Bill banning sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s goes to Cabinet

The sale of e-cigarettes to children is to be banned under legislation Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring to Cabinet later this month.

The Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill will prohibit the sale of “vapes” – tobacco- and nicotine-inhaling products – to persons under the age of 18.

It will also make it illegal for under-18s to sell such products. And the legislation will introduce a new licensing system for the retail sale of these items.

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Source:, October 2019. Accessed on October 17th 2019