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Vapes could be taxed to drive up prices and make them less attractive to youngsters under plans unveiled in the King's Speech.
Ministers are considering restricting the sale of disposable vapes and 'exploring a new duty' on e-cigarettes. It follows repeated warnings from health campaigners that offering e-cigarettes for 'pocket money prices' encourages children to take up vaping.
Other proposals include restricting the flavours and descriptions of vapes, putting vapes out of the sight of children and regulating vape packaging and how products are presented.
Retailers could also be issued with on-the-spot fines if they sell vapes to underage children.
The number of children using vapes has tripled in the past three years with one in five having vaped despite it being illegal for under-18s.
The number of children using vapes has tripled in the past three years with one in five having vaped despite it being illegal for under-18s
The move comes after Rishi Sunak announced his plans to stamp out smoking for good at the Tory conference last month
The proposals came as the Government confirmed that it would introduce a new law banning tobacco sales to anybody born on or after January 1, 2009.
It means a 14-year-old today will never legally be sold a cigarette in England under the Prime Minister's bid to create a 'smokefree generation'.