September 19, 2023 5.05 pm This story is over 8 months old

Lincolnshire councillors push for stricter vape and tobacco licensing

Councillors speak out on inadequate enforcement measures

Lincolnshire councillors are sounding the alarm: shops selling vapes and tobacco could be the next frontier in licensing, akin to alcohol vendors.

A report before the Lincolnshire County Council’s Public Scrutiny Committee this Tuesday unveiled some unsettling statistics. In the 2022/23 fiscal year, Trading Standards conducted age-restricted sales tests that resulted in an 11% failure rate for alcohol and tobacco, and a concerning 30% for vapes.

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