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E cigarettes / Vaping


Afternoon, 

It has come to police attention that E cigarettes / Vapes are getting sold to children under the age of 12!!

Darlington Police will be working alongside Trading standards to clamp down on this issue.

The legal age to buy these products are 18+

If you are aware that your children has one of these and are under the age of 18 years please give appropriate advice to your child. 

These can affect your child's health and are becoming HIGHLY addictive.

The most common side effects of vaping include: Tongue sensitivity/tongue numbness/loss of taste. Other side effects, such as a fast heartbeat (tachycardia), high blood pressure, and possibly seizures have been linked to high levels of nicotine.

E cigarettes contain nicotine and were created to help people reduce the amount of nicotine they may consume in a day, they are NOT A toy. 

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Chloe Allison
(Police, PCSO, Darlington West NPT)

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