Local councillor, Paudge Connolly called for vaping products to be banned to under 18-year-olds at a recently held meeting of Monaghan County Council. He says vaping at schools, in particular, has become "problematic" and legislation must be introduced so products can be made illegal in those settings.
Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, Cllr Connolly highlighted that because vapes are so easy to conseal, teachers can't see them and students engage in vaping on school property. Cllr Connolly said that vaping is addictive for consumers.
He added that vaping products are not good for people and they should come with a health warning. "Vapes to some extent are the new cigarette only this time it's easier to become addicted because people had to get over smoking but with the vape people immediately like the taste," continued Cllr Connolly.
"And, yet it is addictive. What people forget, is that there are substances in there and we don't rightly know what's in those vapes."