Action on Smoking and Health and the American Cancer Society have shown that e-cigarettes are not attractive to young people and are not used as a gateway to smoking.
Cigarettes – not e-cigarettes –are the gateway to smoking.
E-cigarettes are an adult product, and we therefore support calls for a ban on sales to under-18s.
However, it is ludicrous to propose that they be sold only alongside nicotine replacement therapies. E-cigarettes are a viable alternative to cigarettes and should be sold anywhere cigarettes are sold.
The BBC found that 62 per cent of the public do not want e-cigarettes banned in public and recent research concluded that: “The effects of e-cigarette use on bystanders are minimal compared with conventional cigarettes.”