Single-use vapes ban: consultation on implementation

Final consultation, covering the implementation of the ban and draft impact assessments. This consultation is open from 2 April to 14 May 2024.


The Scottish Government, along with the UK Government and the Welsh Government, are proposing to introduce a prohibition on the sale and supply of single-use vapes (hereafter referred to as a ban on single-use vapes).

We have gathered views on our approach to this legislation through the consultation on Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping which ran from October to December 2023. Read the government response to this consultation.

We held a two-week technical consultation from 23 February 2024 to 8 March 2024 on the draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024 that would give effect to a ban. Following that consultation we have made updates to the definition of a single-use vape and enforcement powers. The finalised Regulations are published alongside this consultation.

This final six-week consultation invites feedback on the implementation of the ban and draft impact assessments, including a Strategic Environmental Assessment. 

If you provided feedback on the impact or implementation of the ban during the previous consultation it will be taken into account, and there is no need to resubmit feedback to this consultation unless you have additional comments.

Why your views matter

Your views will inform the final impact assessments and will be used to consider any updates to the policy before it is laid in the Scottish Parliament.

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