Lifestyle Economics

Disposable vape ban would fuel black market


Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer writes for CapX


Kristian Niemietz quoted in The Guardian

IEA research featured in The Daily Express

A Vapid Solution, new research by IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon and Communications Officer Reem Ibrahim warning of the unintended consequences from banning disposable e-cigarettes, has been featured in The Daily Express.

The article read:

“The IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon warned: ‘We do not ban cider just because some teenagers drink it.

“’We do not ban 18 certificate films because some teenagers watch them. We do not even ban cigarettes because some teenagers smoke them.’

“The report argues that a ban could risk some returning to cigarettes. It also highlights that a ban could result in the proliferation of unregulated and unsafe vaping products on the black market.”

Read the full article here.

The paper was also featured in ecigclick, Modus, VapeBusiness, and WIREDGOV.

Read a full copy of A Vapid Solution here.