Ban disposable vapes to save youths from the 'Wild West market', Children's Commissioner says
Disposable vapes must be banned and others sold in plain packaging to end the Wild West market in e-cigarettes, the Childrens Commissioner for England has said.
Dame Rachel de Souza fears that children feel under pressure to take part in the damaging habit.
Some pupils are now avoiding using toilets at school because they are a hotspot for vaping, while others struggle to concentrate in class because of their nicotine addiction, she said.
Dame Rachel said: It is insidious these products are intentionally marketed and promoted to children, both online and offline.
I am concerned by the rise in the number of children vaping in this country, particularly given the risks it poses to their health and wellbeing.