The UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association) have produced a handy guide for retailers to prevent underage vape sales.
This has recently been updated and is written in Plain English without confusing jargon in collaboration with Trading Standards.
You can view the PDF here. It is free online – accessible to all.
The General Director John Dunne says…
“The entire UKVIA membership is united behind the message that we must do all in our power to stop underage sales.”
“This is one battle that we simply have to win but we need the support of Government, regulators and enforcement authorities in order to do so.
“Our Underage Sales Guide will give retailers all the information they need so that they don’t inadvertently sell to someone under 18.
“Policy makers, politicians and consumers must have confidence that the vaping industry is a responsible sector and this will be undermined if businesses do not implement and uphold robust age verification processes.
“The guide gives clear advice on how to implement a ‘Challenge 25’ policy and why it is important that anyone who appears to be younger than 25 should be asked to provide ID.”
This update includes the use of digital ID’s, equality, staff training and “proxy purchasing” (where adults buy on behalf of underage people).
Also the UKVIA in association with Citizencard are creating a retailer pack including downloadable assets such as posters, Challenge 25 badges and a refusal register plus other useful tools.
UK Vaping Industry Association updates ‘Preventing Underage Sales Guide’ for UK retailers https://t.co/0EZgcXL6ZY #vaping #tradingstandards
— UKVIA (@Vaping_Industry) March 3, 2023