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According to news on August 10, a vape shop – Vape Escape, in Abertile, Wales, England, calls on vape users to sign a petition urging the Welsh Parliament to license vape sellers. The aim of this action is to prevent Welsh vape field from suffering a bad reputation due to the illegal behavior of some bad actors.
The petition mentions that a lack of training and licensing can lead to the sale of inappropriate products and illegal devices. This can be dangerous and can hinder the chances of becoming a non-smoker.
In addition, there are counterfeit and illegal vaping products circulating on the market that do not comply with UK regulations. These pod vape, mods and other kinds of vape devices also posing a danger to the public.
Therefore, a licensing system for vape shops may reduce this situation.
Vape pen, vape pod and other vape products are sold by licensed specialty stores. They have get trained and specialized in vaping products. Moreover, the clerks are familiar with all aspects of vaping products, smoking cessation therapy (nicotine replacement therapy), etc., including product knowledge. This enables them to work with the public, ensure a higher success rate of quitting smoking.
Parents are unhappy that some retailers are selling pod vapes, mod vapes, pen vapes and other vaping products to under-18s. This hinders the vaping industry’s progress towards the goal of a smoke-free Wales. Vapes are a method of transition from smoking and they should not be led to use at such a young age.
Due to the high success rate of the vaping industry in helping people quit smoking, the industry needs to be recognized. And the parliament needs to introduce a license to ensure the safe and responsible sale of vaping.
The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is currently urging Parliament to introduce a similar licensing scheme.