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Banning disposable vapes would be a "significant own goal"

Tue 12th September, 2023

Commenting on a report that the Government is preparing to announce a ban on the sale of disposable vapes in the UK, Simon Clark, director of Forest, said:

“If the Government’s aim is to reduce smoking rates, banning disposable vapes would be a significant own goal.

“Vaping has been a huge success story, with millions of smokers choosing to switch to a product that is far less risky to their health.

“Part of that success is due to disposable vapes which are convenient and easy to use.

“The answer to the problem of children vaping is not to ban a product many adults use to help them quit smoking, but to crack down on retailers who are breaking the law and selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.”

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