North Lincolnshire, UK: face up to £2,500 fine for selling e-cigarettes to children

Shady retailers who illegally sell e-cigarettes to children in North Lincolnshire will face fines of up to $2,500, according to the official website of the UK’s North Lincolnshire County Government on August 10th. This new rule has been initiated in order to protect minors.

Local authorities will conduct a series of undercover operations to send teenagers to stores to buy e-cigarettes in order to monitor every retailer in the area. E-cigarettes can only be sold to people over the age of 18. Anyone caught selling to children could be fined $2,500.

Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said we should make sure young people are healthy. Despite data showing that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco products, selling them to children and young people is unacceptable and would be a blow. While many e-cigarettes have an appealing flavor, they do contain tobacco tar. Tobacco tar is not a deadly part of tobacco smoke, but it is lazy.

In addition, the cost of irresponsibly throwing away disposable e-cigarettes will increase. People caught littering in North Lincolnshire will be fined $150, which will increase to $500 in the coming weeks.



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