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25 Jun 2022

Report illegal substances in vape products to Gardaí, says Longford superintendent

Tax on vaping could lead to unintended consequence - report

The access that children currently have to vape products due to lack of legislation is of concern to local politicians, youth service providers and gardaí, a meeting has heard

The access that children currently have to vape products due to lack of legislation is of concern, not only to local representatives and youth service providers, but also to Gardaí and those involved in the Local Community Safety Partnership, which met on Monday.

Speaking to the Longford Leader this week, Superintendent Seamus Boyle confirmed there are even concerns that illegal substances are being sold within vaping products - an issue that was raised at the LCSP meeting by Antoinette Kinsella of the Midlands Drug & Alcohol Task Force.

Supt Boyle has assured no such complaints have been made with regard to products sold in Longford vape shops but said it is “certainly something we can look at”, encouraging anyone who comes across such illegal substances to report it immediately to Gardaí.

Regarding the need for legislation on vaping products, he added, “I support any legislation that helps protect children and vulnerable people”.

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