Vape Mods & Tanks to Be Banned in the UK?
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Many main stream news websites have recently been reporting that the WHO (World Health Organisation) have announced that they are looking to ban sales within the UK of re-fillable mod/pod/pen vape devices.
Their reasoning for this is to gain tighter control over the chemicals, flavours and nicotine strengths that vapers are able to refill with.
Fortunately, should this ban happen, it would not affect disposable vapes that are pre-filled by manufacturers. This means that we will be able to continue the sale of our product line including Elf Bar and Geek Bar disposable vapes.
UK health and vaping organisations are strongly opposed to this ban as they believe vaping is a much healthier alternative to cigarette smoking and a ban would encourage vapers to switch back to smoking.
Public Health’s England’s Vaping Evidence Review of 2021 suggests that vaping products are the most effective method to help smokers transition to a safer alternative to tobacco with over 50,000 smokers stopping smoking with a vaping product in 2017 alone.
Public Health England also claim that vaping is 95% healthier than smoking cigarettes.
Will it Happen?
The IBVTA (Independent British Vape Trade Association) is equally non-plussed at these articles, and have put out a statement fully dismissing the idea that the UK is in any danger of banning vaping products.
The next Conference of Parties for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC COP9) will be in The Hague in November this year, where governmental bodies will be discussing all things e-cigarette and vaping related.
Watch this space for updates.
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