government ban on cigarette vending machines: what are the benefits?


The Department of Health has banned cigarette vending machines from pubs, clubs and restaurants in a bid to curb underage smoking and support adults trying to quit. The Department of Health is determined to curtail one of the biggest challenges to public health in the UK, with more than 8 million people in England smoking and more than 80,000 deaths each year.

Reducing the temptation of smoking can only be seen as a good thing to the UK population, but it forces the leisure industry to think about the impact that the redundant machines have on the environmental health of the country if not disposed of correctly. WEEE Systems can support the responsible and systematic de-manufacture of the vending machines into recovered raw materials, using these to enable the development of entrepreneurial and sustainable products and provide practical assistance to those organisations ready to act now.


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