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The Irish Heart Foundation has endorsed measures that would ban flavoured e-cigarettes and marketing techniques aimed at encouraging young people to take up vaping.

The charity said it has lobbied extensively to have four sweeping recommendations included in a pre-legislative scrutiny report for the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill that was published this weekend. One of the key recommendations in the Oireachtas Health Committee’s report is a prohibition on the flavouring of all vapes, except tobacco.

“Vape manufacturers clearly use flavours – and research has identified thousands of them – that they know will attract minors,” said Mark Murphy [...]