According to a report by WalesOnline on November 6th, the public health department in Wales, UK, is planning to tighten regulations for e-cigarettes.
These new restrictions may include limitations on e-cigarette packaging, a ban on the sale of disposable e-cigarettes, and prohibitions on retailers displaying e-cigarettes in stores. The health agency also stated its strong support for increasing the minimum age for tobacco product sales.
Public Health Wales has stated that these measures are primarily aimed at tackling the significant increase in e-cigarette use among children and young people, while also highlighting the environmental harm caused by disposable e-cigarettes. The organization acknowledges that while e-cigarettes can assist adult smokers in quitting, they are also concerned about the smoking initiation among non-smokers.