Reilly considers U-18s ban on e-cigarettes

The Health Minister James Reilly is set to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s.

Manufacturers claim e-cigarettes can assist smokers kick the habit of smoking tobacco cigarettes, but the Department of Health counters that they still contain highly-addictive nicotine.

Minister Reilly is reviewing the evidence on the potential harm and benefits of e-cigarettes, before deciding the best approach to wider regulation.


 

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