February 1, 2022
Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) on Monday (31) launched a new guide to help retailers with the sale and supply of e-cigarettes and other vaping products.
The guide, which is part of the wider group of Assured Advice guides, covers the regulations that govern the sale and supply of e-cigarettes, retailers’ responsibilities when selling these products, how to ensure that packaging and labelling are compliant with the regulations, and advice on how to ensure that underage sales do not take place.
Within the guide, ACS recommends that retailers utilise the Challenge25 policy when selling e-cigarettes and vaping products. As part of an update to Challenge25 materials launched in January, there are new posters, badges and other downloadable assets available here which refer specifically to e-cigarettes.
ACS Assured Advice guides are backed by Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards, providing a central reliable source of information and guidance for retailers that if followed, must be respected by enforcement officers throughout England and Wales.
The new guide is available to download here: https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/e-cigarettes
More information about Assured Advice is available here: https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/assured-advice
ACS’ moves comes amid rampant reports of illicit as well as underage sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products across the country. Multiple city councils have been reportedly receiving a large number of complaints about the sale of these products to children and are asking parents with information and evidence to contact them.