Ban Disposable Vapes

UK and Scottish Governments have announced on Sunday 28 January their plans to ban disposable vapes. We welcome the news that will protect young people and the environment from the harms of single use vapes, and thank everyone for their support with our campaigning.

Read on to find out about our work for a ban in Scotland below. Click here to read the full story on the ban.

Along with climate activist Laura Young, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Marine Conservation Society, ASH Scotland is leading the Ban Disposable Vapes campaign in Scotland.

We have called on both the Scottish Government and UK Government to ban disposable e-cigarettes on both public health and environmental grounds.

Why do we want disposable vapes banned?

In an effort to protect the environment and young people’s health, we’re asking for disposable (or single-use) vapes to be banned.

Up to 26 million disposable vapes were consumed and thrown away in Scotland in the last year. They contain precious materials to make up the lithium iron batteries, and the outer casing is made of plastic.

The bright colours and sweet, attractive flavours make them enticing to young people, who can become addicted as most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

They are also though to be behind the increase in fires at waste facilities.

A blue and yellow disposable vape thrown in long grass with the words "Ban Disposable Vapes Campaign" in the top left corner

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