A consultation on the implementation of the ban and draft impact assessments, including a Strategic Environmental Assessment has been launched by the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government, along with the UK Government and the Welsh Government, are proposing to introduce a prohibition on the sale and supply of single-use vapes (hereafter referred to as a ban on single-use vapes).

The Scottish Government have gathered views on their approach to this legislation through the consultation on Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping which ran from October to December 2023. Read the government response to this consultation.

They also held a two-week technical consultation from 23 February 2024 to 8 March 2024 on the draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024 that would give effect to a ban. Following that consultation the Scottish Government have made updates to the definition of a single-use vape and enforcement powers. The finalised Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024 are published alongside this consultation.

The consultation is open until Tuesday 14 May and can be viewed here.

The following have also been published: 

An interim Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment


Stage 1 Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment


Interim Stage 2 Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment


Interim partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment


Interim Equality Impact Assessment


An Island Communities Impact Screening Assessment


A strategic environmental assessment report