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Warning over selling e-cigarettes to under 18s

Thursday October 8 2015

TRADING Standards officers in Barnsley are warning businesses that it is now illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s.

Anyone caught selling e-cigarettes to under 18s faces a fine of up to £2,500.

The new legislation makes it an offence for adults to buy e-cigarettes and tobacco products for children.

This also applies to liquid and capsule style refills.

Coun Roy Miller said: "Smoking is the single biggest cause of preventable death in Barnsley.

"Although current research suggests that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking, I encourage anyone who uses either tobacco products or e-cigarettes to stop using them completely."

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Reply Posted by me on Thursday October 8 2015 at 13:16
i fort they was safer than smoking real cigs ,so isnt it better them smoking ecigs than real ones

Reply Posted by fred on Thursday October 8 2015 at 13:52
GOOD - nobody knows what is in the liquids, could be anything.

Why anyone would wish to inhale an unregulated liquid into their lungs is beyong me - after all, you wouldn't drink bleach would you ?

Reply Posted by Jack on Thursday October 8 2015 at 15:02
Well Fred, you are right, I wouldn't drink bleach but there again I wouldn't drink e liquid either. I gave up smoking on 22nd January this year and went cold turkey. I have gone mad on several occasions for a cigarette and today I have purchased an e cig and liquids. Much safer than real cigarettes. I am still a non smoker.

Reply Posted by Carla on Sunday October 11 2015 at 15:18
Answer this logic. If a 16 year old can legally smoke (not buy), a cigarette then how come they have to wait until they are 18 to 'vapour', is the government surreptitiously stating that 'vapourising' is more harmful then smoking!

Reply Posted by hello on Monday October 12 2015 at 07:46
had to laugh at this line, Smoking is the single biggest cause of preventable death in Barnsle. so getting wrecked on alcohol products all your life is safe? lol

ipso Regulated