A new campaign by the UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association) has been launched called “Be Vape Vigilant”.
The initiative is to call on consumers, vape professionals and the public to report illicit and illegal vape sellers.
Sadly vapes are still getting into the hands of those under 18. All reputable stores will check for ID, but somehow kids are still getting hold of them.
This puts the whole vape industry in a negative light – we have all heard people complaining about “all the kids’ vaping”.
The problem with counterfeit products is the fact the ingredients or electrics could be dangerous, so we need to make sure these are kept out of the hands of the public.
So now it is time for everyone to stand up and try to stop this happening.
The UKVIA say…
“The only way to stop youth vaping in its tracks is by getting to the root of the problem – rogue traders.”
Why & How To Report
Also as things stand right now the CTSI do not have the resources to tackle this problem. By reporting your concerns this should mean that their resources will be targeted effectively.
Scan the QR code on the left with your phone camera to be directed to the website to report. Alternatively head over to www.bevapevigilant.co.uk.
Fill in the “file a report” section with the name and location of the retailer.
Also add a description of why you are reporting them.
Reports will then be passed onto the relevant authorities and progress will be monitored.
📣 SUSPECT IT. REPORT IT. SORT IT.
The UK Vaping Industry Association has today launched its new Be Vape Vigilant initiative – a nationwide scheme created to help identify and report rogue traders who are suspected of selling vapes to minors or stocking illicit goods.
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— UKVIA (@Vaping_Industry) December 7, 2023