According to a report presented by our colleagues on the site « inews"Near 40% of vape shops were caught illegally selling e-cigarettes to children. A disturbing news but also very surprising!
According to a report, nearly 40% of vape shops in the UK were caught illegally selling e-cigarettes to children. Vendors have been targeted by 34 local boards in England between 2018 and 2019. According to the data, 90 local 227 allowed minors to buy products.
Trading Standards, which compiled the results of the research, is now calling for more resources to prevent young people from buying products of the vape.
A girl of 17 years told the program Victoria Derbyshire from with the BBC she had visited several vape shops and received free e-cigarette and e-liquid tutorials. In her testimony, she states that she was "rarely" asked for a piece of identification despite her frequent visits for more than a year. Research has shown that the proportion of vendors who have allowed children to buy vaping products has gone from 28% to 40% during the past year.
On the 90 illegal sales, 47 have been registered in specialty shops. It is estimated that about 3,6 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK.