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UK: Greater Manchester Police has announced the seizure of 18,000 “non-compliant vape products” in an ongoing enforcement operation.
UK: The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) published a statement on e-cigarettes saying that CTSI and Trading Standards teams need urgent support and clear
UK: When asked about the environmental impact of disposable e-cigarettes, the junior environment secretary, Rebecca Pow, said that disposable e-cig packaging could also
UK: At yesterday's debate, the National No Smoking Day, MPs asked the health secretary exactly when the response to the Khan review will be
UK: Asked in Parliament about a possible “smoke-free fund” to be paid for by the tobacco industry to boost public health budgets, junior
UK: Treasury sources say a vaping levy will not be included in next week’s Budget, despite calls from health department officials, press reports. The
UK: Asked about a report elsewhere that ministers were considering a vaping tax, the Department of Health and Social Care told ECigIntelligence it would
UK: There are no immediate plans to ban disposables, according to junior environment secretary, Rebecca Pow. "The Government is concerned by the increasing
UK: Junior environment secretary, Rebecca Pow, said that the Environment Agency has so far not taken any enforcement action under the Waste Electrical
UK: Yesterday, Greater Manchester Police released the results of Operation Vulcano, in which officers seized "hundreds of illegal vapes", among other non-compliant products.
UK: Trading Standards officers and the police have seized more than 500 illegal disposable e-cigs worth around £5,000 from a shop in Taunton,
UK: Police and trading standards officers in County Durham say they have seized almost £100,000 worth of illegal e-cigarettes and cigarettes following multiple complaints about
UK: England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty has said in a widely reported speech that he finds the marketing of e-cigarettes to children appalling
UK: Nottinghamshire Fire Service has warned of fire risks associated with the improper use and disposal of e-cigarettes. “We strongly recommend that people do
UK: When asked about the penalties for manufacturers who breach the rules, junior health secretary, Neil O'Brien, said that there are no current
UK - Scotland: The NGO Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) and several other organisations are urging the government to ban the manufacture
UK: When asked about the non-compliant e-cigarette products from Elf Bar, junior health secretary, Neil O'Brien, said that the Department of Health and
UK: NGO Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has called for a tax on disposable e-cigarettes. The organisation has recommended that an excise
UK: Nottingham City Council has decided to award £75,000 of funding to commission a behavioural research campaign to help understand vaping and smoking
UK: Gateshead Council in the Northeast of England has called on residents to recycle disposable e-cigarettes at their nearest recycling centre or take them
UK: Swindon Borough Council has announced that it has joined other local authorities in calling for the government to bring forward a new Tobacco Control
UK: Conservative MP Caroline Johnson yesterday presented a cross-party bill to prohibit the sale of disposable e-cigarettes. The bill will have a second reading on
UK: Derby City Council has raised concerns over disposable e-cigarettes, naming a recycling centre where they can be taken, but saying “an even better
UK: The Daily Mail reports that following its own independent testing of Elf Bar's 600 line of e-cigarettes, which found the product to
UK: Junior health secretary Neil O'Brien said that the Department of Health and Social Care is currently considering how best to commission further research
UK - Scotland: In reaction to the Scottish government's consultation on the environmental impact of single-use vapes, the charity Asthma + Lung UK has,
UK: There are no plans to investigate manufacturers for selling products that exceed the 2 ml limit because this is the responsibility of
UK: In December 2022, the port officers in Kent seized 315,920 illegal e-cigarettes in eight consignments, following referrals from the UK Border Agency.
UK: Yesterday, 24th January, Durham Police announced the first results of Operation Autumn, undertaken together with Trading Standards officers to combat illegal sales.
UK: Illegal e-cigarettes worth £107,000 have been seized in London, said Adam Hug, leader of Westminster City Council.
UK - Scotland: The Scottish government has commissioned an urgent evidence review on the environmental impact of disposable e-cigarettes, which could lead to a ban.
UK - Scotland: Yesterday (19th January) the health secretary, Humza Yousaf, said that the government is reviewing the evidence on e-cigarettes that will
UK: Two retailers in South Gloucestershire have been fined for selling illegal disposable e-cigarettes. Prosecution started last year when Trading Standards officers found and
UK: More than 60% of Trading Standards officers say their biggest worry is shops selling illicit e-cigarettes or selling vaping products to children,
UK: In answer to a parliamentary question, junior environment minister Rebecca Pow said the government had no information on the value of payments made by
UK: In answer to a parliamentary question about when the new tobacco control plan and a response to the Khan review would be published, junior health
UK: When asked about what steps the department is taking to control the online sale of e-cigarettes, junior secretary for business, energy and
UK - Scotland: Commenting on a call by an environmental campaigner for a ban on disposable e-cigarettes, an official spokesperson told reporters: “The
UK: Supermarket chain Waitrose has decided to stop selling disposable e-cigarettes due to health and environmental concerns. In the past year, we have reported
UK: Nottinghamshire Trading Standards will receive additional funding to raise its inspection capacities specifically for shops selling age-restricted products like e-cigarettes. Trading Standards
UK: A shop in Taunton has been closed following a seizure of 119 pouches and a large amount of illegal e-cigarettes, in addition to
UK: Authorities have seized more than 100 non-compliant e-cigarettes in Southend following test purchases in 11 shops, media reports.
UK: Salford City Council announced that over 80,000 illegal vapour products worth £800,000 have been seized from a distributor in Broughton. The products
UK: West Yorkshire Police has announced the seizure of 1,519 oversized vaping products, valued between £20,000 and £25,000, from four shops on 1st December.
UK: Following the search of two minors who had multiple vaping devices with them, Cheshire Police issued a warning reminding retailers that e-cigarettes
UK: In a House of Commons debate today on health inequalities, Labour MP Andrew Gwynne asked if the government was going to deliver a number of
UK: The Office for National Statistics yesterday published its annual dataset on the proportion of adults in Great Britain who use e-cigarettes. The figures for
UK: On 2nd December, Rotherham Council announced that Trading Standards and the police have seized over 5,000 illegal vapes with an estimated retail