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‘We’re on to you’: Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

THE SALE OF certain flavoured e-cigarettes such as candy floss and bubblegum could be banned next year.

Health Minister Simon Harris today announced that the government will next year ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s and introduce a raft of advertising restrictions similar to those introduced in relation to alcohol this year.

In addition, the minister said he is looking at addressing issues in relation to the sale of certain flavoured e-cigarettes, which he states are deliberately targeting children.

The minister today launched research carried out by IPSOS MRBI among third and fourth year students n relation to e-cigarette flavours and packaging research.

Of the mini-focus group of 16 students, the majority said they do not believe that sweet e-cigarette flavours were designed for adults only.


Source: Christina Finn, The Journal, 9th December 2019

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