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UK Trading Standards get more resources – is it enough to fight illicit vape sales?

UK Trading Standards officials welcomed new measures to increase funding and allow for higher on-the-spot fines to be issued for illicit vape sales.

But industry representatives say that though this is all well and good, efforts are likely to be meaningless without measures like a linked licensing scheme that can also lead to the loss of licences for other vice products, for example.

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Freddie Dawson

Managing editor, news
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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