3rd March 2023

£40,000 of illicit vapes to be destroyed

City of London TS seized £40,000 worth of illegal vapes from a single retailer in the Square Mile.

By JTS Staff
Journal of Trading Standards' in-house team

An estimated £40,000 worth of illicit vapes seized from a single retailer by the City of London Corporation’s Trading Standards team are set to be destroyed.

Officers visited the retailer in November and confiscated a large quantity of non-compliant vapes which were in direct infringement of UK legislation due to the excessive size of the chamber containing nicotine.

The shop owner owas interviewed under caution, issued with a notice, and will pay £400 in destruction costs.

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Environment Committee, Keith Bottomley, said: “Our Trading Standards team works hard to ensure that the Square Mile is a safe place for people to shop.

“This case shows the commitment of our officers in making sure that people are buying the correct products and not being sold something that is more damaging to their health and wellbeing.”

City Corporation Trading Standards officers are continuing to visit vape retailers to make sure they are selling legal products.

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