There have been some murmurings in the media that Ireland is planning to ban Disposable Vapes?

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I was first made aware of this by a Tweet from the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) Ireland.

According to the BreakingNewsie website there is to be a public consultation over a number of months on the subject of banning disposables.

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Ossain Smyth – image courtesy of greenparty.ie

The Minister of State for Communications and Circular Economy for the Green Party Ossain Smyth told the RTE Morning Ireland show…

“I know that you can never completely ban a product; there are always ways to find your way around it. But we’re at the stage now where it is the default option. It’s half the price of a cigarette, you can just go out and buy them.

“And I think that people do want the reassurance from Government if they are buying a vaping product and putting it into their lungs that this is something that is certified that they know the quantity of nicotine that’s inside them, but you wouldn’t know if you just bought some random product on the internet.”

Mr Smyth said there would have to be a formal public consultation before any ban could take place.

He also appeared on Newstalk Breakfast and made the following comments according to the Joe.ie website

“I’ve no problem with vaping. I can see that it’s something where you recharge your vape and you put liquid in and you reuse it again and again.
“But what’s emerged in the last year has been this idea of a single-use vape.

“You buy this thing, it’s got everything in it – the battery, the vape liquid, it’s a plastic tube – and when you’re finished, typically people are often throwing them on the ground.
“I think this is a product that actually just needs to be banned completely.”

“But I think this is an example of an innovation that is really making the world a worse place,” he also said.

“The idea that you would buy a product that’s very attractive to children, tastes like bubblegum, you smoke on it for maybe 50 drags and then it just gets thrown on the ground.

“And it contains valuable materials: lithium-ion battery, electronics, copper, plastic.

“I think it’s really the opposite of everything we’re trying to do.”

Responses

As there have been no solid dates or deadlines mentioned I guess it is just a case of “Wait and see”…

Michelle

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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