Recently, the U.K. Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has teamed up with Trading Standards, responsible for gathering vital intelligence throughout the country and combating rogue traders and tackling priorities. They plan to work together and to prevent the underage sales of vapor products in the U.K.
Although vaping products are less harmful than tobacco and normally used as a safe alternative, it is not a healthy habit for the youth. Thus, it is significant for the government or regulation department to ban vaping products from underage.
The UKVIA received the support of Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards. Then this association has published the Preventing Underage Sales Guide, which is the first of its kind published by the U.K. vapor industry.
This Preventing Underage Sales Guide considers the contemporary situation of the vape industry and covers vaping age legislation in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The association also includes the use and best practice enforcement of the Challenge 25 rule. In addition, it focuses on proxy purchasing when an adult purchases vaping products on behalf of someone under 18, which seems like a loophole of vaping products regulation. And it also advises on different forms of I.D. that can be accepted and aware of various methods of deception. Furthermore, it points out the significance of considering digital age verification.
According to the press release, John Dunne, director at the UKVIA, said:
“The legal age to buy vaping products is 18, and we want to keep it that way by making it as hard as possible for minors to get their hands on vaping devices and e-liquids.”
“This guide is designed to ensure consistency and high-level standards across the industry when it comes to age verification.”
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