England will launch ban on e-cigarettes to children

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England's Chief Medical Officer issues many warnings against the sale of "e-cigs" to those under 18. The truth is that we don't know what will happen in the long run when a smoker gets a hit of nicotine (doctors fear that someone smoking from these could also end up smoking the real cigarettes). And to further complicate things these gadgets are so wide-spread because of their increasing popularity.

'E-cigarettes can produce  toxic chemicals and the  amount of nicotine and other chemical constituents and contaminants, including vaporised flavourings, varies between products, meaning they could be extremely damaging to young people’s health.'

Teenagers will be banned from buying e-cigarettes this week. The law also foresees the situation in which an adult buys cigarettes or other tobacco products for someone under-age. They could be fined up to £2,500 or given a £50 penalty.

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