Banning disposable vapes is a gift for black market criminals

October 04, 2023 by

Banning disposable vapes is a gift for black market criminals

The Government’s rumoured plan to ban disposable vapes under the guise of protecting children is nothing short of a spectacular misstep. Let’s be clear: the imperative of safeguarding our children from harm is understandable. However, the decision to ban disposable vapes is a classic example of heavy-handed, knee-jerk regulation that threatens to ignite a new black market right under the government’s nose. Much like the ban on vaping products in Australia, which only served to create a thriving underground market, the UK’s ban is destined for the same disastrous outcome.

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