South West Wales

Voluntary ban on under-18 e-cigarette sale

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Image caption At present there is no restriction on the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18

Shopkeepers in Pembrokeshire are being asked to join a voluntary council-run scheme not to sell e-cigarettes to under-18s.

There is no legal restriction on the sale to under-18s at present in Wales.

Retailers who join will sign a declaration and get a display sticker showing they are taking part.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said he welcomed the move, adding there were concerns about e-cigarettes acting as a "gateway" to smoking cigarettes.

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Media captionHuw George says the council is concerned that e-cigarettes lead to smoking

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