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The UK will ban disposable vapes and curb candy-flavored e-cigarettes that attract children under 18

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government says it will ban the sale of disposable vapes and limit their cornucopia of flavors to prevent children from becoming addicted to nicotine. It also says it will stick to a contentious proposal to ban today’s young people from ever buying cigarettes. It is currently illegal to sell vapes or tobacco to children under 18 in the U.K., but officials say youth vaping has tripled in the past three years. As well as banning disposable vapes, the government says it will “restrict flavors which are specifically marketed at children” and ensure that manufacturers put vapes in plain packaging. The measures are expected to come into effect next year.

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