Scottish Government launches consultation on tightening rules on advertising and promoting vaping products

08 February 2022

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into additional controls to limit the advertising and promotion of vaping products in Scotland. Devices, such as electronic cigarettes, have become popular over the past decade as an alternative to smoking tobacco. While current evidence shows that vapes are less harmful than smoking tobacco, they are not harm-free, and the damage they could cause to human health in the long term is unknown.

This consultation was a commitment in the 2018 tobacco control action plan, and seeks views on proposed regulations that aim to strike a balance between protecting non-smokers and making information available to smokers.

The consultation is open until 29 April 2022 and can be completed online.

Source: Scottish Government, 3 February 2022