Single-use vapes to be banned in Scotland by April 2025

23 February 2024

By PA News Agency

Single-use vapes could be banned in Scotland by April 1 next year, the Scottish Government has said.

Draft legislation has been published by ministers after Scotland joined England and Wales to ban the disposable e-cigarettes.

It follows recommendations from a UK-wide consultation which looked at how to create a smoke-free generation.

The draft legislation will be open for consultation until March 8, 2024 before being taken forward in Scotland using powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

There are concerns that vaping is attractive to children (PA)

If approved by Parliament, it will ban the sale and supply of single-use vapes.

The ban comes amid concern that a growing number of young people are now vaping.

More than 26 million disposable vapes are estimated to have been used and thrown away in Scotland in the past year.

Circular economy minister Lorna Slater said the three UK nations had worked together to agree a date for bringing in the ban.

 

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