Prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes: Equality Impact Assessment – Results

Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) results for the proposed prohibition on the sale and supply of single-use vapes in Scotland.

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy

The Scottish Government seeks to make regulations to prohibit the sale and supply of single-use vapes.

The policy objectives of the intervention are to:

  • Accelerate a reduction in environmental harm by reducing the number of vapes being landfilled, incinerated, and littered, thereby increasing recycling and reuse rates;
  • Stimulate businesses and consumers to replace single-use vapes with reusable alternatives, thereby supporting a switch to less environmentally harmful products.

Directorate: Environment and Forestry

Division: Producer Responsibility Division

Team: Product Stewardship



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