Disposable vapes are set to be banned in the UK as part of the government’s plans to reduce the rising number of young people taking up vaping.
The plans include restrictions on vape flavours which are specifically marketed to children and introducing plain packaging. All vaping products must not be displayed in shops where they appeal to children, such as next to sweets or chocolate.
NHS figures showed that 9% of 11- to 15-year-old children used e-cigarettes in 2021, which rises to 18% for 15-year-olds.
Disposable vapes are also contributing to a seemingly ever-growing mountain of hard-to-recycle waste, raising significant environmental concerns.
Watch our video to find out the environmental statistics behind the government’s decision to ban disposable vapes.