The MP for Penrith and the Border has backed the Prime Minister’s decision to ban disposable vapes.

Dr Neil Hudson has praised the Government's announcement of new powers to restrict flavours that appeal to children, ensure manufacturers producers plainer packaging, and restrict how vapes are displayed in shops moving them out of children’s eyelines and away from products such as sweets.

To crack down on underage sales, Government will also bring in new fines for shops in England and Wales which sell vapes illegally to children.

Trading standards officers will be empowered to act ‘on the spot’ to tackle underage tobacco and vape sales. This builds on a maximum £2,500 fine that local authorities can already impose.

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Dr Neil Hudson MP said: “I am delighted the Prime Minister and Government  have listened and accepted the evidence that disposable vapes - with their bright colours and sweet flavours - are sparking this alarming rise in youth vaping.

"Impacting children's education, damaging their bodies and even impacting their mental health, the case is clear that no child should ever pick up a vape."