This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Stop Children Starting Smoking – Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Now !
Electronic cigarettes use nicotine – an addictive poison that may cause cancer. Already banned in some countries - but unregulated in the UK !
The Nicotine Industry is unscrupulous, wanting nothing less than to recruit a whole new generation of nicotine addicts, and to have everyone buying and using these devices.
The NI would love these devices to be the next schoolyard craze, with children addicted to pocket money priced candy flavoured nicotine which they buy and smoke on the way to and from school, smoking them at bus stops and in playgrounds and classrooms; becoming lifelong addicted customers who potentially will move on to harder drugs.
The NI will do whatever they can get away with to recruit an addicted lifelong customer, and their uncontrolled lifestyle marketing is most effective with naïve consumers (aka school children).
We believe these devices should be controlled identically to tobacco cigarettes – and available as a cheaper, possibly less dangerous, option.
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