A blanket ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes in the district’s markets has been enforced by the city council.
Lancaster City Council cabinet members agreed to carry on with a prior decision to ban market traders from selling the devices until government regulation and licensing is introduced in 2016.
Coun Jon Barry, cabinet member with responsibility for markets, said he believed the current policy should be continued until 2016, when e-cigarettes are to become licensed and regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
He said cabinet should then look at the issue again.
Cabinet members agreed unanimously with the proposal.
Coun Eileen Blamire said: “We don’t know whether they are harmful. We would be rushing into something we don’t know anything about
“I don’t think it would sit easily with us to allow them to be sold at this time.”
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