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UK Vape Shops Break Code Of Conduct By Selling To Non-Smokers

BY CHRIS MELLIDES

A 15-point voluntary code of conduct that applies to registered vape shops in the UK prohibiting the sale of vape devices to non-smokers has been largely ignored by roughly 87% of shops, findings show.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) launched an investigation of 100 of the 1,700 specialist vape shops located in England, Scotland and Wales and made the big reveal, according to BBC News.

The concern of experts is that offenders of the code of conduct are potentially turning people on to nicotine addiction who might not have otherwise picked up the habit.

The code of conduct reads:

“Vape products are for current or former smokers and existing users of vaping devices, therefore [you should] never knowingly sell to anyone who is not a current or former smoker, or a current vaper.”

To read more click here for the BBC News article.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.