informed choices’.

The Warrington Guardian understands vaping will be allowed for Friday’s game against Castleford, the Easter fixture with Widnes and the derby clash with St Helens.

Gary Yeomans, UK sales and marketing director at Truvape, said: “We have enjoyed a really productive partnership with Warrington Wolves over the last 18 months, in particular through our sponsorship of the South Stand.

“We reflect on the success of this partnership on our marketing strategy over the past 18 months and we wish Warrington Wolves good luck for the remainder of the 2016 Super League season and beyond.”