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UK Restriction To Over 18s

Discussion in 'EU Legislation' started by e-pipeman, Mar 13, 2009.

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  1. e-pipeman

    e-pipeman Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2008
    Brown Edge, England
  2. Chrissie

    Chrissie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    When I switched my radio on this morning I caught the tale end of the news report. The newsreader said "trading standards are calling for a ban on electronic cigarettes" & I thought 8-o then he added "to under 18's" & I was :D

    To me this is very good news as it does look like it may be the main extent of regulations on the e-cig itself. :)
  3. googled

    googled Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2009
    Which radio channel was it? Just wondering if the report is available on IPlayer since the news bulletins are often part of of the main programming.

    I had to laugh at this bit :

    "Anti-smoking group Ash has also pointed out that many of the products are made in China, where it says quality control is "not very good". "

    Talk about grasping at straws. What are they so worried about ?
  4. Chrissie

    Chrissie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Googled, it was on Radio 1 breakfast show news :).

    Have heard from a friend that an interview with Jason (pillbox) is being repeated throughout the day on the BBC news 24 channel if you can get that.
  5. Mungo

    Mungo Full Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    London. UK.
    Well, i agree that if that is the extent of regulation in the UK, then we here will be heaving sighs of relief. But i wonder if it's not a little short sighted to stop kids trying alternatives to smoking. i live next to a secondary school [11years-18years] and the kids don't seem to have any problem getting cigarettes or dope for that matter.
  6. ironsheik

    ironsheik Full Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    The Sun newspaper today has a similar story to this...
  7. V-Power

    V-Power Full Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Suffolk, UK
    I heard this on the radio as I was driving to work - exactly the same as Chrissie, I'd just turned the radio on... The newsreader said "trading standards are calling for a ban on electronic cigarettes" & I thought 8-o 8-o8-o - only my second day of vaping and already I don't want to have it taken away from me... then he added "to under 18's" & I was :D:D:D Full of relief :)

    And I 've had NO analogues at all today:):)
  8. DCrist721

    DCrist721 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    What??? This is insane? Retailers were actually selling these to kids? Selling the actual device is not so much a big deal, but the liquid is. Even though "e-liquid" isn't yet regulated by the US government, because of the US Analogues Act any drug which is similar to a presently regulated drug is subject to the laws of the form which is regulated. Meaning that retailers who sell carts to kids could be shut down just as they would if they sold cigarettes to kids.

    I think it's good news that the UK did this and I hope that the US follows suite with this restriction.
  9. L E Jay

    L E Jay Full Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    I don't know that anyone was actually selling to kids, just that its not properly regulated.
    As with everywhere, first we have a go at the sellers, then we have a go at the government, then we have a go at the media 'shock coverage' and then we blame anyone else.
    So we blame the thing itself.
    I don't mind the 'shock' people then turn around and say we live in a nanny state.
  10. surbitonPete

    surbitonPete Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2009
    North Yorkshire UK
    It's a good point ....It doesn't matter what the government still get hold of cigarettes or drugs if they want, so 'banning' E-cigarettes won't really make any difference......strangely enough it might be the very thing that will get the youngsters interested in vaping....nothing will appeal to a youngsters rebellious streak more than banning them.
  11. Silk

    Silk Full Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Romford UK
    Too true, and as already proved in Scotland, the smoking ban has resulting in increase in pubs closing down and a big leap in kids taking up smoking.

    What a great result in stupidity.:confused:
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