I would like to know how many instances of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, particularly as it relates to e-cigarettes, have been investigated by your Trading Standards department? How many of these investigations have been subsequently followed by enforcement action?
Additionally, how many reports of non-compliance have been received by your Trading Standards department from consumers or other businesses/organisations relating to e-cigarettes, how many of these reports have been actioned, and how many of these investigations have resulted in enforcement action?
Devon & Somerset Trading Standards has received four complaints alleging non-compliance with the Regulations. One has been actioned and three are in the process of being actioned. The one completed investigation resulted in advice being provided to the trader.