EntertainmentUK set to Ban Disposable vapes: Premier Sunak's New Strategy to shield kids from nicotine

UK set to Ban Disposable vapes: Premier Sunak's New Strategy to shield kids from nicotine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the ban of selling vapes
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the ban of selling vapes
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10:55 AM EST, January 29, 2024

In a confrontation against nicotine addiction among the youth, the UK government's foremost step will be to introduce a ban on the sale of disposable vaporizers. The newly proposed program will also encompass restrictions on vape flavour offerings, packaging, and visible displays to make them less attractive to children.

In line with this, vape manufacturers will be required to limit the availability of specific flavors and adopt simpler, less visually enticing packaging. Vape sellers, meanwhile, must ensure vape products are kept out of the sight line of minors and placed away from items such as sweets. Non-compliance may result in fines of up to 2,500 pounds (approx. $3,385).

UK Premier reveals plan to ban the sales of disposable vapes

The UK Premier had previously disclosed plans in October to implement a law barring individuals born on January 1, 2009, or later from purchasing tobacco throughout their lifetime. Rishi Sunak spoke about the new initiative to tackle the issue of vaping in a recording distributed by LADbible.

"In addition to our commitment to preventing the legal sale of cigarettes to those turning 15 this year, these alterations will establish a lasting legacy in the form of long-term health protection for our children," said the UK Premier in conclusion.

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