Vapes should be prescription only, Mark Drakeford says

October 11, 2023 by

Vapes should be prescription only, Mark Drakeford says

The first minister said he was "attracted" to Australia's policy of restricting the sale of vapes to pharmacies. He has backed UK government plans that could see a ban on disposable vapes. Medical experts had "significant differences" of opinion over whether they helped people quit tobacco, he added. Mr Drakeford said: "In Australia for example the only way you can get an e-cigarette is by prescription. You can't buy them in shops. "Only through a medical prescription as part of a supervised attempt to give up smoking are they available. "And do you know, I would be attracted to that idea myself."

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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