Labour’s vaping motion up in smoke as council agrees to collaborate on issue

MEMBERS of Bromsgrove District Council will work together to submit a report to the governments consultation on tackling youth vaping.
The council’s cabinet will dedicate one of its working group sessions to this issue, with a view to agreeing a formal response to the government’s consultation on ‘creating a smoke free generation and tackling youth vaping’.
An invitation is extended to all of the council members with a particular interest in tackling the problems of youth vaping across their district and the nation.

The working group was proposed by the council’s Conservative leader, Karen May after a motion put forward by Labour councillor, Esther Gray caused quite a stir in a recent meeting of the council on October 25.

Coun Gray’s motion wanted to place tighter restrictions on American style candy stores selling disposable vapes and sweets, particularly marketed towards children.

In the meeting, the Liberal Democrats felt the motion was too specific and lacked a broader stance on tackling the problems posed by disposable vapes as a whole.

After withdrawing her motion at the meeting, Coun Gray thanked Coun May for finding an alternative which works towards tackling the issues of youth vaping.