The disposable vape ban – podcast

The UK government plans to ban disposable vapes in a bid to prevent children from using them. In recent years, vapes have become cheaper and more colorful and are now available in a wide variety of flavors.

“As any parent or teacher knows, one of the most worrying trends right now is the increase in vaping among children, which is why we must act before it becomes endemic,” Rishi Sunak said during the announcement.

Sarah Boseleya writer and former health editor of the Guardian, says Michael Safi why it is difficult for governments to find the right regulatory balance. Smokers often use vapes to quit smoking, a habit that has devastating health consequences and costs healthcare systems. How can we prevent children from becoming addicted to nicotine while helping adults who are trying to quit?

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