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Sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s should be banned – Roy Beggs

Ulster Unionist Party Health spokesperson Roy Beggs has added his voice to NI Chest, Heart and Stroke Association’s call for e-cigarettes to be banned from sale to children and young people under 18. Roy Beggs MLA said: “Nicotine is a highly addictive drug and so I believe we in Northern Ireland should also be banning the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s. It is recognised that nicotine in any form has adverse health effects and therefore it is important that our young people do not become addicted whilst unaware of the risks involved. “I believe Northern Ireland should follow the Westminster proposal to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s in England ,and by many schools in the US to ban it on their premises, in order to ensure that our young people are not taking up a habit which may unwittingly act as a stepping stone to the real thing. … Continue reading

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