According to the BBC report on December 21, Ireland has enacted a new law that prohibits the sale of vapes to people under the age of 18 in Ireland. Violators will be fined up to 4,000 euros and imprisoned for up to six months. The bill is effective from December 22nd.

Ireland’s Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said he was pleased the ban could be implemented before Christmas.

The ban in the Republic of Ireland is in line with similar laws in the UK. England and Wales introduced the ban in 2015, Scotland followed in 2017 and Northern Ireland revised it in 2022.

Ireland bans the sale of vapes to minors, with offenders subject to a maximum fine of 4,000 euros or 6 months in prison

Donnelly thanked colleagues in Orléans Tas (Irish Parliament) “who understand the urgency for our children” and said they supported his speedy introduction of the law. Donnelly added that proposals for further regulation of vapes and tobacco control would be reviewed next year.

In November 2023, the Minister of Health and Public Health Hildegard Norton launched a public consultation on the future regulation of vapes. Norton said the ban was a “good start” in solving the problem of vapes. She said: “Protecting children is at the heart of our national anti-smoking policy, Smoke-Free Ireland, and I welcome this significant development in that direction.”

The minister said she was also looking forward to consulting on views on vape flavors and packaging. She added: “We know that young people who vape are more likely to start smoking, so it’s important that they are not attracted to these products.”

The latest ban is part of wider measures to help tackle vape use among young people. Other countries, such as Australia, have taken steps to try to curb nicotine addiction in children by banning the use and importation of disposable vapes.

Ireland bans the sale of vapes to minors, with offenders subject to a maximum fine of 4,000 euros or 6 months in prison

Earlier this year, the Irish government introduced the Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhalation Products) Bill 2023 to prevent children from smoking or using nicotine inhalation products.

In addition to prohibiting the sale of such goods to persons under 18, the bill would also:

Public consultation on these measures will run until January 5, 2024.

The Irish government officially bans the sale of vapes to minors and has established strict penalties for violations. Violators can face a fine of up to 4,000 euros or imprisonment for 6 months. The decision is intended to protect teenagers from the health risks of vapes. In this context, veehoo vapes actively respond to the regulations and take protecting the health of teenagers as its own responsibility.

The decision was taken out of concern for the health of young people, as the use of vapes is on the rise among teenagers. The ingredients in vapes and the nicotine inhaled may have serious effects on the physical and brain development of teenagers. Therefore, prohibiting the sale of vapes to minors is an important step to protect their health and well-being.

As a company focusing on the R&D and manufacturing of vape products, veehoo vapes actively respond to regulations and regard them as its responsibility to protect the health of teenagers. Veehoo vapes have always paid close attention to the use of teenagers during the product design and sales process, and have taken a series of measures to ensure that the products will not be obtained by minors.

First of all, veehoo vapes strictly implement age verification measures to ensure that products are only sold to consumers aged 18 and above. They have set up age verification prompts on their sales channels and official websites, requiring consumers to provide proof of age to prevent minors from purchasing and using vape products.

Secondly, Veehoo vapes actively promote youth health education and strengthen publicity and education on the impact of vapes on health. They are committed to providing accurate health information to help youth understand the risks of vaping and encourage them to make informed health choices.

Ireland bans the sale of vapes to minors, with offenders subject to a maximum fine of 4,000 euros or 6 months in prison

In addition, Veehoo vapes also work closely with retail partners to ensure that they also strictly comply with the ban on sales regulations. Veehoo vapes work with retailers to strengthen supervision of sales channels to ensure that minors cannot easily purchase vape products.

Veehoo vapes’ positive response and actions demonstrate their sense of responsibility and commitment to protecting the health of teenagers. They will continue to strengthen the monitoring and control of vape use by minors to ensure that they do not become victims of vapes.

In short, the Irish government’s decision to ban the sale of vapes to minors is to protect the health of teenagers and has gained widespread support. Veehoo vapes actively respond to this regulation to protect the health of teenagers.

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