S4M-12870: Alcopops of the Nicotine World

31 Mar 2015

That the Parliament notes the recent research report that suggests that one in five 14 to 17-year-olds have tried or bought e-cigarettes; understands that the researchers labelled these products as “the alcopops of the nicotine world”; considers that e-cigarettes could act as a gateway to more harmful cigarette smoking for children in Shettleston and across the country who might otherwise not choose to take it up; notes the view that action must be taken to avoid a generation of new smokers being developed, and further notes that the researchers have called for tougher regulations to ensure that children are unable to purchase or make use of e-cigarettes.