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UK Prime Minister announces ban on disposable vapes

UK Prime Minister announces ban on disposable vapes

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Konrad SiwikKonrad Siwik,29.01.2024 14:45

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced plans to ban the sale of single-use vapes to prevent children from using them. Additionally, the government will implement a program to make it extremely difficult for younger generations to purchase tobacco.

The UK government is taking steps to prevent nicotine addiction among younger generations by banning the sale of disposable vaporisers. The new program also includes restrictions on flavours, packaging, and display of vapes to make them less attractive to children.

Vape manufacturers will need to limit the sale of particular flavours and use more straightforward, less visually appealing packaging. Retailers will be required to keep vapes out of children's sight and away from products like sweets. If they fail to do so, they could face a fine of up to £2,500.

Rishi Sunak bans disposable vapes

In October, the Prime Minister of the UK announced the intention to pass a law prohibiting individuals born on or after January 1, 2009, from purchasing tobacco products for their whole life. Chancellor Rishi Sunak referred to the new anti-smoking initiative in a video shared by LADbible.

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I have an obligation to do what I think is the right thing for our country in the long term. That is why I am taking bold action to ban disposable vapes – which have driven the rise in youth vaping – and bring forward new powers to restrict vape flavours, introduce plain packaging and change how vapes are displayed in shops

- Rishi Sunak

"Alongside our commitment to stop children who turn 15 this year or younger from ever legally being sold cigarettes, these changes will leave a lasting legacy by protecting our children’s health for the long term," Sunak said in a statement.

Source: LADbible, Reuters

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