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Penalty Notice Proposal for Retailers Selling Vapes to Youth

Penalty Notice Proposal for Retailers Selling Vapes to Youth

Penalty Notice Proposal for Retailers Selling Vapes to Youth

Vape manufacturer Imperial Brands recommends a serious crackdown on retailers selling vapes to teenagers. And they reveals a range of solutions to stop teenage smoking.

More details about the recommendation by Imperial Brands.

The company also calls on the government to reform the names of vape flavors. In addition, they also calls on ban products packing in a way that “deliberately attracts teenagers under 18 years of age.”

Further proposing measures include more effective regulation and stronger deterrents for those who breach the rules.

The punishment includes fixed penalty notices and the introduction of a retailer licensing system.

What’s more, the company also says banning vape flavors could easily push some nicotine users back to tobacco cigarettes. Retailers selling vapes to teenagers could have their licenses revoked.

Imperial Brands says: “This would provide a strong deterrent for irresponsible retailers.”

In addition, the company also suggests imposing taxes on vaping products. This could help to raise funds for law enforcement.

teenagers vaping in public

teenagers vaping in public

Oliver Kutz, managing director of Imperial Brands in the UK and Ireland, says:

“As a responsible manufacturer of both tobacco and reduced-harm alternatives, we take a zero-tolerance approach to anyone under 18 accessing our products.”

However, he says the company oppose Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s call for a “generational” ban on tobacco products.

Other vape manufacturers and brands opinions about the recommendation.

The owner of the vape brand Blu says they share the view of England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris Whitty. That is we should continue to encourage smokers to switch to vaping devices.

Because they are less risky and prevent the marketing and sale of vapes to children.

VPFIT, the leading vape manufacturer from China also supports strict punishment to those retailers selling vapes to teenagers.

“The issue of retailers selling vaporizing devices to teenagers is a matter of great concern. Because it can contribute to underage nicotine addiction and potential health risks.” Says Frankie Zhou, General Manager of VPFIT.

“Thus, strict punishment for retailers engaging in such practices is necessary to deter the sale of vapes to underage.”

In addition, public awareness campaigns, education programs, and collaborations with law enforcement is also necessary.

These activities can further support the prevention of underage vape sales and ensure the well-being of young individuals.