UK launches consultation over crackdown on disposable vapes

October 12, 2023 by

UK launches consultation over crackdown on disposable vapes

The UK has launched a consultation into restricting the sale of vapes, as both major political parties support imposing much harsher rules on the sale of enticing disposable e-cigarettes that have soared in popularity among children. Health secretary Steve Barclay said on Thursday the government was planning to “clamp down” on the sale of disposable vapes, particularly focusing on the “way they’re being marketed to kids, presenting them like sweets”. He noted, however, that the government wanted to “get the balance right”, acknowledging that vaping can be helpful for adults who are trying to reduce or quit smoking.

12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.



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