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The environmental group “The Green Group” in Oxford, England, advocates a comprehensive ban on disposable vapes, in response to the current “environmental and health crisis”.
They will ask Mayor Susan Brown to bring the matter to the Government, supports banning the sale of disposable vapes in the UK by 2024.
The British National Health Service states on its website that vapes are not completely harmless. But they only recommend adult smokers to use e-cigarettes to help quit smoking and stay quit.
On the other hand, the tobacco industry has made vape packaging attractive and designed with e-liquids suitable for children. This may made a generation of young people dependent on nicotine. The “green organization” motion proposed that “disposable vapes are with difficult-to-dispose packing and hard to recycle. They are causing damage to the natural environment and wasting key material resources.”
Moreover, Green groups asks cabinet members to investigate how the council is encouraging retailers who sell disposable vapes in Oxford. And how the council provide vape recycling facilities in their shops.
However, a study conducted by the University of Oxford last year gives another result. It suggests that “vapes are more effective in helping people quit smoking than traditional nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum.”
Mr. Frankie Zhou, General Manager of the top vape manufacturer VPFIT comments on this.
In his opinion, disposable vapes has environment problem, that’s true. But more and more vape manufacturers and brands in China are pushing out recycling solutions to reduce pollution problem. In addition, disposable vapes is popular among vape users because it is convenient, user-friendly and flavor tasting. Therefore, disposable vapes have their market value and should not be directly denied. We also need to guide vape users to increase their environmental awareness and not to throw away used disposable vapes at will.