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Cavan Senator calls for the regulation of e-cigarette shops

Jun 23, 2022 13:06 By News Northern Sound
Cavan Senator calls for the regulation of e-cigarette shops Cavan Senator calls for the regulation of e-cigarette shops
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Senator Wilson said it was "worth noting" that the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation are concerned that the number of young people vaping is increasing.

A Cavan Senator says "something needs to be done" on the regulation of e-cigarette shops.

Senator Diarmuid Wilson recently spoke on the issue in the Seanad, calling for the Government to "strike a balance" between the potential benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers trying to quit and the risks that more non-smokers, particularly young children, will start vaping.

Senator Wilson claimed there is evidence that children aged as young as ten and upwards are vaping.

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He also made note of research carried out by the HRB in 2020 which suggested that adolescents who used an e-cigarette were "three to five times more likely" to start smoking than those who did not.

As a result of this, Senator Wilson believes the ban on sales of e-cigarettes to minors and the sales licensing system are measures that are needed.

He added that a ban on cigarette flavours, which are believed to appeal largely to children and young adults, should also be adopted.

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