According to a report on the official website of the Eastleigh government in the UK, the unanimous consensus was reached during a recent council meeting expressing concerns about the accessibility of disposable e-cigarettes.
The parliament decided to write a letter to Health Minister Victoria Atkins, urging the government to prohibit the sale of disposable e-cigarettes.
They believe that e-cigarettes are effective tools for quitting smoking – however, the parliament argues that the government should do everything possible to prevent children from using e-cigarettes and is calling for an immediate ban on the sale of disposable e-cigarettes and free samples.
Considering the widespread use of e-cigarettes among children, the government recommends implementing advertising restrictions and sales sanctions similar to those of tobacco products. Moreover, disposable e-cigarettes, once discarded, pose significant environmental risks as they are difficult to recycle. Improper disposal of these e-cigarettes with regular waste can potentially lead to fire hazards, as evidenced by a recent incident involving a municipal garbage truck. Furthermore, they may have detrimental effects on wildlife.
Keith House, the chairman of Eastleigh City Council, has praised the motion put forward by Jarvis MP, stating that the public health is the council’s top priority. All members of the council have agreed with the motion, which has raised significant concerns in our community as the increasing sales of disposable e-cigarettes are expected to have detrimental effects.