The National Health and Safety Executive has ordered all UK retailers of Niche Fireworks to stop selling the popular Nicotine-als product. This comes in response to evidence from the Independent Research Group (IRG), which has concluded that there is a link between smoking and the rising incidence of oral cancer. It also claims to show that the number of people dying from smoking-related illnesses, such as mouth cancer, has increased dramatically since 1998. In fact the report goes one step further by claiming that smoking is the main cause of death in England and Wales
What has prompted this move by the health authority?
A spokesman for the NICE said: “While smoking remains a risk factor for cancers other than mouth cancer, particularly in elderly people, evidence from the scientific literature supports the view that there is a link between smoking and oral cancer. “This research evidence does not mean, however, that smokers should be made redundant and we want to continue to offer nicotine-reducing products such as Niche Fireworks. The changes we are making will help to reduce cigarette smokers’ exposure while improving the package’s safety. We believe that all appropriate controls should be placed in place to ensure that customers are able to purchase Niche Fireworks confidently and easily.” This is good news for the customer as it means more choice for customers, and it may mean that nic salts UK become even more popular.
Will the ban on nic salts uk affect your ability to purchase cheap nicotine-reducing products such as nicotine salt e-liquid, nail polish, and gum? It seems unlikely, as these products will still be available online from high street chemists. However, if you do want to shop online and buy any of these things then you will be able to order them from your preferred online supplier. The ban has caused such a large effect on the high street, however, that many of the shops have closed and it is not expected that the stock levels will return to normal before long. So, whilst it’s great for the consumer to know that you can get nicotine-reducing products without getting hit by the law, it may not be so easy for your local shopkeeper.