10 Apr 2024

Lawmakers worry tobacco companies will outsmart ban

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 10 April 2024

Lawmakers are worried tobacco companies will outsmart the government's looming ban on disposable vapes. The ban is set to come into force by the end of the year - along with new retailer restrictions and tougher penalties for those selling to underage people. MPs today stressed to health officials they want disposable products completely eradicated - and don't believe interim measures to prevent young people from picking up vaping are working. Our political reporter Anneke Smith has more.