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E-Cigarette age restrictions on purchases "needs better enforcement"

The warning comes in a report from Public Health England

Enforcing the age restriction on e-cigarettes needs to be improved, public health chiefs have said.

A new report, commissioned by Public Health England said that survey data suggested nearly two-thirds of 11- to 17-year-olds who currently vaped more than once a month had bought products themselves.

This compared to a third who said they had been given them by someone they know.

Respondents said they had bought vaping products from a shop, over the internet and from street markets.

PHE said that proof of age for the sale of vaping product needed to be better enforced to protect young people.

It is illegal to sell vaping products to anyone under the age of 18.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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