Prohibiting Disposable E-Cigarettes to Safeguard Children: Advocating for Support

Support for Banning Disposable E-Cigarettes to Protect Children

The Northern Ireland council is supporting a proposed ban on disposable e-cigarettes, as over 21% of teenagers in the region have reported using them. According to a report by Armagh, the Newry, Mourne, and Down District Council (NMDDC) in Northern Ireland is in favor of banning disposable e-cigarettes, describing them as products targeted at children.

A parliamentary report revealed that a significant number of teenagers aged 11 to 16 in Northern Ireland have reported using e-cigarettes, raising concerns about easy access to these products for young children. Member of Parliament Michael Rice emphasized the need for action, stating, “I am looking forward to hearing feedback from the British government on this consultation.”

The report also highlighted that the number of British teenagers using e-cigarettes has doubled in the past three years. In response, the Westminster government is working on a document to ban disposable e-cigarettes. Disposable e-cigarettes typically have a lower retail price compared to reusable e-cigarette kits, which raises concerns about their accessibility to young individuals.


[1] Council backs ban on disposable vapes as use by children increases

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