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."
October 11, 2023 by bbc.com