Disposable vapes will be banned in England as early as next week in bid to stop children getting addicted | The Sun

DISPOSABLE vapes will be banned in England to stop children getting addicted, under government plans to be unveiled as early as next week.

Single-use devices sold in bright colours and “bubblegum” sweet flavours are seen as encouraging kids to smoke.

The decision will be revealed in a Health Department consultation — pencilled in for next week, the Telegraph said.

Health bosses say 11.6 per cent of 11 to 17-year-olds have vaped — up from 7.7 per cent last year.

Ministers don’t plan to copy Australia by banning vaping as they feel e-cigs help smokers quit.

PM Rishi Sunak said in May on ITV’s This Morning: “I have two young girls. I’m also worried about that.


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“It looks like they are targeted at kids, which is ridiculous.

“I don’t want my kids to be seduced by any of these things.”

Prof Sir Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, said previously: “If you smoke, vaping is much safer; if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and marketing to children is utterly unacceptable.”

Disposable vapes also damage the environment as five million are thrown away every week, campaigners claim, up from 1.3 million of last year.

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Devolved administrations outside England would have to set policy for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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