The ACT government has proposed tougher protections to prevent the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products to people aged under 18.
Under the changes, young people could soon be engaged by the ACT government to attempt to buy tobacco products from retailers as part of compliance testing. The testing could identify retailers who are selling e-cigarettes and vaping products to minors.
It is part of a suite of reforms put forward by Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith in an attempt to regulate the sales of e-cigarettes and vaping.
"Unfortunately, across Australia there are increasing reports of illegal sales of e-cigarettes, including sales to minors," Ms Stephen-Smith said.