Public poll on e-cigarettes for ITV News.
Date Published: 15 Jul 2014
Categories: Business | Consumer | Health | Public and communities | UK
66% want law change in selling e-cigs to under 18s
Two-thirds of Britons would support a change to the law which would make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to those aged under 18, according to an ITV News poll carried out by ComRes.
It is currently legal to sell e-cigarettes - which contain nicotine - to under 18s although there is a voluntary code in place by the retail industry for them not to do so.
ComRes asked 2,055 people whether they would "support or oppose a change in the law to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, to under 18-year-olds." The results were:
- 66% support a change in the law to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s.
- 16% said they opposed the change, which would leave the voluntary code in place.
- 17% said they did not know.
Levels of support for a change in the law was similar between parents with children under the age of 18 (68%) and those without children of that age (66%), the poll found.