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Vapemate Welcomes Under 18 Ecig Ban

Posted 2nd Feb 2014 to Vaping News


Vapemate.co.uk wholly embraces the government’s decision to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18.


Vapemate prides its position as a responsible retailer of electronic cigarettes and has been voluntarily enforcing an over 18’s policy ever since the business launched in 2013. We have always viewed electronic cigarettes as an adult product and have never promoted ourselves or our products otherwise. We make every effort to make this clear on our website, merchandise and in our terms and conditions.

Now this sensible approach has been taken, we would expect to see less of the scare mongering and irresponsible reporting that we have witnessed over the past 12 months allowing a wider and calmer debate to take place. However, currently the ban only applies to England and we hope the other member countries of the United Kingdom follow the lead taken by the Department of Health and introduce their own restrictions.

We look forward to the Government going further and seeking to have Article 18 of the TPD amended so that it can include a wider EU ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18.

— Eos Leisure Board of Directors

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