• June 13, 2024

Grocer’s Lobby Wants ‘Nuanced Debate’ on Vapes

 Grocer’s Lobby Wants ‘Nuanced Debate’ on Vapes

Credit: Paolo Giovanni

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) trade association has written to Scotland’s public health minister Jenni Minto MSP, following the Programme for Government announcement, which said restrictions on vaping in Scotland will be considered.

The SGF outlined a number of measures which it believes can reduce vaping among children, while also ensuring adult smokers looking to quit have access to alternative forms of nicotine, according to media reports.

It said packaging and naming of vape brands should be changed to make them less appealing to children, but said it opposes restrictions on flavor.

The SGF said flavor is shown to be the key factor which helps people switch from smoking to vaping – an alternative it argues is less harmful.