• April 16, 2024

Scotland Closer to Banning Disposable Vapes

 Scotland Closer to Banning Disposable Vapes

The sale and supply of single-use vapes in Scotland could be banned by the start of April 2025.

It follows a UK-wide consultation last year, with the date agreed by the devolved governments and Westminster.

The draft legislation – which is open for consultation until March 8 – is being taken forward in Scotland using powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, according to media reports.

The age limit for buying tobacco would also change under UK government plans.

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  • ‘Massive’ increase in young Scots vaping, MSPs told

Each nation has introduced separate legislation banning the sale and supply of disposable vaping products.

Circular Economy Minister, Lorna Slater said the Scottish government was committed to reducing vaping among non-smokers and young people and tackling their environmental impact.