WARNING: This product contains nicotine, nicotine is an addictive chemical.
Only for audlts, anyone below the age of 21 is prohibited from buying e-cigarette.
According to reported on November 8, the Irish government plans to legislate from selling electronic cigarettes to minors under 18. The legislation is about to be placed before Christmas. The move aims to close the gap of Irish law by completely prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to children.
The legislation is expected to be reviewed in the Seanad, and will be transferred to President Michael D. Higgins to formally signed as a law.
In addition, the legislation stipulates that any store that is found to sell electronic cigarettes to minors will be fined. The fine will up to 4,000 euros or sentenced to 6 months.
Moreover, the legislation will also prohibit electronic cigarette advertisements 200 meters around the school and public transport.
Stephen Donelly has stated that this new legislation will take effect before Christmas.
In addition, he was asked about the problem of prohibiting adolescents under 18 years of age. The minister said that he hoped to implement this legislation in place before Christmas.
He also plans to propose a second legislation to comprehensively ban disposable electronic cigarettes in all ages.
“We’re putting a second piece of legislation in place while we’re doing this one well looking at things like advertising, where people are buying them or point of sale, at colours, at flavourings, at single use disposable vapes – which I think we need to ban outright.”
What;s more, he emphasizes that this is an important public health measure, hoping to prohibit these electronic cigarettes from being sold to children as soon as possible.
In recent years, more and more young people starts to use electronic cigarettes, although they have never use cigarettes before. In addition, plastic disposable electronic cigarette with a variety of flavors is also very popular in Ireland. These flavor electronic cigarettes are very attractive to young people. And can be seen everywhere on streets across the country.