Prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes: island communities impact screening assessment

The interim island communities impact screening assessment for the proposed prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes.

Recommendations, conclusions and consultation

64. At this stage, it is not anticipated that this policy will have a significantly different impact for island communities relative to mainland communities. It is also not anticipated to have significantly different impacts between island communities and will be implemented Scotland-wide. However, it is noted that costs of products on islands can generally be 15 - 30 % higher compared to mainland costs.

65. We recognise that engagement with island representatives is essential to fully understand the island context. We are also aware that there may be other impacts, either positive or negative, which have not been identified. As such, we intend to engage with island community representatives during the consultation period.

66. This engagement will allow us to develop a better understanding of the areas discussed in this partial screening document, as well as providing an opportunity to identify any additional issues.

67. Following on from this engagement and responses to the accompanying consultation link, this screening assessment will be updated and used to determine whether a full ICIA is required.

Screening ICIA completed by (name): Haydn Thomas
Position: Team Leader
Signature and date: 22 March 2024

ICIA authorised by: David McPhee
Position: Deputy Director
Signature and date: 22 March 2024



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