Jersey

E-cigarette ban for under-18s in Jersey

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Image caption It is already illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under-18s in the UK

People under the age of 18 will be banned from buying e-cigarettes in Jersey, after States members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change.

It brings the island into line with the UK, where selling the device to under-18s has been illegal since October.

A Public Health England review found e-cigarettes to be about 95% less harmful than tobacco, but some experts say not enough is known of the health risks.

The law will come into effect following approval from the Privy Council.

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